Norma Paulus papers, 1948-2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Paulus, Norma
Title
Norma Paulus papers
Dates
1948-2006 (inclusive)
1971-1976 (bulk)
Quantity
44 linear feet, (44 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA031
Summary
The Norma Paulus papers contain papers generated and received by Paulus' office during her three terms representing the Eleventh District in the Oregon House of Representatives, 1971-1976 and campaign materials from 1970 through 1986. Memorabilia from her time in public life is also represented.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Norma Jean Peterson Paulus was born in Belgrade, Nebraska on March 13, 1933. During her early childhood, the Peterson family relocated to Burns, Oregon where Paulus attended Burns Union High School and was a member of the baton team for the high school band. Paulus graduated from Burns Union High School in 1950. Her first job, as a secretary to the Harney County district attorney, led to work as a legal secretary in Salem, Oregon. Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl C. LaTourette encouraged Paulus to apply to law school because of her experience and expertise. Based on her test scores, Paulus entered Willamette University Law School in 1956 without any prior college experience and graduated with honors in 1962. Paulus met her husband, William G. Paulus, while at Willamette University. They had been married for forty years when he died in 1999. Their two children are Elizabeth and William Frederick ("Fritz") Paulus, both graduates of Whitman College.

Following three terms in the Oregon House of Representatives (1970-1976), Norma Paulus became Oregon's first woman Secretary of State in 1976. She served in this office until 1985. As Secretary of State, Paulus dealt with several issues that gained national attention, including instituting emergency procedures in Wasco County to block followers of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh from an attempt to sway local elections.

Paulus ran unsuccessfully for Governor in 1986, losing to Democrat Neil Goldschmidt. In 1990 Goldschmidt appointed her as Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction. Paulus won election to a four year term later that year and was reelected in 1994. As state superintendent, Paulus introduced statewide assessment testing in 1991 and supported school-to-work initiatives for reforming public education.

Since leaving public office, Paulus has worked as the executive director of the Oregon Historical Society; served on the Oregon State Capitol Foundation Board; served on the boards of various organizations including Willamette University; and helped raise funds for a statue honoring former governor Tom McCall. In 2004 she received the University of Oregon's Distinguished Service Award.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Norma Paulus papers contain documents generated and received by Paulus' office during her three terms representing the city of Salem and Marion County in District 11 in the Oregon State House of Representatives. She won re-election in 1972 and 1974. Materials include copies of legislation she sponsored or co-sponsored, committee minutes, photographs, memorabilia, and letters from constituents. Her papers reflect her interest in environmental issues, capitol planning, and local government.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Norma Paulus papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Legislative Materials, 1971-2005Return to Top

This series is organized into four subseries and contains materials generated by Paulus' office during her three terms representing the city of Salem and Marion County in the Oregon State House of Representatives. Subseries A, B, and C contain papers from the three terms of her service in 1971, 1973, and 1975 respectively and Subseries D contains materials from the Interim session, 1975-1976.

Each of the first three subseries is arranged alphabetically by legislative topic. Subseries A includes such items as early drafts of House Bill 1036, also known as the "Bottle Bill," which deals with recycling; House Bill 1728 regarding PERS (Public Employees Retirement System); House Bill 1059, which created the Department of Human Resources; and House Bill 1826, which increased the term of car license periods from two to four years.

Subseries B and C include materials on the Capitol Planning Commission, legislation dealing with environmental issues, human resources, landlord tenant bills, aging, education issues, and off-road vehicles. Subseries D contains materials from various committees Paulus sat on during the 1975-1976 Interim session, including Judiciary, Agriculture, and Natural Resources.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Legislative files: Subcommittee on Agriculture – Welfare
1971
Box Folder
1 1
Agriculture Subcommittee
Contains House Bill 1107.
1971
1 2
Alert
1971
1 3
Basic School Support
1971
1 4
Bottle Bill 1036
1971
1 5
Bottle Bill 1036
1971
1 6
Condominium Legislation
Contains House Bill 1240 and House Bill 1088.
1971
1 7
Consumer Protection
1971
1 8
Consumer Protection
1971
1 9
Constitutional Amendments
Contains Senate Joint Resolution 7.
1971
1 10
Criminal code SB40
Contains Senate Bill 40.
1971
1 11
Criminal code SB40
1971
1 12
Day Care Centers
Contains House Bill 1228.
1971
1 13
Detergents
1971
1 14
Drugs – Decisions and Directions
1971
1 15
Eagleton Institution of Politics (Rutgers University) – State Legislator Seminar
1971
1 16
Eagleton Institution of Politics (Rutgers University) – State Legislator Seminar
1971
1 17
Education - Higher
1971
1 18
Education - Secondary
1971
1 19
Election Laws Subcommittee
Contains House Joint Resolution 47.
1971
1 20
Environment, Committee on
1971
1 21
Estuaries
Contains House Bill 3013 (marked up).
1971
1 22
Financial Affairs, Subcommittee on
1971
1 23
Firefighters
Contains House Bill 1467.
1971
1 24
Fish and Game, Subcommittee on
Contains Senate Bill 243 and House Bill 1193.
1971
1 25
Geo-thermal
House Bill 1550, 3013 and 3019.
1971
1 26
Gifted children
Contains Senate Bill 119.
1971
1 27
Government reorganization
1971
1 28
Gun legislation
Contains House Bill 1112 and House Bill 1889.
1971
2 1
Health and Welfare
Contains House Bill 1227 and House Joint Resolution 10.
1971
2 2
Highways and Gas
Contains House Bills 1733, 1808, 1625 and 1338; Senate Joint Resolutions 2 and 5; Senate Bill 9.
1971
2 3
Human Resources
1971
2 4
Judicial Reform
1971
2 5
Judicial Salaries
1971
2 6
Judiciary, Committee on
Contains House Bills 1513, 1456; House Joint Resolution 48; Senate Bills 66 and 226.
1971
2 7
Judiciary, Committee on
1971
2 8
Judiciary, Committee on
1971
2 9
Legislature
Contains items related to the legislature such as a composite of Members of the 56th (1971) Oregon State Legislative Assembly.
1971
2 10
Legislature
1971
2 11
Local Government
1971
2 12
Marion County
House Bill 1045 and House Bill 1397.
1971
2 13
Marriage-Divorce-Abortion
1971
2 14
Miscellaneous
Contains Senate Bill 271.
1971
2 15
Mobile Homes
1971
2 16
Natural Resources
1971
2 17
News Media
1971
2 18
News Paper Clippings
1971
2 19
Nuclear Power
1971
2 20
OSEA (Oregon State Employees Association)
Contains House Bill 1381.
1971
2 21
Oregon Traffic Safety
Contains Senate Bill 54.
1971
2 22
Personal
1971
2 23
Predator (animals) – SB 579
1971
2 24
Property Tax (Nitchum, Roger H.)
1971
2 25
Publicity
1971
2 26
Reappointment, Subcommittee on
1971
2 27
Republican State Control
1971
2 28
Revenue, Committee on
Contains House Bills 1366, 1728 and 1818.
1971
3 1
Salem
1971
3 2
Secretary of State
1971
3 3
State and Federal Affairs
Contains House Bill 1059 and Senate Bill 169.
1971
3 4
Subdivision Control
Contains Senate Bill 951.
1971
3 5
Taxation
1971
3 6
Committee on Transportation
Contains House Bill 1826.
1971
3 7
Urban Affairs
Contains House Bills 1054, 1422 and Senate Bill 484.
1971
3 8
Veterans
1971
3 9
Ways and Means
Contains House Bill 1098.
1971
3 10
Welfare
1971
Subseries B: Legislative files: Agriculture - Workmen's Compensation and Unemployment
1973-1974
Box Folder
3 11
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Contains Senate Bill 201.
1973
3 12
Alcohol and Drugs
1973
3 13
Arts
1973
3 14
Associated Press – Conflict of Interest
1973
3 15
Banking
1973
3 16
Ballot Measure no. 9
1973
3 17
Bottle Bill
1973
3 18
Cape Kiwanda
Contains House Joint Resolution 21 and House Bill 2353.
1973
3 19
Capitol Planning Commission
Contains House Bill 2479, 2667 and Senate Bill 733.
1973
3 20
Constitutional Revision
1973
3 21
Consumer Protection
1973
3 22
Consumer and Business Affairs 1973
1973
3 23
Corrections (Department of)
1973
3 24
Credit
1973
3 25
Criminal Law Revision (Criminal Justice)
1973
3 26
Day Care
1973
3 27
Education
Contains House Bill 2213.
1973
3 28
Elections
1973
3 29
Employment Agencies
1973
3 30
Environment
Contains Senate Bills 294 and 218.
1973
3 31
ERA Amendment
Senate Joint Resolution 4, a copy of the resolution with signatures of all the women in the Oregon State Legislature.
1973
3 32
Fish and Game
1973
3 33
Health – Fluoridation
1973
4 1
Highways
1974
4 2
Hillcrest – MacLaren (schools merger)
1974
4 3
Housing Bonds
1974
4 4
Human Resources
Contains House Bills 2397, 2430 and 2897.
1974
4 5
Insurance
1974
4 6
Invitations
Two folders.
1973-1974
4 7
Invitations
1973-1974
4 8
Jail Standards
Three folders, containing various pamphlets dealing with detention facility operations.
1974
4 9
Jail Standards
1974
4 10
Jail Standards
1974
4 11
Judiciary Correspondence
Two folders, containing House Bills 3142, 3202 and 2560.
1974
4 12
Judiciary Correspondence
1974
4 13
Juvenile Code
1974
4 14
Labor and Industries
1974
4 15
Landlord Tenant Act
Two folders, containing House Bill 2217 and Senate Bill 159.
1974
4 16
Landlord Tenant Act
1974
4 17
Land Use Planning
Two folders, containing House Bills 3293 and 2607.
1974
4 18
Land Use Planning
1974
4 19
Senate Bill 100 (Land Use)
Contains Senate Bills 100 and 769.
1974
4 20
Legislative
Information on 57th session, including staff listings, forms, etc.
1973
4 21
Legislation, Miscellaneous
Contains House Bill 2190 a copy of address Paulus gave to the Oregon Farm Bureau on 13 November 1972.
1974
4 22
Local Government
Contains Senate Bills 455 and 185.
1974
4 23
Lottery
1973-1974
4 24
Marion County
1974
4 25
Mental Health
1974
4 26
National Society of State Legislation
1974
4 27
National Society of State Legislation
1974
4 28
National Society of State Legislation
1974
4 29
News Clippings
1974
5 1
Noise
1974
5 2
Off Road Vehicle
Contain House Bills 2282, 2764, 2969, 2583 and Senate Bill 577.
1974
5 3
Off Road Vehicle
1974
5 4
Off Road Vehicle
1974
5 5
Off Road Vehicle
1974
5 6
Off Road Vehicle
1974
5 7
Off Road Vehicle
1974
5 8
Off Road Vehicle
1974
5 9
Oregon-AFL-CIO
1974
5 10
OSEA (Oregon State Employees Association)
1974
5 11
Oregon State Bar
1974
5 12
Pacific Rim Trade Association
1974
5 13
Pages
Information about students who served as honorary pages for a day in the Oregon State Legislature and thank you notes from students.
1974
5 14
Personal
Contains a photograph of Paulus in the Oregon House Chamber, 1973.
1974
5 15
Personal
1974
5 16
Planning Commission
Contains House Bills 2548 and 2965.
1974
5 17
Pornography
Contains Senate Bill 708.
1974
5 18
Port of Portland
1974
5 19
Probate Code Revision
1974
5 20
PERS (Public Employees Retirement System)
1974
5 21
Professional Responsibility
1974
5 22
Revenue
1974
5 23
Revenue Bonds
Contains House Bills 2113 and 3107.
1974
5 24
Scenic and Recreational Area
1974
5 25
State Land Board
1974
5 26
Taxation
1974
5 27
Taxation HB (House Bill) 2004 and HJR (House Joint Resolution) 3
1974
6 1
Taxation-Church and School
Contains House Bill 2953 and Senate Joint Resolution 32.
1974
6 2
Tax Relief and School Finance
Contains House Bills 2004, 2006, 3240, 3243, 2314, 3241, 3248 and House Joint Resolution 72.
1974
6 3
Tax Relief and School Finance
1974
6 4
Timber Management and Forestry Service
1974
6 5
Traffic Safety
1974
6 6
United Nations
1974
6 7
Utility Legislation
Contains Senate Bill 186.
1974
6 8
Ways and Means
Contains House Bill 2123.
1974
6 9
Women's Liberation
1974
6 10
Workmen's Compensation and Unemployment
1974
Subseries C: Legislative files: Aging and Cosmetology - Women's Rights
1975
Box Folder
6 11
Aging
1975
6 12
Agriculture and Natural Resources
1975
6 13
Alcohol and Drugs
1975
6 14
Arts
1975
6 15
Attorney General
1975
6 16
Bonds
Contains House Bill 2054.
1975
6 17
Bottle Bill
1975
6 18
Capitol Planning Commission
Contains Senate Bill 5552.
1975
6 19
Child Abuse
1975
6 20
Children Services
Contains Senate Bill 5530.
1975
6 21
Continuing Legal Education
1975
6 22
Common Cause
1975
6 23
Constitutional Revision
1975
6 24
Consumer Legislation
1975
6 25
Corrections
1975
6 26
Corrections
1975
6 27
Correspondence Unattended to
1975
6 28
Correspondence
1975
6 29
Correspondence
1975
6 30
Criminal Justice Information
1975
6 31
Cosmetology
1975
7 1
Current mail
Contains House Bill 2953 and Senate Joint Resolution 32.
1975
7 2
Death and Dying
Contains House Bill 2512 and Senate Bill 138.
1975
7 3
Discrimination
1975
7 4
Dorchester Conference
1975
7 5
Eagleton Institute of Politics
1975
7 6
Early Childhood Development Task Force
1975
7 7
Education
Contains House Bills 2527 and 2131.
1975
7 8
Elections
Contains House Bill 2022.
1975
7 9
Elections
1975
7 10
Energy
1975
7 11
Environment
1975
7 12
Expenses
1975
7 13
Field Burning
1975
7 14
Geothermal
1975
7 15
Girl's Athletics and Textbooks
1975
7 16
Girl's Athletics and Textbooks
1975
7 17
Girl's Athletics and Textbooks
1975
7 18
Girl's Athletics and Textbooks
1975
7 19
Health and SB (Senate Bill) 625
1975
7 20
Highway
1975
7 21
Historical Buildings
1975
7 22
Human Resources
Contains House Bill 2916.
1975
7 23
Inheritance Taxes
1975
7 24
Insurance
Contains House Bill 2647.
1975
7 25
Inventory Tax HB (House Bill) 3201
1975
8 1
Invitations
1975
8 2
Judiciary
Contains House Bills 2478 and 2985. Also Senate Bills 537 and 191.
1975
8 3
Judiciary
1975
8 4
Labor and Business Affairs
Contains House Bill 2650.
1975
8 5
Land Conservation and Development
1975
8 6
Land Use
1975
8 7
Legislation Pending
1975
8 8
Legislature
1975
8 9
Legislative Reform
1975
8 10
Local Government
Contains Senate Bill 598.
1975
8 11
Marion County
1975
8 12
Mass Transit
1975
8 13
Mobile Homes
1975
8 14
Nuclear Energy
1975
8 15
Off Road Vehicles
Contains House Bill 2764.
1975
8 16
Oregon Investment Council
1975
8 17
Oregon State Bar
Contains Senate Bill 170.
1975
8 18
OSEA (Oregon State Employees Association)
1975
8 19
Oregon State Library
1975
8 20
Pages
1975
8 21
PGE Bethel Plant
Contains House Bill 2029.
1975
8 22
PERS
1975
8 23
Personal
1975
8 24
Personal
1975
8 25
Recycling
Contains House Joint Resolution 6.
1975
8 26
Research
1975
8 27
SAIF (State Accident and Insurance Fund)
1975
8 28
Solar Energy
Contains House Bill 2046.
1975
8 29
Solar Energy
1975
8 30
Solar Energy
1975
9 1
Solid Waste
1975
9 2
Solid Waste
Contains House Bill 3152 and Senate Bill 1018.
1975
9 3
Solid Waste - State Advisory
Contains House Bill 3211 and Senate Bill 713.
1975
9 4
Solid Waste - State Advisory
1975
9 5
Solid Waste - State Advisory
1975
9 6
State Fair
1975
9 7
State Fair
1975
9 8
State and Federal Affairs
Contains House Bill 2379.
1975
9 9
State and Federal Affairs
1975
9 10
State Institutions
Contains Senate Bill 596.
1975
9 11
Steel Headers
1975
9 12
Subdivision Control Law
1975
9 13
Sub Surface Sewage
1975
9 14
Taxation - Exemptions, etc.
Contains House Bills 2634, 2463 and 3037.
1975
9 15
Taxation - Exemptions, etc.
1975
9 16
Timber Tax
Contains House Bills 2426, 2008, 2885 and 2159.
1975
9 17
Timber Tax
1975
9 18
Timber Tax
1975
9 19
Timber Tax
1975
9 20
Timber Tax
1975
9 21
678
Contains Senate Bill 678.
1975
9 22
Traffic Safety
1975
9 23
Transportation
1975
9 24
Utilities
1975
9 25
Ways and Means
1975
9 26
Welfare
1975
10 1
Western Communications, Inc.
1975
10 2
Willamette River Greenway
Contains House Bill 2497.
1975
10 3
Willamette River Greenway
1975
10 4
Willamette River Greenway
1975
10 5
Willamette River Greenway
1975
10 6
Women's Rights
Contains Senate Bill 508.
1975
Subseries D: Legislative files, Interim and post-Secretary of State
Legislative files, Interim, 1975-1976: Campaign for Governor, 1985; Personal Correspondence, 1983-1999; Vote by mail, 1984-2003
1975-2005
Box Folder
10 7
Judiciary Interim Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 8
Judiciary Interim Committee Minutes
1975-1976
object
10 9
Judiciary Interim Committee Minutes
1975-1976
Folder
10 10
Judiciary Interim Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 11
Judiciary Interim Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 12
Judiciary Interim Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 13
Judiciary Interim Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 14
Judiciary Interim Committee Reference Material
1975-1976
10 15
Judiciary Interim Committee Reference Material
1975-1976
10 16
Judiciary Interim Sub-Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 17
Judiciary Interim Sub-Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 18
Judiciary Interim Sub-Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 19
Judiciary Interim Sub-Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 20
Judiciary Interim Sub-Committee Minutes
1975-1976
10 21
Judiciary Interim Sub-Committee Minutes
1975-1976
11 1
Oregon Juvenile Code
1976-1977
11 2
Oregon Juvenile Code
1976-1977
11 3
Legislative Interim Committee on Agricultural and Natural Resources - Minutes
Contains House Bill 2556, 2511 and Senate Bill 6.
1975 October 15 - 1976 November 19
11 4
Representative Norma Paulus Meeting Date
1976 January 19
11 5
Representative Norma Paulus Meeting Date
1975 December 15
11 6
Representative Norma Paulus Meeting Date
1976 February 18
11 7
Representative Norma Paulus Meeting Date
1976 September 20
11 8
Representative Norma Paulus Meeting Date
1976 March 3
11 9
Representative Norma Paulus Meeting Date
1976 March 17
11 10
Representative Norma Paulus Meeting Date
1976 June 9
11 11
Representative Norma Paulus Meeting Date
1976 November 4
11 12
Natural Resources Interim Committee
1976
11 13
Natural Resources Interim Committee
1976
11 14
Natural Resources Interim Committee
1976
11 15
Natural Resources Interim Committee
1976
11 16
Natural Resources Interim Committee
1976
11 17
Natural Resources Interim Committee
1976
11 18
Campaign for Governor
1985
11 19
Campaign for Governor - Ann Lyman
1985
11 20
Campaign for Governor - News Clippings
1985
11 21
Campaign for Governor - Campaign Materials
1985
11 22
Campaign for Governor - Photographs
1985
11 23
Campaign for Governor - Opposition Files
1985
11 24
Personal correspondence and Thank you notes
Contains autographed notes from President Clinton, Elizabeth Dole and Vic Atiyeh, among others.
1983-1999
11 25
Vote by mail
1984-2003
11 26
Paulus oral interview transcript and related materials
1986
11 27
Awards
1987-2005

Series II:  Scrapbooks, 1953-2006Return to Top

This series contains scrapbooks and binders which hold a variety of materials from Paulus' time in political office. Materials include news clippings, campaign materials, election night photographs and congratulations, and legislative papers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
12 1
 Campaign
Contains news clippings related to Paulus' campaign activities.
1970
13
 Norma Paulus Campaign Sticker scrapbook
Contains news clippings and campaign materials.
1970
14
 Norma Paulus House of Representatives
Contains news clippings, photographs and correspondence related to Paulus' activities in the Oregon House during 1971.
1971
item
15 1
 House of Representatives album
Contains news clippings related to Paulus' activities during this time period. Includes newspaper clippings regarding the Dalrymple house.
1972-1973
15 2
 House of Representatives album
Contains news clippings related to Paulus' activities in the Oregon State Legislature in 1973.
1973
24 1973
17
 Clippings scrapbook
Contains news clippings related to Paulus' activities during this time period.
1974-1975
21
 Paulus Campaign
Contains information on Paulus' campaign for Secretary of State in 1976.
1975-1976
18
 Campaign for Secretary of State
Contains news clippings related to the campaign as well as inserted clippings from earlier and later dates.
1971-1986
19
Clippings scrapbook
Contains campaign clippings for 1976 Secretary of State campaign.
1975-1976
20
 Election Nite-album
Contains photographs of the election night celebration.
1976 November 2
item
12 2
 Swearing-In and "Van Warming" album
Contains photographs of the swearing in and celebration.
1976
16
Press
Contains news clippings on opponent John Powell, Democrat Secretary of State candidate in 1979-1980. Also contains a photograph from 1985.
1979-1985
42
Norma Paulus Campaign
Contains information on Paulus' campaign for governor in 1980. Ann Lyman of Marion County's binder.
1980
22 1980
23 1959-1989

Series III:  Memorabilia, circa 1948-2006Return to Top

This series is composed of items presented to Paulus over the course of her time in public office. Items include awards from the Lion's Club of Oregon, the Willamette University Board of Trustees, and the Willamette University College of Law 1998 Distinguished Alumna Award. Paulus also received the Aubrey R. Watzek award, which is intended to honor citizens who have pioneered in their fields and who have enriched Oregon.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
25
Framed photograph of Paulus fishing in an Oregon river
undated
item
26 1
Paulus hole-in-one score card, news clippings, etc.
2000 September 3
26 2
Matted article on the Paulus house
1990
26 3
Formal portrait of Paulus
Black and white print.
1983
26 4
Formal portrait of Paulus, sitting
Black and white print.
1983
26 5
Matted presentation of Secretary of State campaign items
1980
26 6
Matted Education Life article about Norma Paulus
1995 January 8
27
Framed portrait of Paulus
undated
item
28 1
Norma Paulus for Governor jacket
Bill Paulus written on inside tag.
undated
Folder
28 1
Various campaign posters
undated
29
Photograph of Paulus at the Umatilla depot
1987
30
Personal photographs - various subjects
undated
31
Bottle
Label on bottle says - Many Happy Returns, This commemorative Oregon empty is presented to The People of Oregon who have made the Bottle Bill a 10 year success.
1981
32
Framed resolution to make Paulus a Life Trustee of Willamette University
2005
33
Facts about Oregon
Binder prepared by Paulus' Secretary of State office. Box also has a news clipping about Ada Hector, a Republican fundraiser in Oregon.
undated
item
34 1
Willamette University Distinguished Alumni Award
1998
Folder
34 1
Campaign buttons
Contained in a small box with printed campaign button decoration.
undated
item
35 1
Aubrey R. Watzek Award
Given to Norma Paulus by Lewis & Clark College.
1999
35 2
LWVOR Distinguished Service Award
Given to Norma Paulus by The League of Women Voters at the 75th anniversary.
1995
35 3
Garten Services, Inc. Award
2000
35 4
Framed political cartoon about Tom McCall
Published for the Seattle Times, copyrighted 1983. Illustrator Brian Basset.
1983
35 5
Lions International
Small golden lion on stone base.
1981 October 8
35 6
Golden tassle
undated
35 7
Promotion to Life Member of the Willamette University Board of Trustees
Presented to Norma Paulus by Willamette University College of Law.
2005 May 13
35 8
Public Servant Award
Presented to Norma Paulus by Sierra Club Oregon Chapter.
1988
35 9
Beaverton High School Thank You
1993 June 13
35 10
Thomas Jefferson Award
Award given to Norma Paulus by the Oregon Historical Society. A two part award with a wood base and large metal coin.
2003 November 20
35 11
Capitol Medal
Oregon State Capitol coin.
1969
35 12
The Woman Who Made a Difference
Norma Paulus honoree from the National Women's Forum
1985
35 13
Woman of the Future
Awarded to Norma Paulus by Ladies' Home Journal.
1979 November 28
35 14
100
Presented to Norma Paulus from the Oregon Environmental Council for a perfect voting record in the 1973 Oregon Legislature.
1973
35 15
Greetings from the Middle of Nowhere U.S.A. mug
A gift from Governor Victor Atiyeh to Norma Paulus (with note inside).
1986 October 16
36
Baton
circa 1948-1950
37
Framed invitation to the swearing in of the Secretary of State
Invitation to Bill, Elizabeth, and Fritz from Norma.
1976 December 12
38
Mounted pictures of Norma Paulus
Six oversized mounted pictures.
undated
39
Governor's Gold Award
Presented by Governor Theodore R. Kulongoski.
2003 December
Folder
40 1
News clippings
1980-2000
40 2
News clippings
Focused on education.
1973-1999
40 3
Images of Oregon Women
Book by Ellen Nichols, signed by author.
1983
40 4
Willamette Law Journal
Symposium: Land Use Planning in Washington and Oregon. Volume 10, Number 3. Published by College of Law, Willamette University.
1974 Summer
40 5
Proposed run for United States Senate
1996
40 6
Ladies' Home Journal
1979 November
40 7
The Oregon People Magazine
1975 May
40 8
Personalized plate for BMW
undated
40 9
Gerald Ford Inaugural Cover
1974 August 9
40 10
Portland Executive Home and Life
2006 Fall
40 11
Norma Paulus for Governor Brochure
undated
43
Norma Paulus yard sign
On display in the Archives Stacks.
Sign on a long piece of wood.
undated
44
Horse blanket
undated

Series IV:  Photographs, 1971-2004Return to Top

This series includes photographs covering Normal Paulus' time in the Oregon State Legislature, various political campaigns, photographs of landmark events such as the Women's Hall of Fame Gala, and family events.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
41 1
Mixed photographs
1980-2004
41 2
Mixed photographs
1982-2000
41 3
Family photographs
1984-2001
41 4
Campaign/Travel photographs
1984-1990
41 5
Governor campaign photographs
1985-1995
41 6
Headshots
1971-1997
41 7
Norma Paulus with VIPs (very important people)
1971-2001
41 8
Public engagements
1986-2003
41 9
University commencements
1984-1986
41 10
Family and Political photographs
1971-1986
41 11
Political events
1976-1985
41 12
Political events
1980-1984
41 13
Personal events
Includes pictures from Norma's 80th birthday party.
1986-2003
41 14
Political events
1983
41 15
Political events
North Salem High School and State capitol.
undated
41 16
Negatives
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Women politicians--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Atiyeh, Victor
  • Baker, Nancy Kassebaum, 1932-
  • Bush, George, 1924-
  • Clinton, Bill, 1946-
  • Dole, Elizabeth Hanford
  • Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
  • Frank, Gerry
  • Hatfield, Mark O., 1922-2011
  • Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004
  • Kafoury, Gretchen Miller
  • O'Scannlain, Diarmuid F., 1937-
  • Packwood, Bob (Robert W.), 1932-
  • Reagan, Maureen, 1941-2001
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Rice, Condoleezza, 1954-
  • Smith, Denny, 1938-
  • Smith, Robert F. (Robert Freeman), 1931-
  • Straub, Robert W.
  • Ullman, Al
  • Watzek, Aubrey R., 1888-1973
  • Yeager, Chuck, 1923-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon. Office of the Secretary of State
  • Willamette University. College of Law
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government--20th century
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Occupations :
  • Legislators--Oregon--Archives