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Guide to the Kirk MacGugan Papers, 1941-1996
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Carton 1, folders 1-24

Series 1: Writings, 1975-1993

Scope and Content Note


Arranged chronologically.
Divided into 2 sub-series: Books, and Articles. Consists of writings that were published or intended for publication. Final or published versions of a work is filed first, followed by drafts, including manuscripts, typescripts, handwritten notes, correspondence, and photocopies of research materials.

Books, 1975

Ctn. 1, folder 1

The Historical Helix by Gary F. Goodman and Kirk Wildman 1975

folder 2-3

The Toil Coil by Gary F. Goodman and Kirk Wildman 1975


Articles, 1977-1993

Ctn. 1, folder 4

Attitudinal Versus Architectural Barriers for the Handicapped Traveler [1977]

folder 5

An Analysis of the Implications of Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act Related to Leeward Community College 1978

folder 6-7

First Steps in Mainstreaming 1978-79

folder 8

Books and Bare Feet: Experiencing Prehistory with Hedrick Alixopulos 1979

folder 9-10

A History of the Bank of Poplar Bluff, Missouri 1985

folder 11-13

Earliest Published Images of Southwestern Indians, 1846-1851 [1986]

folder 14

Improving Services for Handicapped Indian Infants and Toddlers 1988

folder 15-23

Frank Bowe: Spokesman for the American Disability Rights Movement, 1976-1990 1992

folder 24

It Shall Be So: The Disability Rights Movement In Russia 1993

Carton 1, folders 25-32; Cartons 2-3; Carton 4, folders 1-16

Series 2: Education, 1962-1993

Scope and Content Note


Arranged chronologically.
Divided into 3 sub-series: University of the Americas, Nova University, and University of New Mexico. Within each sub-series, administrative correspondence is filed first, followed by course work assignments. Drafts follow the final version of an assignment, and include related correspondence, notes, and research materials.

University of the Americas, Mexico City, 1962

Ctn. 1, folder 25-29

Role of Mexico in the Cortez of Cadiz, 1810-1813 and 1820-1821 [Master's thesis] 1962

folder 30

Comprehensive examination notes 1962


Nova University, 1978-1981

Ctn. 1, folder 31

Administrative correspondence 1978-80

folder 32

Activities and Programs for Handicapped Women at Leeward Community College 1978

Ctn. 2, folder 1-2

The Place for a Handicapped Officer in the Governance Structure of Leeward Community College 1979

folder 3-4

Ki-Aikido for Handicapped Students at Leeward Community College 1979

folder 5-17

East/West Attitudes Toward the Handicapped and Their Presence in Postsecondary Education 1979-81


University of New Mexico, 1984-1993

Ctn. 2, folder 18

Administrative correspondence 1984-93



folder 19

Road to Hawikuh: Contact and Trade with the Greater Southwest 1985

folder 20-24

Native American Problems with Attitudes toward Illness and Disability: A Pueblo Navajo Comparison 1988

folder 25-29

"What's Mentally Retarded? Are You Trying to Tell Me My Child is Crazy?" Handicapping Attitudes: A Pueblo/Navajo Comparison 1988

Ctn. 3, folder 1-2

Women and Disability in the Late 19th Century 1988-90

folder 3-5

Howard A. Rusk, M.D., F.A.C.P. and the American Rehabilitation Movement, 1920-1972 1989

folder 6-8

Biographical Accounts of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945 1989

folder 9

Historical Interpretations of the Populist Movement, 1870-1900 1989

folder 10

Analysis of Tracks by Louise Erdrich 1989

folder 11-16

Ph.D. oral examination notes and research materials 1990-91



folder 17-28

A History of the Disability Civil Rights, Movement, 1945-1978 [near final draft] 1993

folder 29

Research correspondence 1990-93

folder 30

Interviews and notes 1990-93


Edward V. Roberts, 1939-1995


Michael Winters


Judith E. Heumann


Kitty Cone


Mary Lou Breslin, 1944-

folder 31

Center for Independent Living, Berkeley Histories 1975-91

folder 32-33

Background materials 1980-93


Edward V. Roberts


Judith E. Heumann

folder 34-36

Rehabilitation research materials 1990-93

Ctn. 4, folder 1-11

The President's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities records, 1947-1971 1992



folder 12-13

Proposals for funding 1990-93

folder 14

Independent Living: Preparing for the 21st Conference 1991

folder 15

"Independent Living: Theory and Practice" by Steven E. Brown 1993

folder 16

Society for Disability Studies 1991-93

Carton 4, folders 17-24; Carton 5

Series 3: Professional Career, 1966-1993

Scope and Content Note


Arranged chronologically.
The bulk of this series contains materials from MacGugan's consulting work in New Mexico and at California State University, San Francisco, both in the Office of the Physical and Environmental Coordinator, and as an instructor in the History and Women's Studies departments. A miscellany file, containing materials from MacGugan's early career as well as correspondence documenting her job searches, follows at the end of the series.
Ctn. 4, folder 17

History Instructor, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii 1969-76

folder 18-19

Consultant and advocate, New Mexico 1978-90


Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

folder 20

Administrative correspondence 1989-90

folder 21-23

Report and Plan for Student Services for American Indians with Disabilities 1990


California State University, San Francisco

Ctn. 5, folder 1-2

Physical and Environmental Coordinator 1990-93



folder 3-9

Women's Studies 279: Women and Disability 1991

folder 10-11

History 448: History of the American Northwest 1992

folder 12-17

History 490: History of Disability in America 1993

folder 18

Miscellany 1966-93

Boxes 1-2; Oversize Folders 1-2

Series 4: Personal Papers, 1941-1996

Scope and Content Note


Arranged hierarchically.
Includes MacGugan's résumés, diplomas, transcripts, credentials, awards and honors, poetry, prose, journals, personal correspondence, photographs, newsclippings, and posthumous materials.
Box 1, folder 1

Résumés ca. 1990-92

folder 2

Diplomas 1957-80

folder 3

Transcripts 1957-91

folder 4

Teaching credentials 1962-81

folder 5

Awards and honors 1962-94

oversize Oversize, folder 1A

Awards and honors 1989

Box 1, folder 6

Scrapbook of tributes from Albuquerque Protection and Advocacy 1991

folder 7

Letters of recommendation 1963-90

folder 8-10

Poetry and prose 1964-90, n.d.

folder 11-16

Journals 1977-93, n.d.

Box 2, folder 1

Correspondence with family and friends 1969-92

folder 2-3

Calendars 1981, 1989

folder 4-5

Photographs 1941-93

oversize Oversize, folder 2 A

Newsclippings 1966-85

Box 2, folder 6

Memorial Service 1993

folder 7

Obituaries and tributes 1993-95

folder 8

Correspondence of Ellen Wildman and Tom MacGugan concerning Kirk 1994-96