Noma Watkins Materials

MC 1692

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Ashley Cain, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Watkins, Noma
Title
Noma Watkins Materials
Inclusive Dates
1990-1997
Identification
MC 1692
Extent
2.5 linear feet (3 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 Noma Watkins Materials were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, on December 18, 2006 by Noma Watkins .

Processing Information

Processed by the Special Collections Department in 2008.

Preferred Form of Citation

Noma Watkins Materials (MC 1692), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

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

Biographical Note

Noma Watkins of Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas, served as a delegate to the 1992, 1994, and 1996 sessions of the Arkansas Silver Haired Legislature. In 1997, she served as a delegate from Arkansas to the Inaugural Session of the National Silver Haired Congress.

The first Silver Haired Legislature program was organized in 1973 in Missouri as a mock legislature of senior citizens; since then, thirty-one other states have implemented Silver Haired Legislature programs. The Arkansas Silver Haired Legislature has met every two years since 1978. Its purpose is to address and bring to the attention of the General Arkansas Assembly the state-level concerns of Arkansas seniors. The Arkansas Silver Haired Legislature is sponsored by the Division of Aging and Adult Services and the Arkansas Area Agencies on Aging.

The Silver Haired Legislature program organized on a national level in 1997 with the inaugural session of the National Silver Haired Congress (NSHC). The NSHC is a nonpartisan mock legislature consisting of 100 Silver Representatives and 435 Silver Senators, all United States citizens who are at least sixty years of age. The Silver Senators are elected or appointed to serve a four-year term; the Silver Representatives are elected or appointed to serve a two-year term. Silver Senators and Silver Representatives are elected at a state-level by registered voters who are at least sixty years of age. Since 1997, The NSHC has met annually in Washington, DC, to consider federal-level issues affecting senior citizens.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include applications, petitions, notes, correspondence, pamphlets, manuals, folders, constitutions, by-laws, resolutions, bills, bill amendments, directories, workbooks, newsletters, newspaper and magazine clippings, name tags, napkin, receipt, maps, tote bag, and city report.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Noma Watkins- Personal Materials, May 4, 1992- February 10, 1997

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, May 11, 1992- August 23, 1995

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, September 5, 1995- March 20, 1997

Box 1 Folder 4

Noma Watkins- Election and National Silver Haired Congress Registration Information, 1992- January 1, 1997

Box 1 Folder 5

1992 Arkansas Silver Haired Legislature Delegate Training Manual and Workbook Folders, 1992

Box 1 Folder 6

1994 Arkansas Silver Haired Legislature Delegate Training Manual and Workbook Folders, 1994

Box 1 Folder 7

1996 Arkansas Silver Haired Legislature Delegate Training Manual and Workbook Folders, 1996

Box 1 Folder 8

Arkansas Silver Haired Legislature Bills, Resolutions, and Amendments, 1990-1992

Box 1 Folder 9

Arkansas Silver Haired Legislature Bills, Resolutions, and Amendments, 1994-1996

Box 1 Folder 10

Arkansas Silver Haired Legislator Rosters, 1992-1996

Box 1 Folder 11

National Silver Haired Congress Constitutions and By-laws, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 12

Noma Watkins- Research for National Silver Haired Conference Resolutions, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13

National Silver Haired Congress Resolutions Folder 1 of 2, 1997

Box 1 Folder 14

National Silver Haired Congress Resolutions Folder 2 of 2, 1997

Box 1 Folder 15

General National Silver Haired Congress Information, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 16

Arkansas General Assembly Rosters, 1991-1996

Box 1 Folder 17

Directories of Other Organizations, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 18

Other Conference Materials, The Aging Forum- White House Conference on Aging, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 19

General Parliamentary Procedure and Legislative Process Materials, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 20

Area Agency on Aging Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 1

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 2

Arkansas Department of Human Services Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 3

National Issues Forums Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 4

Other Organizational Materials, Arkansas Bar Association- Washington, DC Convention and Visitors Association, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 5

Newsletters, March 1997- January 1997

Box 2 Folder 6

Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, September 1991- March 24, 1996

Box 2 Folder 7

Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, June 1996- November 3, 1996

Box 2 Folder 8

General Materials, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1

The Warren Report, 1996

Box 3 Folder 2

Souvenir Tote from 1997 National Silver Haired Congress, 1997

END OF COLLECTION

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