Willie Oates Papers

MC 732

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Shana Zarnowski, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Oates, Willie (Will Etta Long), 1918-2008
Title
Willie Oates Papers
Inclusive Dates
1928-1985
Identification
MC 732
Extent
3.5 linear feet (7 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

Will Etta Long Oates, of Little Rock, Arkansas, donated her papers to Special Collections on November 26, 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel, Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in February, 1989.

Preferred Form of Citation

Willie Oates Papers (MC 732), 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

Willie Oates (1918-2008) was born to Harry Lee Long and Roberta Fern Jordan Long in Arkansas City, Kansas. She obtained a B.A. in Spanish and French from the University of Arkansas in 1941 and then married Dr. Gordon P. Oates, a Little Rock physician. In 1959-1960 she served as a member of the Arkansas State Legislature and became the first woman to serve as Vice Chairman of the Arkansas House of Representatives' Public Health and Practice of Medicine Committee. Mrs. Oates also was active in a number of civic organizations, including the Salvation Army, the Arkansas Medical Society, the Little Rock chapter of the American Association of University Women, and the Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs.

Scope and Content Note

The papers contain correspondence, programs, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and other papers. Most correspondence is from the 1970's and 1980's and primarily pertains to club activities. However, some correspondence between 1959 and 1960 concerns Oates' tenure in the Arkansas legislature. Programs, clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks pertain to club activities and have been arranged chronologically. Most of the items from the Acropolis Chapter of the American Business Women's scrapbook have been placed in file folders in chronological order.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by type and chronologically.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box Volumes 1-3

Box Volumes 1-3 Volume 1

University of Arkansas scrapbook, 1936-1940

Box Volumes 1-3 Volume 2

Greater Little Rock Federation of Women's Clubs scrapbook, 1954-1955

Box Volumes 1-3 Volume 3

Acropolis Chapter of the American Business Women's scrapbook, 1966-1968

Box Volume4 Volume 4

Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs scrapbook, 1970-1972

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1954-1959

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, 1960-1970

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, 1971-1975

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, 1976-1980

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence, 1981-1985

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 1

Programs, 1953-1970

Box 2 Folder 2

Programs, 1971-1975

Box 2 Folder 3

Programs, 1976-1980

Box 2 Folder 4

Programs, 1981-1985

Box 2 Folder 5

Programs, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 6

Programs, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1

Papers concerning legislative career, 1959

Box 3 Folder 2

Papers concerning Mad Hatters club, 1971-1977

Box 3 Folder 3-7

Papers, clippings, and photographs from the Acropolis Chapter of the American Business Women's scrapbook, 1966-1968

Box 3 Folder 8

Other papers, including Arkansas City (Kansas) High School diploma, 1936-1980

Box 4 Folder 1

Clippings, 1939-1948

Box 4 Folder 2

Clippings, 1954-1960

Box 4 Folder 3

Clippings, 1961-1969

Box 4 Folder 4

Clippings, 1970-1972

Box 4 Folder 5

Clippings, 1973

Box 4 Folder 6

Clippings, 1974-1975

Box 4 Folder 7

Clippings, 1976

Box 4 Folder 8

Clippings, 1977

Box 4 Folder 9

Clippings, 1978-1979

Box 4 Folder 10

Clippings, 1980

Box 4 Folder 11

Clippings, 1981

Box 4 Folder 12

Clippings, 1982

Box 4 Folder 13

Clippings, 1983

Box 4 Folder 14

Clippings, 1984

Box 4 Folder 15

Clippings, 1985

Box 4 Folder 16

Clippings, 1986

Box 5 Folder 1-2

Photographs - Long family, 1928

Box 5 Folder 3-4

Photographs, 1964

Box 5 Folder 5-28

Photographs, 1970-1974

Box 5 Folder 29-57

Photographs, 1976-1979

Box 5 Folder 58-103

Photographs, 1981-1985

Box 5 Folder 104-151

Photographs, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION

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