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Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Rehabilitation and Special Education.
Title:Dept. of Rehabilitation and Special Education records
Dates:1956-1977 (bulk 1967-1976)
Call Number:A76
Location:32/1
Volume:2.35 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:This collection documents the development, curricula, and research of Northeastern University's Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education from 1956 to 1977. The collection also contains materials relating to the Department's operation and its interactions with other organizations. Included are proposals for degree programs, research proposals, committee records, faculty vitae, correspondence, and program information.
Historical Abstract:Northeastern University's Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education was formed in 1966 as a result of the growing need for specialized educators. The Vocational Rehabilitation Administration Regional Research Institute at Northeastern University and rehabilitation-related academic degree programs were combined to form the Department within the College of Education. Under the first director, Dr. Reuben J. Margolin, the Department trained educators of children with learning, emotional, and physical disorders. In 1980, the Department became part of the Bouvé College of Human Development Professions. In 1984, the Department was renamed the Department of Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation, and Special Education. In 1999, the School of Education began to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in special education, so by 2003 the special education component was eliminated and the Department renamed the Department of Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation.
Arrangement:Organized into 2 series: 1. Administration and 2. Subject Files.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Margolin, Reuben J.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Rehabilitation and Special Education.

  • Special Education – Massachusetts – Boston
  • Teachers – Training of – Massachusetts – Boston
  • Vocational rehabilitation – Massachusetts – Boston

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Ellen Lassiter, June 2004