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Collection Overview

Title: Timothy J. Nugent Papers, 1939-2007Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 16/6/20

Primary Creator: Nugent, Timothy J. (1923-)

Extent: 28.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: By subject and chronological or alphabetical thereunder.

Date Acquired: 02/07/2007. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Accessibility Standards, Delta Sigma Omicron, Paralympics/World Wheelchair Games, Photographs, Rehabilitation Education, Students with Disabilities, Wheelchair Athletics, Wheel Chair Basketball

Formats/Genres: Financial Records, Motion Pictures/Videotapes, Other Pictorial, Papers

Languages: English, German, Japanese, Swedish, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Timothy J. Nugent, Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services (1948-85), includes biographical records, correspondence, consulting materials, reports, newsletters, journals, publications, brochures, newspaper clippings, presentations, lectures, conference proceedings, meeting minutes, reference material, photographs, slides, videotape, film, scrapbooks, drawings by Wesley Queypo, and artifacts concerning the personal and professional life of Timothy J. Nugent, including his early life and education; research concerning architectural barriers, accessibility standards, transportation, and recreation; involvement in the administration and activities of the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services, Delta Sigma Omicron, National Wheelchair Basketball Association (1949-2002), National Wheelchair Athletic Association (1959-93), American National Standards Institute (1959-92), National Center for a Barrier Free Environment (1975-89), National Paraplegia Foundation (later the National Spinal Cord Injury Association) (1965-2005), Paralyzed Veterans of America (1972-2007), Paralympic planning committees, steering committees, advisory boards, foundations, and alumni associations; activities as a lecturer, consultant, and publisher; participation in the coaching and organization of sporting events such as the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournaments, National Wheelchair Games, National Veterans Wheelchair Games, and Paralympics.

Biographical Note

Timothy J. Nugent, born January 10, 1923, founded the first comprehensive program of higher education for individuals with disabilities in 1948. He served as Professor of Rehabilitation Education and Director of the Rehabilitation Education Center and the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services at the University of Illinois. He retired in 1985. He founded the National Wheelchair Basketball Association in 1949 and served as Commissioner for the first 25 years. He also founded Delta Sigma Omicron, a national rehabilitation service fraternity. He was President of the National Paraplegia Foundation (now National Spinal Cord Injury Association) for four terms. He has been an international lecturer and consultant, as well as an advocate, publisher, and researcher on behalf of people with disabilities. He was a leader in the development of architectural accessibility standards, public transportation, adaptive equipment, and recreation activities for people with disabilities. He has been and continues to be active in many professional organizations, including the American National Standards Institute, the Illinois State Legislative Commission on the Hospitalization of Spinal Cord Injured, the Committee on Technical Aids, Housing and Transportation of Rehabilitation International, and the Institute for the Advancement of Prosthetics. He holds degrees from Tarleton State University, Texas; University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, Wisconsin; and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin. He also has honorary degrees from Springfield College in Massachusetts and Mount Mary College in Wisconsin.

Subject/Index Terms

Accessibility Standards
Delta Sigma Omicron
Paralympics/World Wheelchair Games
Photographs
Rehabilitation Education
Students with Disabilities
Wheelchair Athletics
Wheel Chair Basketball


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Information],
[Series 2: Early Life and Education],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Subject Files],
[Series 5: Professional Service Activities],
[Series 6: Consulting],
[Series 7: Lectures, Conferences, and Events],
[Series 8: Publications],
[Series 9: Newsletters],
[Series 10: Reference Materials],
[Series 11: Audiovisual Materials],
[Series 12: Personal Correspondence],
[Series 13: News Clippings],
[Series 14: Scrapbooks],
[Series 15: Oversized Materials],
[Series 16: Artifacts],
[All]

Series 10: Reference MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Includes publications, brochures, and research related to disability, architectural barriers, education, sports and recreation, rehabilitation, medicine, adaptive equipment, and employment of individuals with disabilities.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Adaptive EquipmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: 1949-64Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Invalid Tricycle Association, 1956-61Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1965-66Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1967-73Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1974-79Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1980-2004Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Americans with Disabilities Act ReferencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: 1968-2000Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Architectural Barriers and AccessibilityAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: 1936, 1958-62Add to your cart.
Folder 19: 1963-69Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 1970-72Add to your cart.
Folder 21: 1973-75Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 1977-78Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Architectural Barriers and AccessibilityAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: 1978-79Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1980-95Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Architectural Barriers and Accessibility ReferencesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: 1946-59Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1965-76Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Japan, 1969-71Add to your cart.
Folder 7: University of Wisconsin, Nagoya University, 1976-77Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 1977-78Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sex Education Handbook, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1979-84Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Education ReferencesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: EmploymentAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: 1963-74Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Medical PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: 1941-53Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1961-69Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1970-72Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1973-74Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1975-79Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 1980-85Add to your cart.
Folder 19: 1994-98Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Cerebral PalsyAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Medical ReferencesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Paraplegia PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: 1963-71Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Paraplegia PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Disabled USA and Paraplegia News, 1963-85Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Magic Carpet and Accent on Living, 1978-85Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1980-90Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Professional LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Professional Library of Timothy J. NugentAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: RehabilitationAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Rehabilitation Literature, 1960-76Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1967-74Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1972-75Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Promethean, 1975-76Add to your cart.
Folder 9: 1976-79Add to your cart.
Folder 10: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1979-80Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 1980-85Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: ResearchAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: 1958-69Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1971-72Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Smithsonian: Science Information Exchange, Inc., 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1974-75Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1981-84Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 11: ScriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: 1971-72Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 12: Sexuality and DisabilityAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: 1974-79Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 13: Sports and RecreationAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: 1939-47Add to your cart.
Folder 21: 1963-68Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 13: Sports and RecreationAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: 1970-79Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sports 'n Spokes, 1975-86Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1980-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sports and Recreation ReferencesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 14: Veteran PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: 1949-83Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Information],
[Series 2: Early Life and Education],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Subject Files],
[Series 5: Professional Service Activities],
[Series 6: Consulting],
[Series 7: Lectures, Conferences, and Events],
[Series 8: Publications],
[Series 9: Newsletters],
[Series 10: Reference Materials],
[Series 11: Audiovisual Materials],
[Series 12: Personal Correspondence],
[Series 13: News Clippings],
[Series 14: Scrapbooks],
[Series 15: Oversized Materials],
[Series 16: Artifacts],
[All]

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