Marcia McIvor Papers

MC 1511

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University of Arkansas Libraries

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2011.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
McIvor, Marcia, 1937-2003
Title
Marcia McIvor Papers
Inclusive Dates
1975-2000
Identification
MC 1511
Extent
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Marcia McIvor Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on June 3, 2003 by her husband, Morton Gitelman.

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Windsor; completed in May 2011.

Preferred Form of Citation

Marcia McIvor Papers (MC 1511), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Sketch

Born on November 8, 1937 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Marcia McIvor graduated from high school in Dearborn and earned a B.A. (cum laude) in English from Michigan State University, where she was a four-year scholarship student. Upon graduation, McIvor taught English, French, and Library Science at high schools in East Lansing, Michigan and Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1973, she was granted a year-long fellowship with the Institute for Politics and Government, after which she served as Headquarters Director for J. William Fulbright's 1974 senatorial campaign.

Following Fulbright's defeat in the Democratic Primary at the hands of then-Governor Dale Bumpers, McIvor continued her education at the University of Arkansas School of Law, from which school she earned the Juris Doctor degree in May, 1997. Her achievements while at the School of Law included a Criminal Justice Internship with the 4th Judicial District, placement on the Dean's List, a position on the Student Supreme Court, membership on the Student Bar Association Executive Committee, and numerous other activities and honors. That same year, McIvor, a divorced mother of two, married Professor (later Distinguished) Morton Gitelman.

As a staff attorney for Ozark Legal Services, a position to which she was hired subsequent to her graduation from the School of Law, McIvor maintained a case load averaging over 100 active cases in areas as varied and divergent as domestic relations, criminal defense, and immigration law, to name but a few. McIvor worked for Ozark Legal Services, eventually as litigation director and ultimately deputy director, until she was hired by the University of Arkansas School of Law as Supervising Attorney in 1992. One year later, she was selected as the director of the law school's legal clinic, a position she held until 1999.

According to her husband, Professor Gitelman, McIvor's unerring focus and unabating passion was juvenile justice - a fact corroborated by the content of her papers. Her work in that arena earned her a position as a non-legislative member of the Arkansas General Assembly Joint Committee on Juvenile Justice. Other civic posts included: Chairman of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Member of the Joint Committee on Services to Youth of the Arkansas General Assembly; Justice of the Peace; and Delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1975. In 1990, McIvor ran for Chancery/Circuit Judge, Juvenile Division. She lost the Democratic Primary to Charles Williams by a small margin.

Marcia McIvor died on January 23, 2003 at the age of 66 after a long, 18-year-long struggle with cancer.

Scope and Content Note

The materials are largely concerned with the practice, teaching, and reform of juvenile justice in the state of Arkansas. Also included are materials relevant to Marcia McIvor's personal life, her employment with the University of Arkansas, and her work with various government agencies and the Ozark Legal Institute.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Trade Newsletters: Association of American Law Schools, 1993-1996

Box 1 Folder 2

Trade Newsletters: A.A.L.S., 1996-1998

Box 1 Folder 3

Trade Newsletters: American Bar Association, “Child Law Practice”, 1996-1997

Box 1 Folder 4

Trade Newsletters: A.B.A., “Child Law Practice”, 1997-1998

Box 1 Folder 5

Trade Newsletters: A.B.A., “Child Law Practice”, 1998-1999, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6

Trade Newsletters: A.B.A. Newsletters, 1992-1999

Box 1 Folder 7

Trade Newsletters: Legal Response and News & Views, 1981-1995

Box 1 Folder 8

Trade Newsletters: A.T.L.A. Newsletters and Docket Call, 1993-1995

Box 1 Folder 9

Trade Newsletters: The Law Teacher and BNA Family Law Reporter, 1996-1998

Box 1 Folder 10

Trade Newsletters: Northwestern University Legal Clinic and Clinical Legal Education Association, 1996-1997

Box 1 Folder 11

Trade Newsletters: The Special Educator, Children & Youth Funding Report, 1996-1999

Box 1 Folder 12

Trade Newsletters: Youth Law News and Legal Services Reporter, 1991-1999

Box 1 Folder 13

Trade Newsletters: General Materials, 1992-1993

Box 1 Folder 14

Trade Periodicals: The Arkansas Lawyer, 1989-1998

Box 1 Folder 15

Trade Periodicals: The A.B.A. Journal, 1985-1999

Box 1 Folder 16

Trade Periodicals: Trial Magazine, 1991-1992

Box 1 Folder 17

Trade Periodicals: Trial Magazine, 1993-1994

Box 1 Folder 18

Trade Periodicals: Wake Forest Law Review, 1998

Box 1 Folder 19

Trade Periodicals: University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review, 2000

Box 1 Folder 20

Trade Periodicals: General Materials, 1989-1993

Box 1 Folder 21

Trade Periodicals: General Materials, 1994-1996

Box 1 Folder 22

Special Subcommittee on Delivery of Services to Youth Materials, 1981-1982

Box 1 Folder 23

Special Subcommittee on Delivery of Services to Youth Materials, 1983, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 24

Delivery of Services to Youth Committee Materials, 1983

Box 2 Folder 1

Judiciary Committee Materials, 1981-1985

Box 2 Folder 2

Arkansas Department of Human Services Materials, 1982-1991, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 3

Arkansas Commission on Juvenile Justice: Governor’s Report Materials, 1988-1989, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 4

Arkansas Commission on Juvenile Justice: Legislative Efforts, 1988-1989

Box 2 Folder 5

Arkansas Commission on Juvenile Justice: Legislative Efforts, 1989, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 6

Arkansas Commission on Juvenile Justice: Commission Meetings & Minutes, 1988-1989

Box 2 Folder 7

Arkansas Commission on Juvenile Justice: Procedural Rules and Constitutional Reform Subcommittees, 1981-1982, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 8

Arkansas Commission on Juvenile Justice: Correspondence, 1987-1989, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 9

Arkansas Commission on Juvenile Justice: General Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 10

Discovery (Pre-Trial) Materials, 1978-1988

Box 2 Folder 11

Discovery (Pre-Trial) Materials, 1991, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 12

Legislative Updates and Advocacy Materials, 1982-1999, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 13

Arkansas Legislature Bills and Acts, 1979-1999

Box 2 Folder 14

Arkansas Legislature Bills and Acts, 1999

Box 2 Folder 15

Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Community Development Materials, 1978-1984

Box 2 Folder 16

Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Arkansas Education Project Materials, 1984, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 17

Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: State Advisory Conference and General Materials, 1983

Box 2 Folder 18

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Publications, 1980-1981

Box 2 Folder 19

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Publications, 1981-1983, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 20

Conferences and Symposia Materials, 1979

Box 2 Folder 21

Conferences and Symposia Materials, 1979-1990

Box 2 Folder 22

Conferences and Symposia Materials, 1991-1992

Box 2 Folder 23

Conferences and Symposia Materials, 1993

Box 2 Folder 24

Conferences and Symposia Materials, 1995

Box 2 Folder 25

Conferences and Symposia Materials, 1998-1999

Box 2 Folder 26

Conferences and Symposia Materials, 1999, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 27

Continuing Legal Education Program Materials, 1989

Box 2 Folder 28

Continuing Legal Education Program Materials, 1990

Box 2 Folder 29

Continuing Legal Education Program Materials, 1996-1999

Box 2 Folder 30

Management Training Materials, 1975, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1

Management Training Materials, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2

Legal Education and Training Materials, 1980

Box 3 Folder 3

Legal Education and Training Materials, 1982

Box 3 Folder 4

Legal Education and Training Materials, 1985-1999

Box 3 Folder 5

Legal Education and Training Materials, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6

Legal Education and Training Materials: Example Cases, 1986-1992

Box 3 Folder 7

Legal Education and Training Materials: Example Cases, 1993-1995

Box 3 Folder 8

The University Hospital of Arkansas vs. Jennifer Undernehr & Jerry Undernehr Materials, 1991

Box 3 Folder 9

Arvin H. Logan vs. Sandra Real Olmstead Materials, 1989-1992, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 10

Department of Human Services vs. Quinton Wayne Dearman; Oleta Colleen Brooks Materials, 1991

Box 3 Folder 11

Department of Human Services vs. Quinton Wayne Dearman; Oleta Colleen Brooks Materials, 1992

Box 3 Folder 12

Jacqueline Kight Wilson vs. John Lofton Wilson Materials, 1989

Box 3 Folder 13

Jacqueline Kight Wilson vs. John Lofton Wilson Materials, 1989-1990, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 14

Willadene Cheek vs. Elizabeth Brooks, 1988-1989, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 15

Angela R. vs. Clinton Court Materials, 1991

Box 3 Folder 16

Angela R. vs. Clinton Court Materials, 1991

Box 3 Folder 17

Angela R. vs. Clinton Court Materials, 1992

Box 3 Folder 18

Angela R. vs. Clinton Court Materials, 1992

Box 3 Folder 19

Angela R. vs. Clinton Correspondence, 1992-1993

Box 3 Folder 20

Angela R. vs. Clinton General Materials, 1992, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 1

Juvenile Justice in Arkansas Materials, 1988-1992

Box 4 Folder 2

Juvenile Justice in Arkansas Materials, 1993-1999, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 3

Juvenile Justice in Arkansas Materials, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 4

Marcia McIvor Campaign Materials, 1990

Box 4 Folder 5

Marcia McIvor Campaign Newspaper Clippings, 1990

Box 4 Folder 6

University of Arkansas Personal File, 1993-1995

Box 4 Folder 7

Personal Notes, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 8

Personal Correspondence, 1986-1994, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 9

Personal Materials, 1976-1997, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 10

Newspaper Clippings, 1982-2000, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 11

General Materials, 1980-1998, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION

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