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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. See also Serial #339 for issues of “Harbinger” the Center’s newsletter.

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


  • 1983 - 2015
  • Majority of material found within 1983 - 2008

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

Programs for persons with disabilities were created in 1972 to give equal access to a university education for all students. In the fall of 1983, the Office of Programs for Handicapper Students (OPHS) was created and was housed in the Communication Arts Building on the MSU campus. OPHS enabled handicappers to participate equally with other segments of the population in their life at MSU, and assisting with problem-solving strategies. 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 (, 5 folders)

Language of Materials


Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) Records
3 Ready For Cataloging
M. Grace
April 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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