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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 3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence to and from individuals, agencies, alumni, parents, and foreign countries regarding the activities of the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services, the professional service activities of Timothy J. Nugent, and expressions of gratitude.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 1943-69Add to your cart.
Folder 23: 1970-79Add to your cart.
Folder 24: 1980-2006Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Agency CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: 1961-86Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Accent on Information, Inc., 1992-94Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Agency CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Champaign Park Districit - Tennis Center, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Everest & Jennings, Inc., 1950-78Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Imperial Fiber Glass, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newman Foundation, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Other Colleges, 1957-84Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 1973-74Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Royal Institute of British Architects, 1961-62Add to your cart.
Folder 8: St. Elmo Steak House, Indiana, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: White House, 1969Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Alumni CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: 1963-85Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 1967-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 1967-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1967-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1967-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1967-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Kim and Shelly Pollock, 1971, 2000Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Individual CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Beckwith, Guy, 1962-65Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Blitz, Carmont, 1983-98Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Bone, Richard G., 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Churchman, Russ, 1998, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Dart, Justin and Yoshiko, 1994-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Denly, O. A., 1963-78Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Feltes, Richard and Anita, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Fishman, David, 1985, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Frost, Wally, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Goldberg, Allen and Evi, 1990-91Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Goldsmith, Selwyn, 1993-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Guttman, Sir Ludwig, 1970-75Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Hamilton, Sir Patrick and Lady, 1963-92Add to your cart.
Folder 30: McCluer, Shirley, 1979-80Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Smith, Wayland H., 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Terry, George D., 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Tipton, Charles, 1963-70Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Zwirner, Richard T. (John D. Schneider Charitable Trust), 1991-2004Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: International CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: 1963-94Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Argentina, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Australia, 1984-86Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Canada, 1977-80Add to your cart.
Folder 39: China, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 40: England, 1962-67Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: International CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: England, 1971-88Add to your cart.
Folder 2: England, 1990-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 3: France, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Germany, 1962, 1985-86Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Italy, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Japan, 1981-85Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Nigeria, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 8: South Africa, 1962-94Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Other CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Confidential Letters from Parents, 1954-85Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fighting Illini, 1992, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hawaii, 1967-91Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letters of Thanks and Congratulations, 1957-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Letters of Thanks and Congratulations, 1957-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Parents, 1959-96Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Responses to Article in Parade, 1962Add 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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