University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Division of Rehabilitation Education Services Subject File (Digital Surrogates), 1949-1997

Digital surrogates from the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services Subject File, 1949 -1997, contain selected digitized correspondence; event programs; speeches; newspapers clippings; acceptance letters and orientation bulletins for accepted students with disabilities; and annual reports, concerning the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services' (DRES) operations, programs, projects and achievements. Topics cover specific facilities and equipment required; accessibility and required modifications in campus buildings; physical rehabilitation program; special services' evolution from war veteran exclusive to non-veteran students with disabilities; program replication in other domestic and foreign universities; Greyhound buses donation; and fundraising for bus-adaptation project. Major correspondents include UIUC staff and faculty Robert G. Bone, Ronald L. Graffouiliere and Tim J. Nugent, and Caesar Orville, President of Greyhound Bus lines.

Materials were digitized by the Digital Content Creation Unit in 2011.

The Division of Rehabilitation Education Services Subject File (Digital Surrogates), 1949-1997 are managed by the University of Illinois Archives and do not feature precise descriptive information for each item. Discover their contents by browsing the folders and files. For more information, contact an archivist at illiarch@illinois.edu.