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The Perske Papers contains a fifty year record of published and unpublished writings by Bob Perske on issues surrounding persons with disabilities, along with correspondence, photographs, and other materials relating to the Perskes’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

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
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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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