University High School Oral History Disabilities Project, 2009-2010
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Brief Description: University High School Oral History Disabilities Project (2009-2010) includes 16 voice recorded and written interviews, and visas concerning life history of disabled individuals, disabilities, faculty/staff with disabilities, and students with disabilities. The series contains interviews with former DRES staff Tim Nugent and Chuck Elmer, Brad Hedrick, Pat Malik, Paige Lewis and Jon Gunderson. U of I faculty/ staff Carl Lewis and former DRES students Lola L. Nosker, Adrienne Dahnke, Mark Chenail, Reo Wilhour, Corey Hyslop, Carmen Sutherland and Kevin Fritz, Jenna Lungaro and John Hobson.
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: 10/12/11
Created by: University of Illinois at U-C. Division of Disability Resources and  Educational Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
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Arrangement: In order by month and year.
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at U-C. Division of Disability Resources and  Educational Services :

The Rehabilitation Education Services program was begun at Galesburg in 1948 to provide physical therapy and recreation for physically disabled students and moved to Urbana when Galesburg closed in 1949.1 The Board of Trustees authorized the improvement of the Student Rehabilitation Center on July 25, 1953 and changed its name to the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services on October 17, 1962.2 The division provides special facilities and services for students with permanent disabilities.3

1. T.J. Nugent, "Paraplegic Rehabilitation Program," The Galesburg Undergraduate Division--University of Illinois, pp. 129-30. Record Series 49/1/810.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 47th Report, July 25, 1953, p. 747; and 52nd Report, October 17, 1962, p. 182.

3. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1965/66, p. 67.

Subject Index
Faculty with Disabilities
Oral History
Students with Disabilities
University High School
Languages of Materials
English [eng]