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Euline McCorkle Taratsas Papers, 1951-2001 (majority within 1972-1993)

1.0 linear foot — 1 oversize folder — 1 oversize box

A polio survivor, Taratsas worked on behalf of people with disabilities and contributed to many advocacy organizations, particularly the National Association for the Physically Handicapped, the Physically Impaired Association of Michigan, and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living. Biographical/personal materials includes interview, correspondence, and photographs; files relating to her organizational affiliations; subject files pertaining to her advocacy work; and collected scrapbooks of photographs and memorabilia of polio survivors at University Hospital of the University of Michigan, 1951-1964.

The Euline McCorkle Taratsas Papers document her active role in the disability rights movement, on a local, regional and national level. The papers are organized into three series: Biographical/Personal, Advocacy for People with Disabilities, and Scrapbooks and Collected Materials.


Kenny R.E.H.A.B. Records, 1945-1997 (majority within 1950-1964)

2 linear feet

Detroit-area chapter (est. 1946) of organization founded to provide the Kenny method treatment for neuromuscular diseases. Records include administrative files of the Detroit Chapter of the Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation; collected information pertaining to the Minneapolis headquarters of the Foundation and about Sister Kenny; informational publications; scrapbooks containing clippings and scattered photographs; and slides of 40th anniversary programs in 1986.

The Kenny R.E.H.A.B. records are arranged in four series: Detroit Chapter, 1948-1995, Supporting and Related Agencies, etc., 1945-1986, Publications, 1940s-1987, and Visual Materials, 1953-1986. The record group includes correspondence, minutes of the executive committee and the trustees, newsletters and other publications, and files pertaining to the relationship between the local chapter and the national headquarters. The records detail the changes in the administration and goals of the organization following the discovery of the Salk polio vaccine.