Department of Special Education Subject Files, 1963-2006
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Brief Description:

Subject file of the University of Illinois Department of Special Education includes Illinois county public schools and Illinois county school district evaluation reports (1963-2006), administrative files (1964-2003), out-of-state evaluation reports (1973-1989), university course materials (1990-1999), transportation studies (1981-1983), undergraduate curriculum proposals (1976-1987), graduate curriculum proposals (1976-1979), community integration volumes (1976-1998), statewide in-service training guides (1978-1981), curriculum guides (1976-1977), university affiliations (1983-1987), Counterpoint article with photographic prints and negatives (1983), orientation handbook (1988-1989), application packets (1983), Illinois Competitive Employment Project (ICEP), Illinois State Board of Education report 10th year report, COPE review response (1990), resource access project (1988), report on House Bill 150 (1980-1984), Robert Henderson's Retirement Party (1994), and papers regarding the education of special needs children (1976-1987).

Correspondence is primarily from Chairperson Lilly concerning the special education program, staff and faculty development, course information, and recommendations.

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]
Record Series Number: 10/8/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of Special Education
Volume: 6.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 06/08/2009. Accession, boxes 4-6, added 5/2/2017
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Arrangement: by subject and alphabetically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of Special Education :

Special education was informally administered in the College of Education until October 1962, when the Department of Special Education was established.1

Precise Early Education of Children with Handicaps (PEECH) Project:

The project was established in 1970 as a model program for the early education of the multiple-handicapped. It is a INT project of the Department of Special Education, Urbana Community School District 116 and the Illinois Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.2

1. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 52nd Report, October 17, 1962, pp. 181-182.

2. Office of Professor Merle B. Karnes. Contract signed 1970 with Bureau of Ed. Handicapped, IL Office of Sup. of Pub. Instruction. Funding started 7/1/70, classroom work, 8/70. Contract ran for three years as a classroom demonstration project. Subsequent contract for dissemination project, through 1975.

Subject Index
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Special Education
Languages of Materials
English [eng]