History

2021 is our Centennial Year

The Lawrence and Douglas County (Kansas) league now traces its beginning to Sept. 27, 1921. But this is a new date. Until Jeanne Klein began to research the little known history of our first decade, everyone thought we started in 1931.

To begin the celebration of our newly dated centennial, Professor Klein presented her research essay The League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County, 1921-1931. City and county proclamations followed closely. Oral history interviews of our 50-year members were recorded and transcribed, with a professionally edited video in our near future.

Read the full text of Jeanne Klein’s essay here.

Listen to her reading at the Hot Topic program on Aug 26, 2021, below.