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Perske, Robert

Robert and Martha Perske Papers, 1964-2005.
13 boxes (19.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 772

Bob and Martha Perske with their dog, Wolfie, 2004
Bob and Martha Perske with their dog, Wolfie, 2004

While serving with the U.S. Navy in the Philippines during World War II, the teenaged Bob Perske became aware of the vulnerable and disabled in society and turned his life toward advocacy on their behalf. Studying for the ministry after returning to civilian life, Perske was appointed chaplain at the Kansas Neurological Institute, serving children with intellectual disabilities for 11 years, after which he became a full-time street, court, and prison worker — a citizen advocate — laboring in the cause of deinstitutionalization and civil rights of persons with disabilities, particularly those caught in the legal system. After Bob married his wife Martha in 1971, the two became partners in work, with Martha often illustrating Bob’s numerous books and articles. In 2002, Perske was recognized by the American Bar Association as the only non-lawyer to ever receive the Paul Hearne Award for Services to Persons with Disabilities.

The Perske Papers contains a fifty year record of published and unpublished writings by Bob Perske on issues surrounding persons with disabilities, along with correspondence, photographs, and other materials relating to the Perskes’ activism. The correspondence includes a particularly rich set of letters with a fellow advocate for persons with disabilities, Robert R. Williams.

Background on Robert and Martha Perske

Robert (Bob) and Martha Perske have been advocating for persons with intellectual disabilities for the past five decades. Married in 1971, their work together began at the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI), an institution providing care for 250 children with intellectual disabilities, where Bob served as chaplain. During this time he wrote the first article on ministry and mental retardation. His work was used by families, clergy, and congregations as a learning tool to better understand those with intellectual disabilities.

Throughout the 11 years Perske worked at KNI, his commitment to serving children with intellectual disabilities prompted other forms of service including joining several volunteer organizations that fought to end institutionalization of persons with disabilities. Perske went on to serve as executive director of the Greater Omaha Association for Retarded Citizens (GOARC), which created one of the earliest community based services in the nation, and later the Eastern Nebraska Office of Retardation (ENCOR), before becoming an advocate for persons with intellectual disabilities in prison, supporting clients and their attorneys in their fight for justice. In 2002, his more than two decades of advocacy were celebrated when he became the only non-lawyer to receive the American Bar Association’s Paul Hearne Award for Services to Persons with Disabilities.

Among his many accomplishments, Bob Perske may be best known as the author of 16 books and hundreds of articles on topics ranging from caring for disabled children to providing support for families. Martha contributed to these efforts as illustrator and editor. She first began sketching the faces of the young residents at KNI and soon perfected her natural talent. Her drawings, simply executed in pencil but incredibly beautiful and expressive, illustrated first Bob’s books and later two major reports on disabilities for Presidents Nixon and Carter and the 1981 International Year of Disabled Persons commemorative stamp.

Over the years, the couple have been recongnized for their contributions to the care and treatment of persons with intellectual disabilities and have won numerous awards. They continue their work in Darien, Connecticut, where they reside.

Contents of Collection

The Perske Papers document the couple’s life-long efforts to advocate for services and civil rights for persons with intellectual disabilities. As a compassionate observer of the challenges facing individuals with disabilities and their families, Bob Perske used his skills as a communicator to present ideas and connect people both through his writing and speeches. Martha, his partner in all things, used her natural talent as an artist and editor to compliment his writing. Their combined efforts are represented in drafts of speeches, published articles, and artwork.

Bob Perkse was also instrumental in creating and maintaining networks of support for persons with intellectual disabilities wrongfully accused and convicted of crimes. Materials in the collection chronicle the status of various cases that he was involved in and include transcripts of interviews, media coverage, and his own communications. Images of the accused, sometimes photographed with Perske, further demonstrate his efforts to put faces to the names of these individuals as well as document his ongoing advocacy.

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Series Descriptions
1965-2012

Bob Perske has been writing about the advocacy needs of persons with intellectual disabilities since his days as pastor at the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI). Materials include several articles and speeches written and delivered by Bob as well as information about his efforts. Many of Perske’s writings here relate to his work with persons with intellectual disabilities wrongfully accused and convicted of crimes. Materials also include the extensive writings of Robert (Bob) Williams, a leader in the disability movement, who is a long-time collaborator and friend with Perske. Williams’ writings reflect his work as policy advisor and advocate as well as his personal history living with cerebral palsy expressed both in autobiographical pieces and in his poetry.

1945-2012

Extensive correspondence files of Bob Perske concerning his writing, advocacy, and efforts on behalf of prisoners wrongly accused; includes correspondence of Bob Williams both with Perske and others. Subject files contain related publications, background or research materials, reports, transcripts, and poems.

1974-2012

Files document Perske’s work on behalf of persons with intellectual disabilities wrongfully accused and imprisoned. Materials are organized by the name of the individual and files include background information on crimes, legal cases, media coverage, efforts to rally support, and communications about the individual or the case.

1939-2006

Images and some audio or visual materials related to the many cases of persons with intellectual disabilities wrongfully accused and convicted of crimes that Bob Perske documented and supported through his writing and other advocacy activities. Also includes some of Martha’s artwork , images of Bob Williams, and several recorded speeches.

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Inventory of Collection
1965-2012
Advocacy Made Uneasy undated Box 1: 1
Anderson, Stannie, “At Kansas Neurological Institute–Happiness is a Joyful Chapel” 1970 Box 1: 2
Brooks, George, “Diana: ‘She Was Attentive, Very Shy’” 1997 Box 1: 3

Article about Princess Diana’s interest in the Perskes’ book, Circle of Friends, and a meeting Robert Perske had with her. Published in Darien Times after the death of Princess Diana.

Confessions of an Outlaw Advocate undated Box 1: 4
Davis, Leigh Ann, “Robert Perske: A Mentor for Our Movement and Friend for Our Soul” 2007 Box 1: 5
Douglas, Dennis, Death Watch: Three and Out 1993 Box 1: 6
Editorial: Compassion for the Least 2000 Box 6: 66
Editorial: To Prevent Injustice, Tape Confessions 2001 Box 6: 67
Fight or Flight undated Box 1: 7
Freedman, Eric, Earl Washington’s Ordeal 2001 Box 1: 8
Gaventa, Bill, Remembering the Pastoral Voice of Bob Perske 2003 Box 1: 9
Griffin, Keith, Williams: Great Deal to be Hopeful About 1986 Box 1: 10
Human Rights Watch, Beyond Reason: The Death Penalty and Offenders with Mental Retardation 2001 Box 6: 68
Johnson, Mary, Bob Williams, Poet and Advocate 1994 Box 1: 11
Keyes, Denis W., Book reviews: Pencil Portraits, 1971-1990 1999 Box 6: 69
Keyes, Denis, Edwards, Willliam, and Perske, Robert, People with Mental Retardation are Dying, Legally: At Least 44 have been Executed 2002 Box 6: 70
Lewis, Lisa, A Soul Touching A Soul 1972 Box 1: 12
Man Behind the Legend: A Candid Discussion with Robert Perske 1999 Box 6: 71
McLeod, Lateef, Interview with Bob Williams 2012 Box 1: 13
Nixon, Amy Ash, Fighting for Another’s Vindication 2000 Box 6: 72
Perske, Martha, Art for Johnson and Johnson 1987 Box 1: 14
Perske, Martha, Early Years 1976-1978 Box 1: 15
Perske, Martha: Profile 2009 Box 1: 16
Perske, Robert, Advice for Novelists, The Writer 1984-1985 Box 1: 17
Perske, Robert, Affirmation of Faith for the Mentally Retarded undated Box 1: 18
Perske, Robert, Ain’t Got No Resume 2005 Box 1: 19
Perske, Robert, Americans with Disabilities Act, Anniversary Notes undated Box 1: 20
Perske, Robert, Ballad of David Wayne Lee 2000 Box 1: 21
Perske, Robert, Battle for Richard Lapointe’s Life 1996 Box 1: 22
Perske, Robert, Bewildering Life of Richard Lapointe 1997 Box 1: 23
Perske, Robert, “Big Bang” and Down Syndrome 2006 Box 1: 24
Perske, Robert, Bob Williams and the Great ADA Awakening 2012 Box 1: 25
Perske, Robert, Bob Williams Wrote Donna Shalala’s Speech 1999 Box 1: 26
Perske, Robert, Bob Williams vs. Bill Buckley 1987 Box 1: 27
Perske, Robert, Book review: Lost in a Desert World: An Autobiography 2000 Box 6: 73
Perske, Robert, Celebrating 50 years of Better Lives for Children with Disabilities 2002 Box 1: 28
Perske, Robert, Chaplains Role in an Institution for the Mentally Retarded 1965 Box 1: 29
Perske, Robert, Child with Retardation Today–Adult of Tomorrow 1979 Box 1: 30
Perske, Robert, Chronology: The Life of Joe Arridy 2009 Box 1: 31
Perske, Robert, Coerced False Confessions 2003 Box 1: 32
Perske, Robert, Coming Out of the Darkness: America’s Criminal Justice System and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities 2007 Box 1: 33
Perske, Robert, Concern for Daryl Atkins 2005 Box 1: 34
Perske, Robert, Conviction 2005 Box 1: 35
Perske, Robert, Criminal Justice and Mental Retardation: A Journalist’s Note 1999 Box 1: 36
Perske, Robert, Cutting Edges in Program Services for Low, Severa, and Profoundly Handicapped Persons 1976 Box 1: 37
Perske, Robert, Day of Contrition 1997 Box 1: 38
Perske, Robert, Deadly Innocence: Joe Arridy Receives Pardon 72 Years After His Execution 2012 Box 1: 39
Perske, Robert, Deception in the Interrogation Room: Sometimes Tragic for Persons with mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities 2000 Box 1: 40
Perske, Robert, Defending the Mentally Disabled 2004 Box 1: 41
Perske, Robert, Did Earl Washington Try Too hard to Please Cops? 1993 Box 1: 42
Perske, Robert, Dignity of Risk and the Mentally Retarded 1972 Box 1: 43
Perske, Robert, Dignity of Risk and the Mentally Retarded 1972-1973 Box 1: 44
Perske, Robert, Distinguished Alumni, South Denver High School 2004 Box 1: 45
Perske, Robert, Earl Washington, Jr. Lives 2004 Box 1: 46
Perske, Robert, Earl Washington, Jr. Lives: Margaret Edds Shows Why 2004 Box 1: 47
Perske, Robert, Executing the Mentally Retarded 2001 Box 6: 74
Perske, Robert, False Confessions by Persons with Mental Retardation and Similar Disabilities 2004 Box 1: 48
Perske, Robert, False Confessions: Persons with Mental Disabilities Later Proven Blameless 2004 Box 1: 49
Perske, Robert, False Confessions from 53 Persons with Intellectuall Disabilities: The List Keeps Growing 2008 Box 1: 50
Perske, Robert, False Confessions from 75 Persons with Intellectual Disability 2011 Box 1: 51
Perske, Robert, Final Judgement 1996 Box 1: 52
Perske, Robert, Foward: Justice Advocacy Guide 2006 Box 1: 53
Perske, Robert, Forward: Out of the Darkness and Into the Light: Nebraska’s Experience with Mental Retardation 2001 Box 6: 75
Perske, Robert, Gentle Memory of Roland Johnson 1994 Box 6: 76
Perske, Robert, Gentle Words to Self-Advocate Friends 1999 Box 6: 77
Perske, Robert, Gisli Gudjonssons Penchant for Corroboration 2007 Box 1: 54
Perske, Robert, Good Cop 2004 Box 1: 55
Perske, Robert, Goodbye Ollie 2004 Box 1: 56
Perske, Robert, Goodbye Rosemary Dybwad 1992 Box 6: 78
Perske, Robert, Great ADA Awakening and Bob Williams undated Box 1: 57
Perske, Robert, Guest editorial, Arc Angles (v.7, no. 2) 2000-2001 Winter Box 6: 79
Perske, Robert, History of the Mental Retardation Movement (Lecture) undated Box 1: 58
Perske, Robert, How We Lived and Grew Together 1986 Box 1: 59
Perske, Robert, How We Shared Life Experiences 1988 Box 1: 60
Perske, Robert, Improving the Quality of Life: A Symposium on Normalization and Integration 1976 Box 1: 61
Perske, Robert, Informal Opinion 2007 Box 1: 62
Perske, Robert, Introduction for Bob Williams 2006 Box 1: 63
Perske, Robert, Introduction to Bob Williams’ “Answer to Jeff Lyon” 1985 Box 1: 64
Perske, Robert, Introduction of the Honorable Bob Williams 2006 Box 1: 65
Perske, Robert, Irvin Hargrave Eulogy 2009 Box 1: 66
Perske, Robert, Joe’s Odyssey 2009 Box 1: 67
Perske, Robert, Johnny Shouldn’t Be in Jail 1994 Box 1: 68
Perske, Robert, Johnny Lee Wilson Did Not Kill Anybody 1994 Box 1: 69
Perske, Robert, Johnny Lee Wilson Pardoned 1995 Box 1: 70
Perske, Robert, Joint Statement: Stop the Execution of Persons with mental Retardation 2001 Box 1: 71
Perske, Robert, Joy and Respect at Mealtimes 2005 Box 1: 72
Perske, Robert, Keynote Address at Legacy Lunchon 2009 Box 1: 73
Perske, Robert, Keynote Speech” Out of Darkness and into Light 2006 Box 1: 74
Perske, Robert, Killers in MacDougall 2008 Box 1: 75
Perske, Robert, Lapointe’s Corner 1994 Box 1: 76
Perske, Robert, Legacy of an Energizer Bunny 2003 Box 1: 77
Perske, Robert, Legal and Volunteer Advocates at Work 2004 Box 1: 78
Perske, Robert, Letter to the Editor, AAMR News & Notes 2000 Box 6: 80
Perske, Robert, Letter to the Editor, USA Today 2002 Box 6: 81
Perske, Robert, Listen Please 1979 Box 1: 79
Perske, Robert, Looking Over Craig Severa’s Shoulder 2003 Box 1: 80
Perske, Robert, Mansfield Training School, Statement at Closing Ceremonies 1993 Box 1: 81
Perske, Robert, Mansfield Training School, Key Findings of Fact by the Court undated Box 1: 82
Perske, Robert, Mansfield Training School, Care vs. Thorne 1978 Box 1: 83
Perske, Robert, Mansfield Training School, Interview Notes undated Box 1: 84
Perske, Robert, Mansfield Traning School, Newspaper Articles 1953-1993 Box 2: 1
Perske, Robert, Mealtimes for Persons with Severe Handicaps (2nd Printing) 1986 Box 2: 2

Materials related to the second printing of the book.

Perske, Robert, Memories as GOARC Executive Director 1999 Box 6: 82
Perske, Robert, Mental Retardation: The Leading Edge–Service Programs that Work 1978 Box 2: 3

Materials related to the report: Report to the President, MR 78.

Perske, Robert, Missouri Governor Issues Ground-Breaking Procamation and J.L. Wilson goes Home 1995 Box 2: 4
Perske, Robert, Misunderstood Responses in Police Interrogation Rooms 2010 Box 2: 5
Perske, Robert, Moving from Pennhurst’s Dark Control into a Brightness Called “Speaking for Ourselves” 2008 Box 2: 6
Perske, Robert, My Farewell to Marsha Forest 2000 Box 6: 83
Perske, Robert, National Conference on Self-Determination 1989 Box 2: 7
Perske, Robert, Newspaper that Chronicled a Revolution 2006 Box 2: 8
Perske, Robert, Nirje’s Eight Planks 2004 Box 2: 9
Perske, Robert, Notes, discussion with Mike Zimmerman 1984 Box 2: 10
Perske, Robert, Observations of a Water Boy 2003 Box 2: 11
Perske, Robert, On the Closing of Mansfield Training School 1999 Box 6: 84
Perske, Robert, One Tough Little Crime Fighter 2007 Box 2: 12
Perske, Robert, Op-Ed: Poem by Robert Williams upon the death of Steve Biko 2003 Box 2: 13
Perske, Robert, Out of the Darkness and into the Light 2001 Box 2: 14
Perske, Robert, Parents Who Moved Against the Tide 2003 Box 2: 15
Perske, Robert, Passion for Justice 1994 Box 2: 16
Perske, Robert, Pencil Portraits 1999 Box 2: 17
Perske, Robert, People with Mental Retardation are Dying, Legally: At Least 44 Have Been Executed 2002 Box 2: 18
Perske, Robert, Pleas for a Pardon for Johnny Wilson 1993 Box 2: 19
Perske, Robert, Plenary Speech, (Dallas, Texas) 2007 Box 2: 20
Perske, Robert, Poems 1966-2001 Box 6: 85
Perske, Robert, Police Interrogation of Persons with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilites 1999 Box 6: 86
Perske, Robert, Pondering the Execution of Johnny Paul Penry 1998 Box 2: 21
Perske, Robert, Power of a Poet: Karl Williams 2006 Box 2: 22
Perske, Robert, Prisoners with Mental Disabilities in 1692 Salem and Today 1997 Box 2: 23
Perske, Robert, Profile 2006 Box 2: 24
Perske, Robert, Puzzling Confession of Richard Lapointe 2008 Box 2: 25
Perske, Robert, Reflections on a High Court Ruling 2002 Box 6: 87
Perske, Robert, Reflections on the Group that Fought for Joe Arridy 2011 Box 2: 26
Perske, Robert, Report Number 8: Police Interrogations of Persons with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities undated Box 2: 27
Perske, Robert, Review of “Breaking Bread” 2005 Box 2: 28
Perske, Robert, Review of “Conviction” by Richard North Patteson 2005 Box 2: 29
Perske, Robert, Review of Margaret Edds Book 2005 Box 2: 30
Perske, Robert, Richard Lapointe–An Unlikely Killer in a Cellblock with Real Ones 2009 Box 2: 31
Perske, Robert, Robert Wayne Sawyer: A Life Taken 1993 Box 2: 32
Perske, Robert, Robert Sawyer Scheduled for Execution 1993 Box 2: 33
Perske, Robert, Robert Sawyer Exacuted 1993 Box 2: 34
Perske, Robert, Rosemary Dybwad Memorial 1992 Box 2: 35
Perske, Robert, Sad Case for Richard Lapointe 2008 Box 2: 36
Perske, Robert, Search for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities who Confessed to Serious Crimes they Did Not Commit 2005 Box 2: 37
Perske, Robert, Sermons and services: Kansas Neurological Institute 1962-1966 Box 6: 88
Perske, Robert, Sermons and services: Kansas Neurological Institute 1962-1966 Box 6: 89
Perske, Robert, Sermons and services: Kansas Neurological Institute 1962-1966 Box 6: 90
Perske, Robert, Service, funeral: Anderson, William Arvel 1970 Box 6: 91
Perske, Robert, Service, funeral: Elkin, Philip 1991 Box 6: 92
Perske, Robert, Service, funeral: Haar, Mary 1973 Box 6: 93
Perske, Robert, Service, funeral: Holiday, Bradley 1973 Box 6: 94
Perske, Robert, Service, funeral: Gutowski, Stanley 1969 Box 6: 95
Perske, Robert, Service, funeral: Kelly, Russell Thomas 2004 Box 6: 96
Perske, Robert, Service, wedding: Brent, Barbara and Lensink, Brian 1993 Box 6: 97
Perske, Robert, Service, wedding: McKinney, Nancy and Perske, Richard 1984 Box 6: 98
Perske, Robert, Simple Decencey 2005 Box 2: 38
Perske, Robert, Speech: American Bar Association, Paul Hearne Award 2002 Box 6: 99
Perske, Robert, Speech, Arc Insight 2001 Box 6: 100
Perske, Robert, Speech: Clinical Updates in Mental Health and Develomental Disabilities 2006 Box 2: 39
Perske, Robert, Speech: honorary Doctorate of Literature, Westmar College 2006 Box 2: 40
Perske, Robert, Speech on views of a citizen advocate 2006 Box 2: 41
Perske, Robert, Speech: Out of the Darkness and Into the Light 2008 Box 2: 42

Delivered at TASH National Convention.

Perske, Robert, Speech to Georgia Commission on Fairness 2006 Box 2: 43
Perske, Robert, Speeches 2003 Box 2: 44
Perske, Robert, Statement: Robert Wayne Sawyer Hearing 1993 Box 2: 45
Perske, Robert, Statement to Joint ARC 2001 Box 2: 46
Perske, Robert, Strange Shift in the Case of Daryl Adkins 2005 Box 2: 47
Perske, Robert, Suddenly Remembering Roland 2007 Box 2: 48
Perske, Robert, T.A.S.H. Helps to Focus on Mealtimes 2005 Box 2: 49
Perske, Robert, Testimony Before the Judicial Committee Regarding Raised Bill No. 1281 2005 Box 2: 50
Perske, Robert, Testimony Before the Judicial Committee Regarding Raised Bills No. 6612 and No. 6700 2003 Box 2: 51
Perske, Robert, Testimony Before the Louisiana Board of Pardons 1993 Box 2: 52
Perske, Robert, Testimony before Louisiana Board of Pardons 2003 Box 6: 101
Perske, Robert, Theological Views of Some of My Mentally Retarded Friends 1971 Box 2: 53
Perske, Robert, Thoughtful Workings of an Executive Director’s Mind, GOARC Gazette 1972-1974 Box 6: 102
Perske, Robert, Thoughts After the Fatal Beating of Ricky Whistnant 2004 Box 2: 54
Perske, Robert, Thoughts on the Police Interrogation of Individuals with mental Retardation 1995 Box 2: 55
Perske, Robert, Tombstone for Joe Arridy 2007 Box 2: 56
Perske, Robert, Troubling Interrogation of Travis Lee Wright 2001 Box 2: 57
Perske, Robert, Understanding Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: Indications of Progress? 2004 Box 2: 58
Perske, Robert, Unequal Justice Discussion Guide undated Box 2: 59
Perske, Robert and Pelka, Fred, Unequal Justice: Preserving the Rights of the Mentally Retarded in the Criminal Justice System 1997 Box 2: 60
Perske, Robert, Unfinished Business? 2011 Box 2: 61
Perske, Robert, Unlikely Heroes 2005 Box 2: 62
Perske, Robert, Unsinkable Civil Rights Family 2009 Box 2: 63
Perske, Robert, Use of a Critical Incident Report 1966 Box 2: 64
Perske, Robert, U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Louisiana can Execute Prisoners with mental Retardation (Wayne Sawyer) 1992 Box 2: 65
Perske, Robert, Utter Vulnerability of Persons with Mental Disabilities in Police Interrogation Rooms 1999 Box 6: 103
Perske, Robert, We Believe Richard Lapoint Did Not Kill Bernice Martin 2001 Box 2: 66
Perske, Robert, Why Richard Lapointe Needs Friends–A Fact Sheet 1998 Box 6: 104
Perske, Robert, Words for a Child with Down Syndrone 2006 Box 2: 67
Perske, Robert, Y’Know Teacher–I Couldn’t Figure You Out 1989-1990 Box 2: 68
Perske, Robert, Y’Know Teacher–I Couldn’t Figure You Out undated Box 2: 69
Perske, Robert, You’ve Come a Long Way, Autcom 2004 Box 2: 70
Perske, Robert, 14th Annual Convention Professional Association for Retardation: Life Span Planning for Mental Retardation/Disabilities 1982 Box 2: 71
Perske, Robert, The “53,” Richard’s Perp Walk, Videotaping of Interrogations 2009 Box 2: 72
Robert Perske: A Dedicated Advocate, Spotlight on STAR, Inc. 2002 Box 6: 105
Robertson, Mary, I Stood Outside Looking In 1980 Box 2: 73
Sangrey, Dawn, One Strong Body 2012 Box 2: 74
“Senator Lowell Weicker Presented TASH Award,” TASH DC Update 2005 Box 2: 75
Severa, Craig, Touching the Hem of His Garment 2005 Box 2: 76
Severa, Craig, Tripping with Bob Perske 2006 Box 2: 77
Shalala, Donna, Bob Williams Virtue 1997 Box 2: 78
Williams, Karl and Perske, Robert, Ballad of David Wayne Lee 2000 Box 2: 79
Williams, Robert, AAMR Presentation Notes 1988 Box 2: 80
Williams, Robert, American Poetry Association 1988 Box 2: 81
Williams, Robert, Analyzing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1993 Box 2: 82
Williams, Robert, Answer to Jeff Lyon 1985 Box 2: 83
Williams, Robert, Assistive Technology on the Job 1990 Box 2: 84
Williams, Robert, Back Door to Democracy 2001 Box 2: 85
Williams, Robert, Barbati, John (Washington D.C.) 1987 Box 2: 86
Williams, Robert, Better Living Through Assistive Technology 2005 Box 2: 87
Williams, Robert, Between Flights in Chicago Natural Supports on the Fly undated Box 2: 88
Williams, Robert: “Bob Williams testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on the Handicapped” 1987 Box 2: 89
Williams, Robert, Building on Success Works 2010 Box 2: 90
Williams, Robert, Cherry Tree 1982 Box 2: 91
Williams, Robert, Chronology of His Life undated Box 2: 92
Williams, Robert, Connecticut Disabilities Counsil Celebration- Speech 2011 Box 2: 93
Williams, Robert, Comments at Temple University Graduation 1992 Box 2: 94
Williams, Robert, Comments on 5th Biennial Conference of the International Society on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (I.S.A.A.C.) 1992 Box 2: 95
Williams, Robert, Communication Control and Choice 1988 Box 2: 96
Williams, Robert, Communication Imperative: Supporting People with Severe Disabilities 1988 Box 2: 97
Williams, Robert, Creating a New World of Opportunities 1989 Box 2: 98
Williams, Robert, Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persona Act (CRIPA) Draft 2002 Box 9: 09
Williams, Robert, Draft of “Choice Futures” 1989 Box 3: 1
Williams, Robert, Expanding Choice and Self-Determination in the Lives of Americans with Severe Disabilities 1988 Box 3: 2
Williams, Robert, Fighting for Our Lives 1995 Box 3: 3
Williams, Robert, Free Expression Now 1991 Box 3: 4
Williams, Robert, Friends as He Sees Them Notes 1975-1977 Box 3: 5
Williams, Robert, Guggenheim Book Plan 1991 Box 3: 6
Williams, Robert, Harrisburg Address 1993 Box 3: 7
Williams, Robert, In a Struggling Voice 1989-2010 Box 3: 8
Williams, Robert, Independently Speaking 2006 Box 3: 9

Print outs of entries from Bob Williams’ blog.

Williams, Robert, Kathy’s Story and Correspondence 1993 Box 3: 10
Williams, Robert, Keynote Speech to Connecticut Annual State Convention 1990 Box 3: 11
Williams, Robert, Kindred Spirits 1989 Box 3: 12
Williams, Robert, Letter to Accreditation Counsil 1989 Box 3: 13
Williams, Robert, Letter to H.R. Turnbull III: qality of life 1989 Box 3: 14
Williams, Robert, Letter to Pat Mirenda: crucial values of communication 1988 Box 3: 15
Williams, Robert, Lobbying of Senator Lloyd Bensten 1988 Box 3: 16
Williams, Robert, Need for Choice in a Self-Initiated Lifestyle 1988 Box 3: 17
Williams, Robert: notes, conversation with Robert Perske 1984 Box 3: 18
Williams, Robert: notes, conversation with Robert Perske 1988 Box 3: 19
Williams, Robert, Notes on Statement to Family Support Conference (Boston, Mass.) 1989 Box 3: 20
Williams, Robert, Official Trivialized Life of Glays Burr 1985 Box 3: 21

Printed in Hartford Courant on August 8, 1985.

Williams, Robert, Open Letter to My Friend: Ivanhoe Morris 1975 Box 3: 22
Williams, Robert, Oral testimony, Voting Rights of Americans with Disabilities 2001 Box 3: 23
Williams, Robert, Osmosis 1976 Box 3: 24
Williams, Robert, Passage of the American Disabilities Act Points Way to Higher Common Ground 1990 Box 3: 25
Williams, Robert, Personal reflection: attending public school 1980 Box 3: 26
Williams, Robert, Plea for Proper Medicad Planning 2005 Box 3: 27
Williams, Robert, Poems 1975-1982 Box 3: 28
Williams, Robert, Poems and Writings to Martha Perske 1998 Box 3: 29
Williams, Robert, Quote: address to United States-Isreal Bi-National Conference in Coordination and Integration of Children’s Health, Education, Rehabilitation, and Social Service 1995 Box 3: 30
Williams, Robert, Red Line Community Papers 1999 Box 3: 31
Williams, Robert, Research Proposal on Free Speech Rights 1992 Box 3: 32
Williams, Robert: resume and experience 2001 Box 3: 33
Williams, Robert, Retardation and the Electric Chair 1992 Box 3: 34
Williams, Robert, Review of “Under Eye of Clock” by Christopher Nolan 1989 Box 3: 35
Williams, Robert, Speech: ASE College to Career undated Box 3: 36
Williams, Robert, Speech: Association of University Centers on Disabilities 2011 Box 3: 37
Williams, Robert, Speech: Barriers and Creating Access to Assistive Technology 1993 Box 3: 38
Williams, Robert, Speech: Commission for the Federal Administration of Developmental 1994 Box 3: 39
Williams, Robert, Speech: Communication Devices 1993 Box 3: 40
Williams, Robert, Speech: National Democratic Congress Youth Summit 1998 Box 3: 41
Williams, Robert, Speech: National Democratic Congress Youth Summit 2012 Box 3: 42
Williams, Robert, Speech: New England T.A.S.H 1992 Box 3: 43
Williams, Robert, Speech: personal assistance services (Texas) 1993 Box 3: 44
Williams, Robert, Speech: “Plenary” and “Remarks on the Live and Example of Ed Roberts” 1995 Box 3: 45
Williams, Robert, Speech: President Obama 2009 Box 3: 46
Williams, Robert, Supporting Families in Poverty 1989 Box 3: 47
Williams, Robert: T.A.S.H. Annual Report 1987 Box 3: 48
Williams, Robert: T.A.S.H. Newsletter 1993 Box 3: 49
Williams, Robert: T.A.S.H. Newsletter, Poetry (San Francisco) 1989 Box 3: 50
Williams, Robert. T.A.S.H. Plenary (San Francisco) 1995 Box 3: 51
Williams, Robert: T.A.S.H. Presentation and Correspondence (Boston) 1985 Box 3: 52
Williams, Robert: testimony on power of Assistive Technology 1991 Box 3: 53
Williams, Robert: thoughts on newborn children with severe disabilities 1985 Box 3: 54
Williams, Robert, Three Least Dangerous Assumptions Regarding Human Communication 1989 Box 3: 55

Includes comments from Robert Perske.

Williams, Robert, “View USA Today Refused to Print: Cerebral Palsied Man Challenged Pessimist’s Stand” 1985 Box 3: 56

With introduction by Robert Perske.

Williams, Robert, Welcome…to Hear Our Voices 1991 Box 3: 57

Published in first issues of VOICES.

Williams, Robert, Will 1987 Box 3: 58

Published in T.A.S.H. Newsletter, includes related correspondence.

Williams, Robert, Witness Testimony: House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2003 Box 3: 59
Williams, Robert, Written Statement to the Health and Environment Subcommittee 1988 Box 3: 60
Williams, Robert and Perske, Robert, People with Disabilities Can be Helped to Make Their Own Choices 1988 Box 3: 61
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Administration and Developmental Disabilities 1995 Box 3: 62
American Association on Mental Retardation annual meeting 2005 Box 3: 63
ARC/Johnson & Johnson partnership 1987 Box 3: 64
ARC of the United States national convention 2007 Box 3: 65
Arridy, Joe: articles 2006 Box 3: 66
Arridy, Joe: articles and correspondence 1997 Box 3: 67
Arridy, Joe: articles and correspondence, pardon 2011 Box 3: 68
Arridy, Joe: articles and correspondence, pardon 2011 Box 3: 69
Article: 16 Executed in U.S. were Probably Innocent, Boston Globe 2000 Box 3: 70
Articles: American Disabilities Act 1990-2012 Box 3: 71
Articles: ARC honors Perskes 2001 Box 3: 72
Attendees list: San Diego convention 2006 Box 3: 73
Centurion Ministires: 20th anniversary celebration 2002 Box 6: 106
Cerebral palsy 1992 Box 3: 74
Certificate of Appreciation: Connecticut Department of Correction 1997 Box 3: 75
Child Advocates Summit on Connecticut’s Children with Disabilities: flyer 2006 Box 3: 76

Feeatures Robert Williams.

Child developmentalist creed undated Box 3: 77
Conference on Cognition Issues in the Courts 2006 Box 3: 78
D.C. ARC: community training 1980 Box 3: 79
Dybwad Humanitarian Award: workers on behalf of Earl Washington, Jr. 2004 Box 3: 80
Endorsement: Family Diaries, ed. by Judy Elbaum and Lonye Rasch 2002 Box 6: 107
Fellowship 2000 Box 3: 81

Volume 66, no. 5-6 contains photograph of Robert Perske on front cover.

Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. 2006 Box 3: 82
GOARC Gazette 1971 Aug-Nov Box 3: 83
GOARC Gazette 1972 Box 3: 84
GOARC Gazette 1973 Box 3: 85
GOARC Gazette 1974 Box 3: 86
GOARC Gazette 1975 Box 3: 87
Greater Omaha Association for Retarded Children: annual reports 1973-1974 Box 3: 88
Healing Community award 1987 Box 3: 89
“Just Us” for Richard Lapointe: newsletter 1993 Box 3: 90

For the friends of Richard Lapointe.

Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI): Interfaith Chapel 1962 Box 3: 91
Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI): services and songs 1962-1969 Box 6: 108
Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI): services and songs 1963-1972 Box 6: 109
Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI): services and songs 1965-1969 Box 8: 1
Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI): services and songs ca. 1969 Box 8: 2
Letters: grandchildren 1990-1993 Box 8: 3
Letters: grandchildren 1994 Box 8: 4
Letters: grandchildren 1995 Box 8: 5
Letters: grandchildren 1996 Box 8: 6
Letters: grandchildren 1997 Box 8: 7
Letters: grandchildren 1998 Box 8: 8
Letters: grandchildren 1999 Box 8: 9
Letters: grandchildren 2000 Box 9: 1
Letters: grandchildren 2001 Box 9: 2
Letters: grandchildren 2002 Box 9: 3
Letters: grandchildren 2003 Box 9: 4
Letters: grandchildren 2004 Box 9: 5
Menninger Alumni Scientific Writing Award for “Deception in the Interrogation Room: Sometimes Tragic for Persons with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities” 2002 Box 9: 6
Nazi extermination of people with mental disabilities 1969 Box 3: 92
New Life in the Neighborhood: Japanese translation 2000 Box 9: 7
Newspaper clipping: Perske, Martha 1999 Box 9: 8
One to One Media award 1981 Box 3: 93
Popular Press Writing Award; “The Battle for Richard Lapointe’s Life” 1997 Box 3: 94
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Alfaro, Maria 2002 Box 9: 9

Recommending Bengt Nirje for AAMR International Award.

Perske, Robert, Correspondence: article, “Ain’t Got No Resume” 2005 Box 3: 95
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: article, “Killers in MacDougall Prison–Real and Unlikely 2009 Box 3: 96

Concerning Richard Lapointe.

Perske, Robert, Correspondence: article, “Power of a Poet” 1989 Box 3: 97
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: article, “Robert Williams and the Great ADA Awakening” 2012 Box 3: 98
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: article, “Simple Decency” 2005 Box 3: 99
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: article, “Suddenly Remembering Roland Johnson” 2007 Box 3: 100
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Artist’s Market 1980 Box 3: 101
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: book review, “Joy and Respect at Mealtimes” 2005 Box 3: 102
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Brown, Jennifer 1998 Box 9: 10
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Clinical Update Conference, Southern Illinois Medical Center 2005 Box 3: 103
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: concerning Jennings, Shirley 1987 Box 3: 104
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: concerning Lapointe, Richard 1995-1997 Box 3: 105
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Doyle, John 2012 Box 3: 106
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: film, “Who Shall Survuve?” 2006 Box 3: 107
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Harkin, Tom, Senator 2012 Box 4: 1
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Hubert, Barney 2012 Box 4: 2
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Jack and Marsha 1999 Box 9: 11
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Kosloski, Stan 2012 Box 4: 3
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Lapointe, Rosaire 1962-1998 Box 4: 4

Concerning Richard Lapointe.

Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Long, Bill 2006 Box 4: 5
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Prejean, Helen, Sr. 1998 Box 9: 12
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Preneta, Ed 2012 Box 4: 6
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Reagan, Ronald 1986 Box 4: 7
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Reisner, Helen 1992,2010 Box 4: 8

Concerning Robert Williams.

Perske, Robert, Correspondence: San Diego Regional Center 2007 Box 4: 9

With copy of Speech “Out of Darkness and Into Light.”

Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Skarnulis, Edward and Daley, Dorothy 1985 Box 4: 10

Concerning upcoming wedding ceremony.

Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Williams, Robert 1984-2012 Box 4: 11
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Williams, Robert 1988 Box 4: 12
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Williams, Robert 1993 Box 4: 13
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Williams, Robert 1995-2012 Box 4: 14
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Williams, Robert 1989 Box 4: 15
Perske, Robert, Correspondence: Williams, Robert, testimony 2003 Box 4: 16
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1988 Box 4: 17
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1989 Box 4: 18
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1990 Box 4: 19
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1991 Box 4: 20
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1992 Box 4: 21
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1993 Box 4: 22
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1994 Box 4: 23
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1995 Box 4: 24
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1996 Box 4: 25
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1997 Box 4: 26
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1998 Box 4: 27
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 1999 Box 4: 28
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2000 Box 4: 29
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2001 Box 4: 30
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2002 Box 4: 31
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2003 Box 4: 32
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2004 Box 4: 33
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2005 Box 4: 34
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2006 Box 4: 35
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2007 Box 4: 36
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2008 Box 4: 37
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2009 Box 4: 38
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2010 Box 4: 39
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2011 Box 4: 40
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2012 Box 4: 41
Perske, Robert, Gracious letters 2013 Box 4: 42
Perske, Robert, Notes, “Friends Circle to Save a Life” ca. 1990 Box 4: 43
Perske, Robert: service during World War II 2007 Box 4: 44
Perske, Robert: Westmar College Doctor of Literature Citation 1989 Box 7
Perske, Robert: Westmar College Doctor of Literature Degree 1989 Box 7
President’s Committee on Mental Retardation: report to Rosalynn Carter 1977-1978 Box 9: 13
Professional Association for Retardation convention 2006 Box 4: 45
Report to the President–Mental Retardation: Century of Decision 1976 Box 4: 46
Significant Contributions of the 20th Century in the Field of Mental Retardation / Developmental Disabilities 1999 Box 9: 14
Silverstein, Robert “Bobby” 2012 Box 4: 47
Sink, Mary Frances: ordination 2013 Box 4: 48
Taproots: A Report of Kansas Social Services 1965 Box 4: 49

Features photo of Robert Perske and child at KNI.

Topeka High School Graduate Hall of Fame: Perske, Martha 1999 Box 9: 15
Transcript: 20 Years After ADA, Accessibility Remains an Evolutionary Process 2010 Box 4: 50

From PBS Newshour.

“Welcome to the One-to-One T.V. Special 1980 Box 4: 51
Williams, Donna, Letter to Robert Williams 1990 Box 4: 52
Williams, Robert, Correspondence: Administration on Developmental Disabilities 1994 Box 4: 53
Williams, Robert: Clinton Appointees with Disabilites 1993 Box 4: 54
Williams, Robert, Correspondence: Howard, William 1988 Box 4: 55
Williams, Robert, Correspondence: Marcellino, Brenda 1979 Box 4: 56

Concerning Provider Service Profiles.

Williams, Robert, Correspondence: Olmstead decision 2001 Box 4: 57
Williams, Robert, Correspondence: The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH) 1986 Box 4: 58
Williams, Robert: reference 2010 Box 4: 59
Perske, Robert: 20th American Disabilities Act Anniversary, U.S. Senate Correspondence 2010 Box 4: 55
Long, William: “Two Essays on Perske” Correspondence 2006 Box 4: 56
Williams, Robert/Reisner Correspondence 1992 Box 4: 57
Williams, Robert: Correspondence to Robert Perske. 1990-2012 Box 4: 58
Williams, Robert: Department of Health and Human Services Correspondence 1994 Box 4: 59
Williams, Robert: Provider Service Profiles Correspondence 1979 Box 4: 60
Williams, Robert: Recomendations on Olmstead Correespondence 2001 Box 4: 61
Williams, Robert: “Retard” T.A.S.H. Membership Card Correspondence 1986 Box 4: 62
Williams, Robert: “Situation on Shirley Jennings” Memorandum and Correspondence 1987 Box 4: 63
Willaims, Robert: Thoughtful Review of “Show” Correspondence 1984 Box 4: 64
Williams, Robert: William J. Howard Correspondence 1988 Box 4: 65
Zlotnick, Phyllis: resume ca. 1991 Box 4: 60
1974-2012
Akiki, Dale (California) 1993 Box 4: 61
Alicia, Jose (Pennsylvania) 2011 Box 4: 62
Baker, Eunice (New York) 2000-2006 Box 4: 63
Banks, Victoria; Banks, Mendell; Tucker, Diane (Alabama) 2002-2004 Box 4: 64
Barnes, Jesse (Maryland) 2009 Box 4: 65
Bell, Corethian (Illinois) 2002-2006 Box 4: 66
Bell, Walter, Jr. (Texas) 1999 Box 4: 67
Braddeley, Gabriel (Washington) 2004 Box 5: 1
Brown, Flyod Lee (North Carolina) 2007-2011 Box 5: 2
Brown, Keith (North Carolina) 2010 Box 5: 3
Brown, Timothy (Florida) 2002-2004 Box 5: 4
Burcham, Clarence (Minnesota) 2010-2011 Box 5: 5
Burrell, Ronnie (Louisiana) 2002-2008 Box 5: 6
Caravella, Anthony (Florida) 2009-2010 Box 5: 7
Chestnet, Allen Jacob (Maryland) 1998-1999 Box 5: 8
Dansberry, Anthony (Illinois) 2006 Box 5: 9
Days, Slewyn (New York) 2007-2010 Box 5: 10
Delay, Gerald (Kansas) 1993 Box 5: 11
Elmore, Edward Lee (South Carolina) 2010-2012 Box 5: 12
Exoneration registry 2012 May Box 5: 13
Fitzpatrick, Michael (New York) 1999 Box 5: 14
Floyd, John (Louisiana) 2010 Box 5: 15
Gayles, Michael (Michigan) 2001 Box 5: 16
Goldwire, Ozem (New York) 2007-2008 Box 5: 17
Gonzales, Robert (New Mexico) 2008 Box 5: 18
Gray, Anthony (Maryland) 1999 Box 5: 19
Hayes, Travis (Louisiana) 2004-2008 Box 5: 20
Hernandez, Alejandro “Alex” (Illinois) 1994-2005 Box 5: 21
Hickman, Charles “Chucky” (Indiana) 2006 Box 5: 22
Hines, Tommy Lee (Alabama) 1978-1993 Box 5: 23
Hughes, Ladell (Illinois) 2008 Box 5: 24
Israel, Harold (Connecticut) 1994 Box 5: 25
Jeffrey, Terric (Florida) 2006 Box 5: 26
Jones, David Allen (California) 1992-2004 Box 5: 27
Jones, Lebrew (New York) 1989-2009 Box 5: 28
Jones, Levon “Bo” (North Carolina) 2008-2010 Box 5: 29
Jurek, Jerry Lane (Texas) 1974-2008 Box 5: 30
Kelly, William M., Jr. (Pennsylvania) 2003 Box 5: 31
King, Charlie (Illinois) 1998 Box 5: 32
Lackey, Dan (New York) 2007-2009 Box 5: 33
Laughman, Barry (Pennsylvania) 2003-2004 Box 5: 34
Liberatore, David (Connecticut) 2012 Box 5: 35
List: false confessors 2004 Box 5: 36
Lapointe, Richard (Connecticut) 2010 Box 5: 37
Livers, Matthew (Nebraska) 2006-2010 Box 5: 38
Livers, Matthew (Nebraska): transcript, interrogation 2006 Box 5: 39
Matthews, Ryan (Louisiana) 2003-2004 Box 5: 40
Marshall, Simon (Quebec, Canada) 2005 Box 5: 41
McCollum, Henry (North Carolina) 2010 Box 5: 42
Miller, Godfrey (Maryland) 2004 Box 5: 43
MissKelley, Jessie (Arkansas) 2007-2011 Box 5: 44
Mitchell, Eddie (Louisiana) 1998 Box 9: 16
National Conference on Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty 1998 Box 9: 17
National Conference on Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty 1998 Box 9: 18
National Conference on Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty 1998 Box 9: 19
National Conference on Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty 1998 Box 9: 20
Olmetti, Don (Illinois) 2004 Box 5: 45
Oltmanns, Brian Lou (South Dakota) 1994 Box 5: 46
Paccagrella, Ronald (Wisconsin) 2004 Box 5: 47
Phinney, Roland Douglas (Massachusetts) 2008 Box 5: 48
Porter, Anthony (Illinois) 1999-2000 Box 5: 49
Reynolds, Melvin (Missouri) 1991 Box 5: 50
Rocha, Roberto (Georgia) 2005 Box 5: 51
Rollins, Lafonso (Illinois) 2004-2006 Box 5: 52
Sanchez, Tyler (Colorado) 2010-2012 Box 5: 53
Santiago, Antonio (California) 2010 Box 5: 54
Shoup, Donnie (Florida) 1996 Box 5: 55
Singletary, Charles (New York) 2005 Box 5: 56
Singleton, Comelis (Alabama) 2000 Box 5: 57
Stanford, Devontae (Michigan) 2009-2010 Box 5: 58
Thompson, James (Maryland) 2007-2008 Box 5: 59
Torres, Lourdes (New York) 2007 Box 5: 60
Townsend, Jerry Frank (Florida) 2001-2008 Box 5: 61
Vasquez, David (Virginia) 1986-1989 Box 5: 62
Ward, Delbert (New York) 1992 Box 5: 63
Warney, Douglas (New York) 2006 Box 5: 64
Washington, Earl Jr. (Virginia) 1991-1993 Box 5: 65
Washington, Earl Jr. (Virginia): release 2007 Box 5: 66
Washington, Earl Jr. (Virginia): transcript, Governor Wilder 2000 Box 5: 67
Washington, Earl Jr. (Virginia): sequence of events 2004 Box 5: 68
Wilkinson, Robert (Pennsylvania) 2004 Box 5: 69
Wilson, Johnny Lee (Missouri) 2004 Box 5: 70
Wilson, Johnny Lee (Missouri): transcript, interrogation 1986 Box 5: 71
Young, Dan (Illlinois) 2004-2006 Box 5: 72
1939-2006
American Association on Mental Retardation, They Fought for the Life of Earl Washington, Jr. and Won 2004 June 3 1 VHS, 2 DVDs; 92 minutes Box 7
Angolite Staff undated Box 6: 1
Arridy, Joseph ca. 1939 Box 6: 2
Baker, Eunice 2000 Box 6: 3
Bowden, Jerome and Governor Harris, Joe Frank 1988 Box 6: 4
Centurions 20th Anniversary, Princeton 2002 Box 6: 5
Charles, Emily and Kingsley, Jason 1987 Box 6: 6
Cogneti, Ralph, Interview undated 1 audiocassette Box 7

Telephone interview conducted by Robert Perske about Delbert Ward.

Comiskey, Doug (Colorado) 1996 Box 6: 7
Correll, Walter 1996 Box 6: 8
Deans, Marie 2004 May 30 Audiocassette; 4 minutes Box 7
Dixon, Tony Tyrone (Texas) 2002 Box 6: 9
Edgart, V. 2006 Box 6: 10
Fairchild, Barry and Robinson, Tommy 1993 Box 6: 11
Elkin, Eleanor 1993 Box 6: 12
Farrell, Mike, appeal to Governor Pete Wilson on Behalf of Robert Alton Harris 2004 June 3 VHS; 22 minutes. Box 7
Friends of Richard Lapointe 1993 Box 6: 13
Gaurd Towers: Huntsville, Texas 1994, 2004 Box 6: 14
Gold, Marc 1982 Box 6: 15
Gravestones: Beatrice 1972 Box 6: 16
Hall, Robert, Interview 1990 June 20 1 audiocassette Box 7

Telephone interview conducted by Robert Perske about Earl Washington, Jr.

Hernandez, Ramiro (Texas) 2002 Box 6: 17
Hines, Tommy Lee and Dinsmore, Marvin (Alabama) undated Box 6: 18
Hoover, J. Edgar and The Lone Ranger ca. 1950 Box 6: 19
Johnson, Roland, White House 1993 Box 6: 20
Kindred Spirits: Varied Voices Perform the Poetry of Bob Williams ca. 1989 Audiocassette Box 7
Lane, Doil (Texas) 2002 Box 6: 21
Lapointe, Richard 1950-1984 Box 6: 22
Laponte, Richard 2006 Box 6: 23
Lapointe, Richard and Perske, Robert 2003-2012 Box 6: 24
Laponte, Richard: “Perp Walk” 2003 Box 6: 25
Laponte, Richard: “Perp Walk” undated Box 7
Luckasson, Ruth: Sawyer Hearing 1993 Box 6: 26
Moddon Willie Mack (Texas) 2002 Box 6: 27
Nirje, Perske, Wolfensberger and Roher ca. 1975 Box 6: 28
Pearpoint, Jack; Forest, Marsha and Snow, Judith circa 1985 Box 6: 29
Perske, Martha circa 1980 Box 6: 30
Perske, Martha, Art for the GOARC Gazette 1972-2003 Box 6: 31
Perske, Martha, Artwork, billboard (Alabama) 2002-2003 Box 7: 16
Perske, Martha, Drawing: “Here Lies Robert Perske…” 1972 Box 7
Perske, Martha: Happiness is Having a Home Address… undated Box 7
Perske, Martha, Drawing: Perske, Robert undated Box 7
Perske, Martha and Christian ca. 1960 Box 6: 33
Perske, Martha: Star Mural 1998 Box 6: 34
Perske, Martha and Robert 2002 Box 6: 35
Perske, Martha and Robert: dogs, Jake and Molly undated Box 6: 36
Perske, Martha and Robert: dogs, Molly undated Box 6: 37
Perske, Martha and Robert: Washington D.C. ca. 2000 Box 6: 38
Perske, Robert ca. 1990 Box 6: 39
Perske, Robert; Bloodsworth, Kirk and Brown, Shiloaka ca. 2005 Box 6: 40
Perske, Robert: Hartford Courant ca. 2000 Box 6: 41
Perske, Robert and Rivera 2008 Box 6: 42
Perske, Robert: San Quentin 1992 Box 6: 43
Perske, Robert and Severa, Craig: Canon City ca. 2005 Box 6: 44
Perske, Robert and Welcome, Herbert 2003 Box 6: 45
Perske, Robert; Williams, Robert and Powell Tom ca. 2000 Box 6: 46
Penry, Johnny Paul (Texas) undated Box 6: 47
Porter, Anthony and Protess, David, and students ca. 1990 Box 6: 48
Princess Diana ca. 1989 Box 6: 49
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, Respect: Songs of the Self-Advocacy Movement ca. 1998 Box 7
Saint Exupery, Antoine De undated Box 6: 50
Sawyer, Robert Wayne 2001 Box 6: 51
Shoup, Donnie (Florida) 1996 Box 6: 52
Valdex, Alberto(Texas) 2002 Box 6: 53
Vasquez, David (Virginia) 1989 Box 6: 54
Vaught, Jerome 2000 Box 6: 55
Ward, Dilbert (New York) undated Box 6: 56
Washington, Earl Jr. and Friends 2004 Box 6: 57
Weinstein, Barry 2004 May 30 Audiocassette; 3 minutes Box 7
Hall, Robert, Keynote speech: Convention of Connecticut People First 1990 Sept 15 1 audiocassette Box 7
Williams, Karl and Perske, Robert: “The Ballad of Davif Wayne Lee” 1998 Box 6: 58
Williams, Robert: with President Obama 2009 Box 6: 59
Williams, Robert: teenager with Connecticut Governor 1974 Box 6: 60
Williams, Robert 1988 Box 6: 61
Williams, Robert ca. 1974 Box 6: 62
Williams, Robert: with Perskes ca. 1985 Box 6: 63
Hall, Robert, “When Will Free Speech by Free” 1991 July 9 1 audiocassette Box 7
Wilson, Johnny Lee 2005 Box 6: 64
Wilson, Johnny Lee undated Box 7

Johnny Lee Wilson and Warren Ormsby.

Wright, Travis circa 2010 Box 6: 65
dingbat for decoration
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Acquired from Robert and Martha Perske, 2013.

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Processed by Chelsey Talbot, October 2013.

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Cite as: Robert and Martha Perske Papers (MS 772). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Subjects
  • Mental retardation--Social aspects
  • People with disabilities--Deinstitutionalization
  • People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc.
Contributors
  • Perske, Martha
  • Williams, Robert R.
Types of material
  • Photographs
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