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Counselor for UC Berkeley's Physically Disabled Students' Program and the Center for Independent Living, mother of Ed Roberts : oral history transcript / 2000.
BANC MSS 2001/38 c; Motion Picture 931 D; Phonotape 3098 C:1-16
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Title:

Counselor for UC Berkeley's Physically Disabled Students' Program and the Center for Independent Living, mother of Ed Roberts : oral history transcript / 2000
Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Roberts, Zona, 1920-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

O'Hara, Susan, 1938-, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Wirth, Jean, 1932-, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Growing up in Oregon, Washington, and California; marriage to Verne Roberts and raising four sons; PTA work in San Mateo; polio of son Edward V. Roberts at age 15: medical care, iron lung, therapy, transition to home; Ed's continuing education: Burlingame High School, College of San Mateo; first disabled student living at Cowell Hospital, UC Berkeley; Ed's work at Center for Independent Living (CIL) and California State Department of Rehabilitation; Zona's education: College of San Mateo and UCB; work as counselor at Physically Disabled Students' Program, 1970-1979; travels in Europe; comments on independence, education, and employment for disabled persons, architectural accessibility and user-friendly equipment; reflections on John Hessler, Jean Wirth, disability community leadership; Zona's work at CIL and as family therapist.

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Roberts, Edward V -- 1939-1995
Center for Independent Living.
California. -- Department of Rehabilitation.
University of California, Berkeley. -- Physically Disabled Students Program.
People with disabilities -- Counseling of -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
College students with disabilities -- Services for -- California
Parents of children with disabilities -- California -- Interviews
Counselors -- California -- Interviews

Note:

Zona Roberts ; an interview conducted by Susan O'Hara in 1994-1995. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of: Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement oral history series.
Includes an interview with Jean Wirth titled, Counselor at the College of San Mateo and early mentor to Ed Roberts. Interview conducted by Susan O'Hara in 1996.
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3098 C:1-16.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xxi, 275 p.) : ports. ; 29 cm.
16 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0z6g
BANC MSS 2001/38 c
Motion Picture 931 D
Phonotape 3098 C:1-16

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0z6g