The Disabled Students' Program Photograph collection includes
images of events and individuals associated with the program. Formats include negatives and
prints in black and white and color.
In 1962 Edward V. Roberts became the first student with severe mobility impairments to live
on campus in the Cowell Hospital. Following Roberts's successful first year, the
University admitted John Hessler, the second student with a severe mobility impairment. By
October 1967, there were seven severely physically disabled students living in Cowell
Hospital, and Carl J. Ross, the hospital administrator, proposed a program to serve ten to
twelve disabled students. The California Department of Rehabilitation funded the Cowell
Residence Program in 1968.
230 photographs, including negatives and prints in color and black and white.
90 digital objects
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U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of
University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and
publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials
protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of
the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited
without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively
with the user.
Collection is open for research.