Robert and Martha Perske Papers
1939-2012 (Bulk: 1984-2012)
9 boxes (11.5 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 772

Abstract

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The Perske Papers contains a fifty year record of published and unpublished writings by Bob Perske on issues surrounding persons with disabilities, along with correspondence, photographs, and other materials relating to the Perskes’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.

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Language:

English
Robert and Martha Perske Papers
1939-2012 (Bulk: 1984-2012)
9 boxes (11.5 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 772

Background on Robert and Martha Perske

Bob and Martha Perske with their dog, Wolfie, 2004

Bob and Martha Perske with their dog, Wolfie, 2004

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Writings and Testimonials
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
Series 2. Correspondence and Subject Files
1945-2012

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
Series 3. False Confessions
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
Series 4. Photographs and Audiovisual
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
Administrative information
Provenance

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.

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