Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Watkins, Noma
- Noma Watkins Materials
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1692
- 2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The Noma Watkins Materials were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, on December 18, 2006 by Noma Watkins .
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.
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||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
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