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Office of Disability Services Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0042.13

Scope and Contents

This records group contains newsletters and correspondence primarily from the Office of Disability Services. As the office was once jointly managed under the Office of the International Student Advisor, some of the correspondence may pertain to those subjects as well. The titles of the newsletters are "Disabled Student Services Newsletter" and "On Your Mark." The dates of these materials range from 1986 to 1996.

Dates

  • 1986 - 1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

"The mission of The Office of Disability Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is to provide, coordinate, and advocate for services which enable undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities to receive equal access to a college education and to all aspects of university life. Academic growth, disability management and self-advocacy skills for students are supported and enhanced. The Office of Disability Services broadens disability awareness within the university community." In the past, the Office was managed jointly with the Office of the International Student Advisor, these duties have since been split into distinct offices.

Extent

0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Office of Disability Services provides, coordinates, and advocates for services which enable undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities to receive equal access to a college education and to all aspects of university life.

This record group contains correspondence and newsletters related to the Office and these materials date from 1986 to 1996.

Arrangement Note

Materials have been maintained in the order in which they were received.

Method of Acquisition

Records were transfered from the department.

Offensive Language Statement

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Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at scua@uncg.edu if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory. Collection has not been fully processed.
Title
Office of Disability Services Records
Author
Scott Hinshaw
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246