Wayne State University Office of Educational Resources for Students with Disabilities Records

Accession Number: 
WSR000584
Extent: 
7 linear feet, (3 MB, 5 SB, 1 OS)
Date: 
1956-1985

In October 1961, the University Office of Counseling for the Handicapped was established in the Division of Student Personnel, under the direction of Dr. William Knapp. Prior to the creation of this office, the work had been done by Miss Eleanor Bodewig, an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts. The purpose of this office was to guide Wayne State in the development and implementation of barrier-free and handicap accessible accommodations, adaptive technologies, as well as a wide variety of student services including athletics, with the goal of increasing the social and academic possibilities for the integration of students with disabilities.

The records of this office span from 1956 to 1985 and include subjects such as: barrier-free design, accessibility, campus life, academics, athletics, and Paralympics. They exhibit the evolution of services and resources offered by Wayne State during this time.

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