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Register of the Women for Legislative Action Collection, 1952-1977
MSS 010  
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Description
The Women for Legislative Action Collection (WLA) spans 25 years from 1952-1977 (no paperwork was found dated 1951). The collection, though not complete, gives a general overview of the organization's internal structure, constitution, statement of policy and platform, club activities and special events, financial statements, legislative reports, information on other organizations, and speeches. The bulk of the collection consists of the club's minutes, correspondence, and bulletins covering nearly the entire life of the organization. Documentation also includes reports, mimeographic material, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, pamphlets, and photographs.
Background
The Women for Legislative Action (WLA) was an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, inter-racial organization which began in 1951 and disbanded December 31, 1977. It was founded by a group of women who were not only interested in but wanted an active role in voicing their opinions and/or support for/against current issues and legislative processes at local, state, and national levels, as well as international affairs. This organization was dedicated to understand the legal jargon and complexities of bills and issues, to delegate what they felt the best course of action in handling them, and to inform the public.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.  The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.