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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 7: Lectures, Conferences, and EventsAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence, event programs, conference proceedings, speeches, and agendas regarding Timothy J. Nugent's participation in conferences, conventions, workshops, lectures, symposiums, banquets, and seminars.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1950-62Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minneapolis and Chicago Talks, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Sweden, 1961-69Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1963-64Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Architectural Barriers Institute, Chicago, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Commission on Standards and Accreditation: National Conference on Standards, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 8: National Recreation Congress, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Seminar - Oxford University, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Seventh International Conference of the F.I.M.I.T.I.C., Italy, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Conference - "Mobilizing the Community Resources for Mental Health Through Recreation", 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Conference - "Recreation for the Chronically Ill in the Community Setting", 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 13: New York State College Health Association Annual Meeting, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Ohio State Convention, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Tenth World Congress - Wiesbaden, Germany, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 16: University of Utah - 2nd National Research Conference on Architectural Psychology, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1966-67Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 1968-69Add to your cart.
Folder 19: American Institute of Architects (AIA) Barrier Free Architectural Workshop, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults Convention, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 21: National Citizens Conference on Rehabilitation of the Disabled and Disadvantaged, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Transportation Lecture and Film, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 23: University of Miami, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 24: 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Council on Exceptional Children Convention, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Symposium - "Teamwork for Overcoming Disabilities", 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 27: 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 28: NPF Lectures, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Seminar - Pressure Sores, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 30: 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 31: NPF Convention, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Designing Working and Living Environments for the Physically Handicapped, Milwaukee, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Federal Program Development Luncheon, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 34: 1973-75Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Disabled Living Foundation Study Conference, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Human Sexuality Symposium, 1975, 1983Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals - Papers, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals - Workbooks, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Little Rock, Arkansas Seminars, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1978-79Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Mount Mary College, 1978-81Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Consumer Conference - Nashville, TN, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Illinois Bell Workshop on Employment of the Disabled, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 1980-83Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 1984-87Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Ontario Federation for the Cerebral Palsied Staff Conference, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Purdue University Lectures, 1992-94Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1992-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Western Illinois University - 3rd & 5th National Conference on Adapted Physical Activity, 1994, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Harvard Lecture, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Springfield College Lecture, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 19: University of Illinois-Galesburg Reunion, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Division of Rehabilitation Education Services (DRES) 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Nugent Dinner, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Texas International Shootout, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Breaking Barriers" Banquet, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Lectures, Conferences, and EventsAdd 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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