National Wheelchair Games File, 1957-1988
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Brief Description: National Wheelchair Games File (1957-88) contains correspondence, forms, newspaper clippings, press releases, photographs, statistics, rosters, and programs concerning the operations of the National Wheelchair Games including participating athlete information, meal and housing arrangements, event listings and results, accounting, rosters, publicity, records, officials, volunteers, victory banquets, registration, advertising, fund raising, and rules.  The majority of the materials deal with the 19th and 24th National Wheelchair Games (1975, 1980) which were held and organized in Champaign, IL.  Major correspondents include Stan Labanowich, Kenneth S. Clarke, Benjamin H. Lipton, Robert J. Szyman, Timothy J. Nugent, and Phil Mirell. Two 1986 NWAA National Wheelchair Track and Field Championship Medals (#663), an Archers to Paralympics Badge (#664), and multiple patches from National Wheelchair Games and the NWBA (#665-671) are included in the Artifacts Collection.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 16/6/15
Volume: 2.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 05/20/2008.
Arrangement: Chronological.
Subject Index
Competitions
Photographs
Wheelchair Athletics
Genres/Forms of Material
Financial Records
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]