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Finding Aid to the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

  • Series I: Projects on the Handicapped in Science: General Files and Correspondence
  • Series II: Out of School Programs in Science (OOPS)
  • Series III: Resource Directory of Handicapped Students
  • Series IV: Coping Strategies Study
  • Series V: Staff Files

Overview of the Collection

Repository:    American Association for the Advancement of Science Archives, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005, archives@aaas.org
Creator:    Virginia W. Stern, Dr. Martha Redden Ozer and the employees of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability
Title:    AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability
Dates:    1975-2010
Extent:    18.75 linear feet (15 boxes)
Abstract:    The AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability was founded in 1975 under the Office of Opportunities in Science and did research on and offered support and networking for disabled scientists and engineers.
Identification:    
Language:    The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the project files, correspondence and administrative documents of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability. The AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability began when John W. Gavin, a scientist who was deaf and AAAS member, wrote to the Board of Directors requesting that handicapped issues in science and engineering be taken up by AAAS. The Board of Directors agreed, and in 1975 expanded the Office of Opportunities in Science (OOS) to include handicapped issues along with their programs on women and minorities in science and engineering. Janet Brown was the director of OOS and along with William Carey, the AAAS Executive Officer, spearheaded the initial efforts on handicapped issues at AAAS. In 1975 as a result of Gavin's letter and the addition of handicapped issues to the agenda of OOS, AAAS held a symposium at the Annual Meeting in New York entitled "The Physically Disabled Scientist: Potential and Problems". Only about two dozen people attended to hear the six presenters, but several members of that group became the core of the AAAS Project on the Handicapped, later renamed the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability. The first director was Dr. Martha Redden Ozer, a recent doctorate in educational psychology and an attendee at the New York symposium. Virginia Stern, who had also attended the symposium, joined the staff in 1978 and took over as director in 1986, when Dr. Ozer stepped down to pursue a career in clinical psychology. A third team member, Lauren Summers, joined in 1991.

Ozer immediately obtained a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to conduct a survey of disabled scientists, and she and her staff collected hundreds of responses. One of the largest complaints they had was the inaccessibility of professional meetings and conferences for handicapped scientists and engineers. AAAS vowed that change would start with their annual meeting, and the 1976 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston was the first to be fully handicapped accessible. The conference center was renovated to add ramps and make all the public areas of the meeting handicapped accessible, sign language and oral interpreters were arranged for any session a hearing impaired scientist wished to attend and signage and programs were made accessible for the visually impaired participants. AAAS President Margaret Mead set a precedent, having her opening address simultaneously interpreted in sign language, and strongly endorsed efforts to make science more accessible. The Project on Science, Technology and Disability organized a resource room for handicapped scientists and staffed it for the duration of the meeting. As a result, AAAS became the forerunner in barrier-free meetings, and the project's publication Barrier-Free Meetings became a bestseller and a guide for scientific and non-scientific meeting planners.

The other major task of the early Project on Science, Technology and Disability was the creation of a Resource Group of Handicapped Scientists. It began with only 4 members: John Gavin, a bacteriologist, Edward C. Keller, a geneticist, S. Phyllis Stearner, a zoologist, and Thomas Austin, an ecologist, and quickly grew to a network of over one thousand scientists and engineers. The Resource Group gave input into a government Task Force assembled to draft legislation about access to education for disabled students, opening the eyes of the government to the barriers handicapped students faced even when they had been labeled as gifted. The Resource Group also acted as mentors and role models. Robert S. Menchel, a physicist with the Xerox Corporation, took a leave of absence to form AAAS's Role Model Project, which documented the lives of successful handicapped scientists and engineers and encouraged handicapped students to follow in their footsteps.

After the passage of the American's With Disabilities Act in 1990, the Project on Science, Technology and Disability turned their efforts to encouraging science education among handicapped students and the publication of the Resource Directory of Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities. Other activities included a study on handicapped scientists' coping strategies, internship programs for handicapped college students majoring in the sciences, conferences and publications on barriers to post-secondary education for handicapped students, workshops and out of school programs for handicapped students, and a survey of handicapped women scientists. The project worked with NASA to develop a job placement system for handicapped scientists, and conducted NSF funded studies on science and mathematics education and handicapped students. The majority of the funding for the activities of the Project on Science, Technology and Disability came from the National Science Foundation, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, IBM, Xerox and other corporate and private grants.

Arrangement

These records are arranged into five series, focusing on general files and correspondence, Out of School Programs in Science, the Resource Directory of Handicapped Scientists, the Coping Strategies Study and staff files.

Restrictions on Access

Collection open to the public for research.

Related Material

Records are related to materials from the AAAS Office of Opportunities in Science and Office on Education collections.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Records of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability. AAAS Archives, Washington, DC.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Projects on the Handicapped in Science: General Files and Correspondence

[BOX 1]
Trips, 1977
     1
     2
     3
     4 [2 folders]
     5
     6
     7
     8
     9
Pre-Visit Letters, 1977
Menchel BEH Luncheon, 25 May 1978
Role Model Reports, 1977-1978
Menchel No. 5
Menchel, Copies of Correspondence
Role Model
Menchel Project
Newspaper and Post Visit Letters, 1973-1978
Data on Schools
Bob Menchel Itinerary, 1978
White House Conference on the Handicapped
General International Year of the Disabled, UN, 1981
DE/YDF Meeting, Oct. 1981
Boston Participants Lists and Cards
Boston
Houston Participant Cards, 4-5 Dec. 1980
Participants, San Diego Workshop
Registration for Science and Tech Workshop for the Handicapped, 1980-1981
Georgia Tech Workshop Participant List, 5-6 Aug. 1982
Deaf Students in Colleges: Publication Materials

[BOX 2]
Careers book: Proof Copies of Affiliate Descriptions [2 folders]
Careers book: Production Materials
League of Disabled Voters Materials, 1976-1980
National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Ability Testing of Handicapped
NAS Testimony: Test HC
Media     
     Publication Lists and Bibliographies
     General Description, Newspaper Clippings, Rehab and Employment
     Project on the Handicapped Press Coverage, Replies to Press Releases
     General Description, Newspaper Clippings- Civil Rights
     General Description, Newspaper Clippings- Education
Newspaper Clippings-Education
Newspaper Clippings-Blind
Newspaper Clippings-Deaf
Media: General Description-Newspaper Clippings-Accessibility, Barrier Free Housing, Transportation, 1976-1978
Media: Articles-Miscellaneous-Blind, 1980
Media: Articles-Miscellaneous, 1977-1978

[BOX 3]
Correspondence, 1975-86
     [Note: Correspondence folders A, B-1 and B-2 are in Box 8]
     C [2 folders]
     D [2 folders]
     E
     F [2 folders]
     G [2 folders]
     H [2 folders]
     Hadary-Film Material
     Steven Hawking-original newspaper articles [2 folders]
     I
     J [2 folders]
     K [2 folders]
     Litwin, Andrew
     L-original newspaper articles [3 folders]
     M [4 folders]

[BOX 4]
Correspondence, 1975-86
     M
     N
     O
     P [2 folders]
     Q
     R [3 folders]
     S [5 folders]
     T [2 folders]
     U
     V [2 folders]
     Valencia College
     W [3 folders]
     X, Y, Z [2 folders]

Series II: Out of School Programs in Science (OOPS)

[BOX 5]
RSA Affiliate Responses to Follow up
Discussions with VR Directors: Pacinelli, Mimi Duncan, 1979
Correspondence, 1981
Final Report to NSF, 1981
Followup Questionnaires, 1981-1982
Itineraries for Site Visits, 1981
Letter
Letters to Student Applicants, 1981
Little Rock Museum, 1981
Mailing Labels
Notes and Drafts of "Within Reach"
Newspaper Clippings
Correspondence to Virginia Stern
NSF-SST Announcement, 198
Press Releases and Publicity
Programs, Summer 1982
NSF Proposal, 1979
Releases From Students and Families, 1981
Requests for Information
Student Questionnaires, 1982
Study of Coping Strategies Questionnaires and Letters [2 folders]
Coping Strategies Study Lists and Summary
Coping Strategies Study Data Sheets [2 folders]
Coping Strategies Study Event Verification, 1978
Coping Strategies Study Demographic Info.
Coping Strategies Study Interview Data [3 folders]
Correspondence re: Statements of Dept. of Education on Disabled Individuals, 1985
Deaf College Students and SATs-ETS Study
World Committee for the Decade of Disabled Persons, 1985
West Georgia College Interpreter Case (Jeff Champagne)
Carol Inman and IPO Resumes
US-Israeli Cooperation on Disabilities, 1985
Science Education and Handicapped Children-Today Show, Dec. 3, 1985
Science Education and the Handicapped Clippings, 1985

[BOX 6]
California Museum of Science and Industry I Taking the Sigh out of Science (Manual)
California Museum of Science and Industry II Completed Proposal with appendices
California Museum of Science and Industry III Completed Proposal without appendices
California Museum of Science and Industry IV Proposal Drafts
SST Student Science Tracking Program State Files
Workshops on Wheels WOW Selma Slevin California Museum of Science
OOPS Letters to SST Directors
NSF Proposal: Intro. to Science Careers for Hearing Impaired Students
Oceanography for the Handicapped NOAA Reprint
Barnsdall Arts Center Program for the Handicapped
Gifted and Talented Handicapped Child Programs
OOPS Louisville Museum
Gifted and Talented Consultants by State
Firth Adaptive Fishing for the Physically and Visually Handicapped
Lawrence Hall of Science (includes Nature Articles for early childhood)
Sierra Club
DC National 4H Council Brochures
National Programs I American Chemical Society Programs for High School Students
National Programs V NSF Physically Handicapped in Science Current Grants Note
Boston Museum
National Program VI National Park Service Programs
Outdoor Adventure Programs for Special Populations
Boy Scouts of America
Experience Center Los Angeles, California
Cooperative Extension University of California
Yosemite Institute
Lawrence Hall of Science of California at Berkeley
University of California at Irvine
Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA II
Talcott Mountain Science Center, Conn.
Smithsonian Institution Programs
Summer Archaeology Programs Connected with DC Universities [Program for Deaf Students]
Drinking Water Quality Research Center, Miami, FL [proposal for outreach to disabled students]
Museum of Science and Industry, IL
Chicago Schools Cooperative Museum Program, IL
Recreational Faculties for the Handicapped at Rend Lake, IL
SELPH Material Lawrence Hall
King Report on Survey of the Special Educational Programs of Members of the Association of Science Technology Centers
University of Kentucky Outdoor Education for Handicapped Project
Directory of OOPS Programs
Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD [notes on interview]
ABCD Collaboration Science Program Non-Mainstreamed
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Technical Education Research Center
Camp Happy Hollow, Mayrille, MI
Squam Lakes Science Center, NH
Science Enrichment Program Opened to Handicapped Students
NY League of Hard of Hearing, NY
Center of Science and Industry, OH
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg, PA
Pacoma Environmental Education Center, PA
Roanoke Valley Science Museum, VA
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
US Geological Survey Earth Science Program, WI
ERIC-CRESS Info on Outdoor Ed-Science Programs
National Council for Therapy and Rehabilitation through Horticulture Environments for the Able and Disabled
Nature Study-A Journal of Education and Interpretation
OOPS Out of School Science Proposal and Drafts Original Newspaper Article, 1980-1981
OOPS Out of School Science Proposal and Drafts II, 1980-1981

[BOX 7]
Center for MultiSensory Learning, Lawrence Hall, Berkeley (SAVI/SELPH)
Little Rock Museum of History and Science: Summer Programs, 1984
"Within Reach" (copy of original book with photographs)
Wallops Island Program for Handicapped Youth-Ed Keller Film We Can
With Reach: Design and Layouts of Book
Within Reach: Blueline Copy of the Book
Out of School Science Programs, Summer 1985
Out of School Programs in Science: Blueline copy of the book
Out of School Programs in Science: Design and Layouts
OOPS Reception for Slide Premiere GW University, Follow up with Programs, Dec. 1981
Science Education-Special Needs and Curriculum of the Handicapped Students, Colorado
Out of School Science Proposal and Final Report

Series III: Resource Directory of Handicapped Students

[BOX 7 cont.]
Archives: Resource Group Questionnaire
Resource Directory Form of Release
     A-C
     D-I
     J-M
     N-Sc
     Se-Z
Questionnaire Series I, II, Short Form
Resource Group: Dentists
Handicapped Scientists Famous (Non-Resource Group) I
Handicapped Scientists Famous (Non-Resource Group) II
Handicapped Scientists Famous (Non-Resource Group) III: Dr. Jenkins
Resource Group: Students
Release Forms: Samples
Results of Telephone Survey for Entries
Director 1st Ed., 1978
     I: General Correspondence
     II: Form Letters, 1978
     III: Originals
     IV: Press Coverage A
     IV: Press Coverage B
     V; Contract Correspondence
Questionnaire Draft and Finals
Directory Layout Indices, Etc. Tabulation Format
Resource Directory: Copy of Publication, 1st and 2nd Printing

[BOX 8]
Resource Group
     Curriculum Vitae
     A
     B
     C
     D
     East, John Senator (R, NC)
     F
     G
     H
Directory Questionnaire: H
Directory Questionnaire: Hi
Directory Questionnaire: I
Directory Questionnaire: J
Directory Questionnaire: K
Kemp, John D.
Resource Group: K
Directory Questionnaire: L
Resource Group: L
Resource Group: M
Directory Questionnaire: M
Directory: Myers, C. R.
Directory Questionnaire: N
Directory: P
Directory Questionnaire: R I
Directory Questionnaire: R II
Resource Group: S
Directory Questionnaire: T
Directory Questionnaire: U
Resource Group: W
Directory Questionnaire: X, Y, Z I
Directory Questionnaire: X, Y, Z
Resource Directory of Handicapped Scientists: Chron File, Oct. 1977-Nov. 1978
Directory '83 I Please Help US Folio
Directory '82 II Computerized Address List
Administration
     I: Resource Directory Ed. 1 Historical Background Info.-How Developed Handicapped and Science Categories
     II: Resource Group Old Proposal
     III A: Resource Group Form Letters
     III B: Resource Group Form Letters, Federal Register, May 1977
     IV: Resource Group General Correspondence
     V: Resource Group Originals
     VI: Resource Group Mailing Lists
Scientists Group Data I: Resource Group Blind Members
Scientists Group Data II: Resource Group Deaf Members
Scientists Group Data III: Resource Group Data
Correspondence A: Includes Brad Avery
Correspondence B-1
Correspondence B-2

Series IV: Coping Strategies Study

Critical Incident Study "An Inventory of Handicapped Scientists' Coping Strategies: Implications for Teaching Handicapped Children"
This study was originally funded by the US Department of Education, Bureau of Education of the Handicapped (BEH) in 1978 to AAAS, Office of Opportunities in Science (December 1978). Martha Ross Redden was Principle Investigator and June Maker, a graduate student at the University of Virginia, conducted the interviews by phone from AAAS or in person at the AAAS Annual Meetings. The method employed was the Critical Incident Technique (John Flanagan, American Institutes for Research) which had been used by Dr. Redden on her doctoral thesis. The subjects were approximately 200 members of the newly-established AAAS Resource Group of Handicapped Scientists.
June Maker used the study for her own doctoral thesis, Successful Handicapped Adults: Their Perceptions of Significant Events, Causes, and Effects, which was completed at the University of Virginia in 1978. Although AAAS was given credit in the published thesis, Dr. Redden felt it did not reflect the approach or work of the AAAS Project of the Handicapped in Science (later renamed AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability) and thus it was never disseminated or otherwise promoted by AAAS.
However, the interviews contain significant information, particularly important because the first legislation for people with disabilities (504 regulations of the Rehabilitation Act) had just been signed but had not yet been implemented. Therefore, the interviews reflect the education and career experiences of people with disabilities before the supportive legislation. [Maker's CV lists the published thesis as Maker, C.J., Redden, M.R., Tonelson, S., and Howell, R.D. (1978). The self-perceptions of successful handicapped scientists. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, Department of Special Education.]
In 1987-89, AAAS participated in another, better-controlled Critical Incident Study with Robert Weisgerber of the American Institutes of Research (AIR). The subjects were 280 scientists, engineers and college students with disabilities. This study resulted in a book by Weisgerber and two booklets for college and pre-college students distributed by AAAS: "Find Your Future" and "You're In Charge."
(Note: Starred folders are empty and were only retained as a record that the individual may have been interviewed.)

[BOX 9]
Adams, Bruce P. (S-20)
Alexander, Michael (M-1)
Asch, Adrienne (M-3)
Avakian, Emik A. (S-17)
Ballantyne, Donald L. (J-18)
Berger, Clyde (J-65)*
Berko, Martin J. (S-18)
Blanchard, Doris W. (J-20)*
Boardman, Francine P. (J-47)*
Bodnor, Stephen J. (S-43)
Bohrman, Jeffrey (S-37)
Bresler, Mark (J-37)
Breunig, H. Lathan (S-37)
Brown, Malcom G. (S-42)*
Chaves, John (S-30)
Chin, George (S-64)
Collins, John (J-57)
Coklin, Dwight (M-5)
Cross, Kenneth (J-54)*
Cook, Florence M. (S-16)
Davidson, Betty (S-30)
Davilla, Robert (J-59)
Dillard, Walter (M-7)*
Datson, Jane (S-35)
Dunbar, David (J-56)*
Duran, Peter (S-50)
Eggstaff, Rolf-Helmut (J-2)
Farris, D. A. (J-38)*
Faul, Carol (J-42)
Freeman, Michael (S-25)
Garson, Philip (J-31)
Gaskins, Frederick H. (S-44)*
Genensky, Samuel M. (J-12)
Gill, Mary (J-51)
Gove, George (J-26)
Grambs, Frederick (S-49)
Gucker, Thomas (J-7)
Guertin, Ralph (M-10)*
Gwaltney, John (S-33)
Hallenbeck, Charles E. (S-46)*
Harris, Robert I. (J-14)
Hartman, David (J-63)*
Hayes, Pat (J-61)
Heggestad, Wayne (S-62)
Herbold, Ronald (M-8)*
Higgins, Francis C> (J-22)
Himmelstein, Jeff (J-62)*
Hincken, Amelia (S-38)
Hoffman, Barbara Ann (S-9)
Hoffman, Herb (J-29)*
Hogg, Joe (J-39)*
Hoves, Robert A (J-13)*
Hudecki, Michael (S-49)
Hurd, Paul Dehart (S-7)
Hucheson, Richard E. (S-1)
Jensema, Carl J. (J-28)
Jukins, Steve (M-11)
Juley, Louise (J-50)
Kapp, Leon (J-8)
Kapperman, Gaylen (S-12)
Karras, George M. (J-34)
Kewley, Norman B. (S-45)*
Klein, Sharon (S-47)
Koenig, Scott F. (S-24)*
Kothencz, Miriam R. (J-16)
Krents, Harold (J-41)
Lang, Michael (S-6)
Larsen, Bob (J-44)
Larson, Wesley (S-27)
Leibman, Jeffrey (J-21)
Lillie, Robert (S-36)
Litsky, Warren (S-3)*
Love, Russell J. (S-61)
Lowder, Frances (S-34)
MacInnes, John (J-6)*
McDowell, John (S-8)
mcCown, Robert (S-51)
Maki, Dennis (J-52)*
Marsh, James R. (J-27)
Marsters, Jim (J-45)*
Mead, Richard H. (J-25)
Menchel, Robert S. (J-23)
Mendius, Barbara Jane (J-4)
Meskys, Edmund G. (S-41)*
Miller, Janet (J-53)*
Mitchell, Ronald R. (J-11)
Morgan, Kirby L. (S-22)
Moore, Michael L. (J-5)
Morrison, P. (J-1)
Murphy, Eugene (S-31)
Napier, Grace (S-59)
Neill, Arthur (S-4)
Nelson, Linda (S-58)
Nemeth, Abe (J-15)
Oliver, Willis P. (S-39)
Overbaugh, Susan (S-67)
Pachciarz, Judy (J-32)*
Paige, Bea (S-55)
Peterson, Donald O. (J-17)
Pfeiffer, David G. (S-5)
Rabby, Rami (S-13)
Rassmussen, Lloyd G. (J-9)
Raykovic, Alexander (S-2)
Rockwell, Dale (J-17)
Rastetter, David (J-58)*
Roth, Holly (J-60)
Roth, Robert (J-43)
Rowley, Clifford R. (J-36)
Runkle, Katherine (S-71)*
Russell, Robert (J-49)
Sawisch, Leonard (S-29)
Scudden, Larry (S-53)
Scheffelin, Margaret (S-28)
Schoedel, John G. (S-23)
Schroeder, Edward J. (S-21)
Schwarz, Louis J. (J-24)
Scura, Lawrence (S-19)
Segelman, Robert G. (J-10)*
Selinger, Nancy (S-66)
Sharpless, Nansie (J-22)
Schulman, Dennis (S-57)
Slotnick, Joseph S. (J-4)
Smith, Charlotte R. (S-23)
Sobel, Edna (M-12)
Stearner, Phyllis (S-56)
Stephens, Mary Ann (S-60)
Stevenson, James (M-4)
Stevenson, John (M-6)
Stinson, Michael (M-9)
Strauss, Emily (S-10)
Stuart, Dennis G. (S-11)
Swanson, Anne B. (J-48)*
Suzany, Kathy (J-64)
Szwejkowski, Mary Ellen (S-65)
Taylor, Floyd H. (J-3)*
Ting, Wendy (J-55)*
Touchstone, Joseph C. (S-14)
Tracht, Vernon (S-68)
Truong Lawrence A. (S-26)
Vercelli, David (M-2)
Vermij, Geerat (J-19)
Weinberger, Myron H. (J-35)
Wilcox, Jack (S-52)*
Young, Howard (S-54)
Yoker, Harold E. (S-15)
Zaiser, Robert (J-41)
(S-69)
(S-70)

Series V: Staff Files

[BOX 10: Issues on the Handicapped in Science]
National Institute of Handicapped Research
NIH Departments concerned with the Handicapped
National Institute for Rehabilitation Engineering
NASA-Materials on the Handicapped
Research and Training Centers
Volunteer Services for the Blind (Pat Boone)
Issues: 504 Publication "Recruitment, Admissions and Handicapped Students"
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance for TDD, 1984
Bioethics
Civil Rights Restoration Act, 1985
China: Disabled People, Census-College for Disabled People
Southeastern Community College v. Davis, 1979
Gallaudet Funding, Pre-College
Disabled Individuals and Integration in Higher Education
Handicapped Education Research
Barriers to Equality in Academia: Women in Computer Science at MIT
Issues: Federal Funding on Research to Aid Handicapped
Issues: Federal Funding Policy and Funding AAAS Disability
Issues: Genetics [3 folders]
Handicapped Affirmative Action on Federal Government
Law School Admissions Council
Mediation in Special Education
Dept. of Education No. 504 Regulations regarding interpreters for the deaf
Issues: Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Reauthorization
Amy Rowley Case and Follow up
Siblings for Significant Change
Technology and Aging
Transportation for the Disabled
Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments, 1983

[BOX 11: Meeting Files of Dr. Martha Redden]

Association of Learning Disabled Adults, 1976
Dept. of the Interior Resource Management Seminar, 1976
National Federation of the Blind, 1976
The Disabled Student on American Campuses, 1977
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1977
American Association of Physics Teachers, 1979
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, 1979
The Council for Exceptional Children, 1979
Workshop on Communications Networks, 1979
BEH National Task Force on PL 94-142, 1979
NCEA/SAGE Conference, 1979
Ball State University Workshops, 1979
Meeting World, 1979
NSTA Annual Meeting, 1979
Wayne State Symposium on Davis Decision, 1979
VA Functional Electronic Stimulus (FES) Workshop, 1985
Western Gerontological, 1985
International Rehab Week, 1985
Council for Exceptional Children, 63rd Annual Convention, 1985
NSTA Science for the Handicapped, 1985
President's Commission on the Employment of the Handicapped, 1985
International Polio and Independent Living Conference, 1985
National Association of Communicative Disorders, 1985
Gallaudet Registry of Deaf Professionals, 1985
RESNA, 1985
Southern Illinois University NSF Workshops, 1985
HEATH Conference on Money for College, 1985
AAHSSPPE Conference, 1985
Neural Prosthesis: Motor Control, 1985
American Psychological Association Convention, 1985
Wingspread Conference, 1985
INSPIRE '85, 1985
Alexander Graham Bell 100th, 1985
Association of Science and Technology Centers, 1985
International Conference on Rural Rehab. Technologies, 1985
AGB Association for the Deaf, Parents' Association, 1985
Government-Industry Initiative on Computer Accessibility, 1985
GSA Symposium on Office Automation Accommodations, 1985
VA FLAG Deaf Children's Rights, 1985
Board of Mathematical Sciences Conference, 1985
Symposium on Hearing Technology, 1985
National Center for Clinical Infant Progress, 1985
NSTA Annual Meeting, 1986

[BOX 12: Meetings: Virginia Stern and Dr. Martha Redden]

Bronx Technical Center IBM Training Program for the Learning Disabled, 1986
National Council on the Handicapped, 1986
Market Problems in Telecommunications for Disabled People, 1986
International Parents' Organization for the Deaf Luncheon, 1986
PVA 504 Meeting, May 1986
Parents and the Community: Partners in Science Education, 1986
National Council of Communicative Disorders Annual Meeting, 1986
International Conference on Rehabilitation, 1986
AHSSPPEE Annual Meeting, 1986
ASTC Planning Meeting on Science Museum Equity, 1986
NSF Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science, 1986
Dept. of Education on Captioning, 1986
OPM Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, 1986
RESNA, 1987
AAAS Science Attache Seminar on Technology and Disability, 1987
American Chemical Society Committee for the Handicapped, 1987
Interagency Committee on Vision and Visual Impairment, 1987
American Council on Rural Special Education, 1987
Commission on the Education of the Deaf, 1987
NSTA, 1987
National Council on Communicative Disorders Award, 1987
RESNA '87, 1987
NSF Committee on Equal Opportunity in Science, 1987
Illinois Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission, 1987
American Chemical Society Committee on the Handicapped, 1987
Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, 1987
CSUN-NASA Planning Committee on Recruitment of Handicapped Students, 1987
American Society on Aging, 1987
National Forum on School Science (AAAS), 1987
MOMA Opening "Design for Independent Living", 1988
President's Committee on Employment for the Handicapped, Work, Environment and Technology, 1988
Minority Disabled Clearinghouses in Collaboration, 1988
National Research Council CPASSE Long Term Plan, 1989
NSTA, 1989

[BOX 13: AAAS Annual Meeting Files]

OOOS-Disability Annual Meeting [12 folders], 1975-1986
OOOS-Disability Annual Meeting, 1989

[BOX 14: Files of Virginia W. Stern]

Stern, Virginia-Articles and Presentations by
Stern, Virginia-Correspondence
Stern, Virginia-Testimony before Federal agencies
Gavin, John J.-Correspondence, 1973-1975
Sharpless, Nansie-biographical information and correspondence, 1975-1987
Sharpless, Nansie-booklet on her life, 1991
Tombaugh, Dorothy-correspondence and materials, including photos, 1978-1991
Tombaugh, Dorothy-oral history, 1981
AAAS Bulletin-Request for Scientists with disabilities to volunteer and responses, June, 1974
AAAS Project on the Handicapped in Science-Origins
AAAS Project on the Handicapped in Science, 1975
AAAS Project on the Handicapped-Info From Resource Group, [2 folders] 1977
AAAS Council Resolution on Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 23 Feb.1977
AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability-30 Years of Making A Difference
AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability-Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, 2001
AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability-Brochures
AAAS Bulletins on Science and Technology for the Handicapped, 1980-1984
US House of Representatives, Panel on Research Programs to Aid the Handicapped-correspondence in response, 1976-1978
Various Reports on disability, education and access issues

[BOX 15: Files of Virginia W. Stern]

Articles on Science and Disability, 1970s
Correspondence, 1970s
Articles on Science and Disability, 1980s
Conferences on Science and Disability, 1980s
Correspondence, 1980s
Articles on Science and Disability, 1990s
Conferences on Science and Disability, 1990s
Correspondence, 1990s
Project Proposals (funded) on Science and Disability, 1990s
Articles on Science and Disability, 2000s
Conferences on Science and Disability, 2000s
Correspondence, 2000s
AAAS Annual Meeting-Barrier Free, 1976
A Design for Utilizing Successful Disabled Scientists as Role Models-Final Report, 1977-1978
Utilization of Scientific Professional Society Placement Services-Final Report, 1978-1980
Within Reach: Out of School Opportunities for Youth-A Guide, 1981
Appropriate Technology: Its Design and Use by Disabled People, Workshop, Tel Aviv, Israel, 20 Nov. 1984
Appropriate Technology Workshop Papers, Nov. 20, 1984
Linkages Project meeting, 11 Feb. 1986
China Fund for the Handicapped: Deng Pufang, US Visit, 10 Oct. 1987
Teaching Science and Mathematics to Students with Learning Disabilities: Challenges and Resources (NSF Grant 9552586), Jan. 1990
Recruitment and Retention of Students and Faculty with Disabilities in Schools of Engineering (NSF Grant EID 9101122), 1990-1995
Agenda for Access: Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities, Oct. 1991
High School, High Tech, 1993
Model Undergraduate Project for the Disabled: A Study of Issues involved in under-representation (NSF Grand HRD 9054022), 31 Jan. 1994
AAAS-NASA ACCESS-Summer internship program, 1996-1997
AAAS-National Easter Seals Society ACCESS Science, 1996-1998
ENTRY POINT! General
ENTRY POINT! IBM, 1996-2009
ENTRY POINT! Proposals, 1997-2010
Roadmaps and Rampways-Proposal and Report (NSF Grant HRD 9813500), 1998, 2001
Resource Directory of Scientists- Engineers with Disabilities, 2007
The Problem Solvers: Education and Career Paths of Engineers with Disabilities, 13-15 Dec. 2009
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf-Proposals and correspondence
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic-Proposals and correspondence, 1988-1997