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North Carolina Student Legislature, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Delegation Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0051.43

Scope and Contents

This record group includes scrapbooks from the University of North Carolina Delegation to the North Carolina Student Legislature. The scrapbooks include photographs, correspondence, procedures, clippings, and legislative bills associated with the Delegation's activities from 1980-1996.

Dates

  • 1980 - 1996

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The North Carolina Student Legislature (NCSL), founded in 1937, is the oldest active student legislature in the country. More than 5,000 students from more than 25 public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, and community colleges across the state have experienced the educational opportunity offered by the NCSL. Individual member school delegations of NCSL research and write bills and resolutions for presentation and debate throughout the year. Individual delegations meet weekly on each campus to prepare for statewide meetings and plan special activities. Once a month, September through April, all the schools come together for an Interim Council, at which resolutions are passed and prominent speakers heard. The highlight of the NCSL year is the Annual Session in March, where delegates present bills researched year-long to the NCSL body in the chambers of the Old Capitol Building in Raleigh. Activities during the week-long Session include a reception for state legislators and alumni, extensive bill debates, election of state officers, and speeches from state and national officers. Once NCSL legislation has passed both houses at the Session and is signed by the Student Governor, it is compiled into a Compendium. The Compendium is presented to the General Assembly and prominent state leaders for their consideration each year. NCSL took a dramatic step toward organizational maturity by incorporating in 1973. NCSL is now recognized by the State of North Carolina as a non-profit, non-partisan educational corporation. NCSL, Inc. is financed by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations across the state.

Extent

3.00 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The North Carolina Student Legislature (NCSL), founded in 1937, is the oldest active student legislature in the country. More than 5,000 students from more than 25 public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, and community colleges across the state have experienced the educational opportunity offered by the NCSL. Individual member school delegations of NCSL research and write bills and resolutions for presentation and debate throughout the year. This record group includes scrapbooks from the University of North Carolina Delegation to the North Carolina Student Legislature.  The scrapbooks include photographs, correspondence, procedures, clippings, and legislative bills associated with the Delegation's activities from 1980-1996.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received.

Method of Acquisition

Records were transferred from SGA members.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Preliminary Inventory. Collection has not been fully processed.
Title
North Carolina Student Legislature, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Delegation Records
Author
Scott Hinshaw
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246