M88-12 - WALTER H. NUNN COLLECTION

Walter Harris Nunn was born in Monticello, Arkansas on February 17, 1942, but grew up in Crossett, Arkansas where he attended the local public schools.  Afterward, he entered Hendrix College at Conway, Arkansas where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  He immediately entered graduate school at the University of Kansas where, in June 1966, he received a Master of Arts degree in Political Science. His college research interest was in constitutional revision.

During the Arkansas Constitution Convention of 1969-70, Nunn was employed to conduct research.  His papers attest to his deep and on-going interest in constitutional revision.

In the early 1970s, Nunn established Rose Publishing Company in Little Rock.  From 1974 until 1976, he was also a co-owner of The Arkansas Advocate, a liberal monthly news- magazine.

In addition to his work with Rose Publishing Company, Nunn has held a number of jobs.  He was the Executive Director of the Arkansas Institute of Politics and Government, State Printing Clerk in the office of the State Auditor, and Director of the Arkansas International Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Nunn is married to Gale Stewart, a Little Rock attorney.  They have two children.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in two series.

Series I – Personal Papers and Organizations; Personal papers consisting mainly of papers/correspondence related to his college honors paper project and graduate school.  Organization papers consist primarily of correspondence germane to the purpose of that organization:  e.g., Arkansas Institute for Social Justice, Inc.

Series II - Politics and Government; consists mainly of papers and books on the Arkansas Constitution and its amendments and revisions.  Others material pertains to the various facets of state and local government; e.g., election returns, campaign data, city and county annexation, taxation and budget, etc.

 

Tracings:  Cities and Towns - Little Rock; Clubs and Associations; Colleges and Universities - Hendrix; Colleges and Universities - University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Constitution; Constitutional Convention, 1970; Constitutional Convention, 1979; Counties - Pulaski; Courts - Quorum; Government - Local; Government - State; Governors - Faubus, Orval E.; Laws and Legislation; Libraries and Librarians; Politics; Taxation - Local ; Taxation - State

 

 

Series I – Personal Papers and Organizations

Box 1

File 1 – Materials for Honors Project at Hendrix (Undergraduate Studies)

File 2 – Honors Project - Correspondence

File 3 – Honors Papers: "Press Coverage of the 1963 Arkansas General Assembly by the Arkansas Democrat and the Arkansas Gazette"

File 4 – Graduate School - Scholarships and Fellowships

File 5 – Governmental Research Center Publications, University of Kansas

File 6 – Job Applications for Foreign Service

File 7 – Hendrix College Alumni Association

File 8 – ULAR:  Correspondence and Miscellaneous Printed Material

File 9 – Norris Guinn Litigation

File 10- Personal Clients

File 11- Trip to Europe

File 12- Miscellaneous Papers

File 13- Advocate:  Correspondence and Printed Material

File 14- ACORN (Arkansas Community Organization For Reform Now)  (1 of 2)

File 15- ACORN (2 of 2)

File 16- Arkansas Historical Association

File 17- HSPA Board (Human Services Provider Association of Arkansas, Inc.)

File 18- AISJ (Arkansas Institute for Social Justice, Inc.)

File 19- ANAC (Auxiliary Neighborhood Action Council)

File 20- DANCH (Department of Arkansas Natural and Cultural Heritage), 1981

File 21- Lamar Society

File 22- National Municipal League

File 23- Young Adults

File 24- Little Rock Public Library

File 25- Library - Economic Development Study Commission

End of Box 1

 

 

Series I – Personal Papers and Organizations

Box 2

File 1 – Library Planning and Petition Campaign

File 2 – FOCAL (Friends of the Central Arkansas Library)

File 3 – C.A.P. (Community Action Program)

File 4 – Child Welfare Advisory Committee

File 5 – Seminar - Public Information Materials

File 6 – Seminars - ASSIST (Arkansas Syndicated School of Insurance and Securities Training)

File 7 – Seminars and Training Proposals

File 8 – AP&L Employees Seminar on Federal and State Government

File 9 – Model Cities

File 10- Wordsworth Company

End of Box 2

 

 

Series II – Politics and Government

Box 1

File 1 – Political Readings

File 2 – Lobbying

File 3 – Election Research

File 4 – Roll Calls and Precinct Analysis

File 5 – U.S. Senate Election, 1972

File 6 – Campaign, 1970

File 7 – Campaign, 1972

File 8 – Presidential Campaign, 1976

File 9 – 1964-1974 General Election (including ballot issues)

File 10- News Election Service (1980 Arkansas General Election Return)

File 11- 1980 Gubernatorial Campaign Contributions

File 12- Special Committee on County Government (1 of 2)

File 13- Special Committee on County Government (2 of 2)

File 14- Little Rock (Annexations, Budget, etc.)

File 15- Gloria Cabe Campaign

File 16- Pulaski County Quorum Court (Proposed Budgets, County Clerk Statistics, etc.)

File 17- Constitutional Convention

File 18- Constitutional Convention Prepatory Committee

File 19- Constitutional Amendments

File 20- State and Local Tax Issues

End of Box 1

 

 

Series II – Politics and Government

Box 2

File 1 – Constitution Campaign, 1970

File 2 – Constitution, 1975

File 3 – Constitution, 1976

File 4 – Constitutional Convention, 1977

File 5 – Constitutions of the 1970s

File 6 – Amendment 55 - Jim Ross, Correspondence

File 7 – Arkansas Constitutional Revision Study Commission - Executive Branch Committee

File 8 – Arkansas Constitutional Revision Study Commission - Legislative Branch Committee

File 9 – Arkansas Constitutional Revision Study Commission - Local Government Committee

File 10- Arkansas Constitutional Revision Study Commission - General Provisions Committee

File 11- Arkansas Constitutional Revision Study Commission - Revenue and Finance Committee

File 12- Arkansas Constitutional Revision Study Commission - Judicial Branch Committee

File 13- State Constitution Conventions: 1950-1965

File 14- The Drafting of State Constitutions: Working Papers for a Manual

File 15- Constitutional Convention Rules ‑ National Municipal League

File 16- Audit Report, Arkansas Constitutional Convention Advisory Commission, 1969

File 17- The Constitution of 1836:A New Perspective

File 18- Constitution of the State of Arkansas With All Amendments, 1963

File 19- Constitution of the State of Arkansas with All Amendments, 1965

File 20- Constitution of the State of Arkansas with All Amendments, 1967

File 21- Proposed Arkansas Constitution of 1970 With Comments

File 22- Constitution of the State of Arkansas With All Amendments, 1976

File 23- Constitution of the State of Arkansas With All Amendments, 1979

File 24- Politics in Arkansas:  The Constitutional Experience

File 25- Arkansas Taxpayer's Guide

 

 

Series II – Politics and Government

Box 3

File 1 – State Constitutional Revision

File 2 – Voter Registration Systems in Canada and Western Europe

File 3 – A Model Election System

File 4 – Constitutional Conventions ‑ The Politics of Revision

File 5 – Salient Issues of Constitutional Revision

File 6 – Model State Constitution

File 7 – The State Constitution and Form for Our Time

File 8 – The Constitutional Convention ‑ A Manual on its Planning, Organization and Operation

File 9 – How to Study A State Constitution

File 10- State Constitutions:  The Shape of the Document

File 11- State Constitutions:  Bill of Rights

File 12- Changing Patterns of Apportionment

File 13- National Civic Review

File 14- Compacts of Antiquity:  State Constitutions

File 15- Trends in State Constitution‑Making, 1966-1972

File 16- A Bibliography on State Constitutions and Constitutional Revision, 1945‑1975

File 17- Constitutions and Legislation

File 18- "What Should a Model State Constitution Contain?"

File 19- American State Constitutions:  An Overview of Their Development

File 20- Patterns of Recent State Constitution-Making

File 21- Patterns of Recent State Constitution - Making: Procedure, Substance, and Comment

File 22- Constitutional Revision:  A Tool For Modernizing State Government

File 23- Thirty Years of State Constitution ‑ Making 1938-1968

File 24- Address to the People of the State of Arkansas

File 25- The Constitution of the State of Alaska, 1956

File 26- The Constitution of the State of Alaska ‑1974

File 27- United States and California Constitutions

File 28- Constitution of the State of Connecticut

File 29- Constitution of the State of Florida

File 30- Florida State University Law Review

File 31- With An Understanding Heart:  Constitution Making in Hawaii

File 32- The Constitution of the State of Hawaii

File 33- Constitution of the State of Illinois

File 34- Revision Success:  The Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention

File 35- Proposed Constitution of the State of Louisiana, 1974

File 36- Magnificent Failure:  The Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1967-1968

File 37- Constitution-Making in Michigan, 1961-1962

File 38- Implementing A New Constitution:  The Michigan Experience

File 39- The Constitution of the State of Minnesota As Amended, 1974

File 40- The Constitution of the State of Mississippi

File 41- Constitution Making In Missouri:  The Convention of 1943-1944

File 42- Constitution of the State of Montana, 1972

File 43- The Process of Constitutional Revision In New Jersey:  1940-1947

File 44- The City and The Constitution:  The 1967 New York Convention's Response to the Urban Crisis

File 45- Constitutional Revision in Pennsylvania

File 46- The Politics of the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention

File 47- Amending the Texas Constitution, 1951-1972

File 48- Constitution of the State of Utah, 1973

File 49- Constitution of the State of Utah, 1977

End of Box 3

End of Series II

End of Collection