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Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-3.28.4

Scope and Contents

The records of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities consist of the 1989 report, “MSU Transition Plan” detailing the removal of physical barriers to accessibility for MSU buildings. Also included are the “Personal Assistant Handbook”, and event flyer, and brochures about the Center’s services. The 1983 brochure includes an accessibility map for campus buildings.

Electronic Resources include correspondence in the form of e-mail memos.

Serial #339 contains issues of “Harbinger”, the Center’s newsletter.


  • Creation: 1972, 1983-2015


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Office for Handicapped Student Services was created in 1972 in the Office of Special Programs although services may have existed before that time. It was administered by the Office of Special Programs from 1972-1979 and then from 1980-1992 by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. In 1992, it was administered by the Associate Provost for Student Academic Support Services. It is currently administered by Student Affairs and Services.

In 1998, the mission of the department broadened to include services for MSU employees with disabilities. Then in July 1999, the office was renamed the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD).


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 6 folders)

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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) Records
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Grace
April 2010
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US