Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) Records
UA.3.28.4

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities.
Title
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities records
ID
UA.3.28.4
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1983-2008
Date [inclusive]
1983-2011
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet , 5 folders
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

Programs for persons with disabilities were created in 1972 to give equal access to a university education for all students. In the fall of 1983, the Office of Programs for Handicapper Students (OPHS) was created and was housed in the Communication Arts Building on the MSU campus. OPHS enabled handicappers to participate equally with other segments of the population in their life at MSU, and assisting with problem-solving strategies. In 1998, the mission of the department broadened to include services for MSU employees with disabilities. Then in July 1999, the office was renamed the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD).

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities consist of the 1989 report, “MSU Transition Plan” detailing the removal of physical barriers to accessibility for MSU buildings. Also included are the “Personal Assistant Handbook”, and event flyer, and brochures about the Center’s services. The 1983 brochure includes an accessibility map for campus buildings. See also Serial #339 for issues of “Harbinger” the Center’s newsletter.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Office of Programs for Handicapper Students..
  • Michigan State University. Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Subject(s)

  • College students with disabilities
  • People with disabilities

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Brochures 1983, 2008, 2011 

F.D. 1

Flyer 2001 

F.D. 2

MSU Transition Plan: Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Section 504: Subpart C – Program Accessibility 1989 

F.D. 3

Personal Assistant Handbook Undated 

F.D. 4

Annual Update 2010 

F.D. 5

Oversize 

Drawer

Tactile Map of MSU campus - for use with Nomad computer 1996 

5

Annual Reports 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1983-1984 

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Serials 

#339: Harbinger 

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