1950 - 2017

The League of Women Voters in Moscow, Idaho

Latah County Historical Society

A Long Tradition of Steadfast Voter Service

The Moscow League of Women Voters has a long history of political activism. It has grown and prospered over the years, never wavering in its goal to educate and improve the community.

Audio excerpt by Joan Klingler.


Memos like this one would be sent out about every month or so. Today, the League uses more efficient electronic communication, but their sense of community remains the same. Audio excerpt by Karen Lewis.


Membership has waxed and waned, but in 2017 League membership rose to unprecedented levels. Open to men and women, the league offers a nonpartisan avenue for political activism across diverse topics.

Registration efforts and the publishing of voter guides are the most popular of the League's efforts in Latah County. Audio excerpt by Susan Ripley

Voter Guides

A topic near and dear to the Moscow League is education. From the 1978 special education project to more recent work in that area, the League is always an advocate for education in Idaho.

The League conducts studies on different issues and actions within Latah County, publishing large informational booklets for public use. These pamphlets often result in action by the League. Audio excerpt by Karen Lewis.

Poverty Study

The Moscow League has even participated in environmental impact studies. One of the most notable of these would be the Paradise creek study published in 1972. Audio excerpt by Karen Lewis.


Audio excerpt by Joan Klingler

Firsthand Parade Experience

During the 1995 University of Idaho Homecoming parade, the Moscow League of Women Voters marched in period dress to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the national organization. Audio excerpt by Susan Ripley.


Audio excerpt by Joan Klingler.

Parade Experiences
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The League of Women Voters in Moscow, Idaho exhibit was developed by the Latah County Historical Society.

Nicholas Cousino, Intern, Latah County Historical Society, developed this exhibition for the Google Cultural Institute.

References used in research for this exhibition:

All oral history interviews were conducted and edited by Nicholas Cousino. Full recordings and recordings of these interviews can be found at the Latah County Historical Society.

All digital materials used in this exhibition are copyright the Latah County Historical Society (LCHS). Original materials can be found at the LCHS office and are available for research.

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