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Finding Aid to the Disabled Students Program Photograph Collection, 1970's-1992, undated, undated
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Disabled Students Program photograph collection
    Date (inclusive): 1970's-1992
    Date: undated
    Collection Number: UARC PIC 28H
    Extent: 230 photographs, including negatives and prints in color and black and white. 90 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, 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.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Disabled Students Program photograph collection, UARC PIC 28H, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    University of California, Berkeley. Disabled Students Program--Pictorial works.
    College students with disabilities--California--Berkeley--Photographs.
    People with disablities--California--Berkeley--Photographs
    Students with disabilities--California--Berkeley--Photographs.
    Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement collection

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Disabled Students' Program Records were transferred to the University Archives in increments beginning in 1993.
    Transferred from the Disabled Students Program records (CU-479).

    Processing Information

    Processed by Susan Storch.

    Biographical Note

    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.
    In the spring quarter of 1970, the Associated Students of the university of California at Berkeley voted to supplement Health Education and Welfare (HEW) funding for a program for students with disabilities, and the Physically Disabled Students' Program was established in July with a grant of $81,000 from HEW.
    In 1975 the California Department of Rehabilitation established a contract with the University. Renewed annually, it covers a full-time Coordinator of the Residence Program and Special Assistants who help students enhance their independent living skills. In 1982 the word "physically" was dropped from the name of the program.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.