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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 15: Oversized MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Item 1: VII World Wheelchair Games 1984 Logo, 1984Add to your cart.
A logo of the 1984 World Wheelchair Games.
Item 2: VII World Wheelchair Games 1984 Sports Logos - Part 1, 1984Add to your cart.
1984 World Wheelchair Games Logos - Shotput and Billiards.
Item 3: VII World Wheelchair Games 1984 Sports Logos - Part 2, 1984Add to your cart.
1984 World Wheelchair Games Logos - Pentathlon and Discus.
Item 4: VII World Wheelchair Games 1984 Sports Logos - Part 2, 1984Add to your cart.
1984 World Wheelchair Games Logos - Diving, High Jump, Tennis, ???m Sprint, and Table Tennis.
Item 5: VII World Wheelchair Games 1984 Sports Logos - Part 2, 1984Add to your cart.
1984 World Wheelchair Games Logos - USA National Team, Basketball, Fencing, Weightlifting, Archery, and Marksmanship.
Item 6: Al Sapora Retirement Commemoration, ca. 1977Add to your cart.
A sheet with pencil drawings and descriptions of "Al" Sapora's youth and career accomplishments.
Item 7: Illini Wheelchair Athletics St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper article, November 4, 1997Add to your cart.
This St. Louis Post-Dispatch article is titled "There is plenty of fight in these Illini wheelchair athletes." It is dated Tuesday, November 4, 1997.
Item 8: University buildings and pathways relief map 1, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
A transparent plastic relief map that details university buildings and pathways (presumably for blind students, faculty, and visitors). It extends from Foellinger Auditorium in the north to the Stock Pavilion in the south.
Item 9: University buildings and pathways relief map 2, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
A transparent plastic relief map that details university buildings and pathways (presumably for blind students, faculty, and visitors). It details the south end of the Main Quad, encompassing Davenport Hall, the Foreign Language Building, Smith Hall, Foellinger Auditorium, Gregory Hall, Lincoln Hall, the English Building, and a slew of smaller units.
Item 11: University buildings and pathways relief map 4, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
A transparent plastic relief map that details university buildings and pathways (presumably for blind students, faculty, and visitors). It details the Rehabilitation Education Center.
Item 12: Rehabilitation Education Center relief map, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
A transparent plastic relief map that details the room listings within the Rehabilitation Education Center.
Item 13: Mathematics rgraph relief, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
A transparent plastic relief graph that shows a linear equation intersecting a parabola on a Cartesian plane.
Item 14: Scientific graph relief 4, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
A science graph relief that displays A) a pipette adding liquid into test tube's solution and producing a solid, B) a pipette adding liquid to a test tube and producing a solution, C) a live rat dying, and D) a live rat that stands on its hind legs.
Item 15: National Wheelchair Games medals, 1979Add to your cart.
Gold, silver, and bronze medals from the National Wheelchair Games held in New York City in 1979.

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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