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Edward Verne Roberts: Oral History Interview with Edward Verne Roberts, Director, California Department of Rehabilitation, 1975-1983;Activist for Severely Disabled Students, UC Berkeley, 1962-1967

Interviewee(s):
Roberts, Edward Verne
Interviewer(s):
O'Hara, Susan
Title:
Edward Verne Roberts: Oral History Interview with Edward Verne Roberts, Director, California Department of Rehabilitation, 1975-1983;Activist for Severely Disabled Students, UC Berkeley, 1962-1967
Abstract:
Experience as first student in UC Berkeley Cowell Hospital residence program for severely disabled students, 1962; role of campus administrator Arleigh Williams, Dr. Henry Bruyn, nurses and attendants; fellow disabled students John Hessler, Catherine Caulfield; social life at Cowell, political organizing of disabled students, media attention; relations with State Department of Rehabilitation; genesis of independent living movement.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
1994
Project:
California State Politics
Oskicat record:
b10973991
Rights:
Roberts, Edward Verne. "Edward Verne Roberts: Oral History Interview with Edward Verne Roberts, Director, California Department of Rehabilitation, 1975-1983;Activist for Severely Disabled Students, UC Berkeley, 1962-1967." Interview by Susan O'Hara in 1994. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1994.