Contents: Citations, certificates, plaques, diplomas, publications.
Arrangement: The Citations and Awards series is arranged chronologically. References to Oversized Citations and Awards, which have been removed and stored separately, are included in the chronological list.
Description: This series contains several of the awards and tributes bestowed on Williams from the beginning of his Senate career and throughout his retirement. The series is by no means a complete list of the many others honors and awards granted to Senator Williams. Additional citations and awards are preserved in the John and Elsie Williams Conference Center in Millsboro.
A list, compiled by the office staff for reference purposes and filed before the chronolgical sequence in the series, cites Senator Williams's honors from the years 1952-1972. The majority of his awards are from civic and citizens' groups, such as The Masons, The Kiwanis Club, and The American Legion. Also included, however, are honorary educational degrees and political tributes from the Republican State Convention, the Senate Finance Committee, colleagues in the U. S. Senate, and the Governor of Delaware, as well as the unique Delaware General Assembly Joint Resolution urging Williams to run for re-election in 1970. The series also includes a humorous birthday tribute from the Senator's office staff.