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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.


Society for the Preservation of Michigan Special Education History collection, 1878-1997 (majority within 1950-1997)

18.3 linear feet (in 26 boxes) — 1 oversize volume

Records of the organization as well as collections of records received from individuals and organization relating to the development and history of special education in Michigan.

The records of the Society for the Preservation of Michigan Special Education History include both records of the organization (minutes, agenda, newsletters, mailing, correspondence, reports, etc.) as well as materials collected from individuals active in the field of special education. Some of the materials were clearly identified as belonging to either Richard Baldwin, Arselia Sehler Ensign, and Robert Luce and were kept together as separate series. Other materials, less clearly defined, were arranged by the organization or agency that created them. The kinds of documents in the collection include reports, minutes of meetings, newsletters, educational manuals, directives from the Michigan Department of Education and other agencies, copies and analyses of legislation under consideration by the state legislature, policy statements, and memoranda and correspondence.

The series in the record group include: Society for the Preservation of Michigan Special Education History organization records; Richard Baldwin papers; Arselia Sheler Ensign papers; Robert Luce papers; Michigan Federation Chapters of the Council for Exceptional Children; Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education; Michigan School for the Blind; Statewide Communication and Dissemination System; Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education; Physically Impaired Association of Michigan; Statewide Technical Assistance Network in Special Education; Local planning and instructional manuals; and Published material.