Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing records: 1976-2012
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Social Issues [series]

The Social Issues series (7 linear feet, 1963-2013) contains material relating to different social issues particularly pertinent to disability rights. The series has been divided into seven subseries.

 
Bio-ethics and Disability Rights [subseries]

The Bio-ethics and Disability Rights subseries (1.3 linear feet, 1972-2013) details issues such as assisted suicide, euthanasia, genetics procedures, refusal of medical services, rationing care to the developmentally disabled, and sterilization of the developmentally disabled. The subseries contains information on high profile court cases regarding these issues, meeting minutes and notes from the Children's Hospital of Michigan Bio-ethics Committee, newspaper clippings, newsletters, research papers, and correspondence.

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Ashley Treatment 2006-2010
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Assisted suicide/end of life 1992-2000
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Baby Allison case 2001
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Baby Doe 1982-1988
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Children's Hospital of Michigan Bio-ethics Committee 1984-1985 (2 folders)
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Children's Hospital of Michigan Bio-ethics Committee 1984-1985 (1 folder)
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Deciding to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment 1983
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Genetics newspaper clippings 1981-2000

(with gaps)

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Genome Technology and Reproduction: Values and Public Policy (Michigan State University) 1996-2001 (2 folders)
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Guardian's refusal of medical services-MPAS 1997
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House Bill 4175-Right to Refuse Treatment 1983
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Merian's Friends 1997-1998
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Medical ethics Resource Network of Michigan 1986
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Michael Martin court case 1995
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Michigan Probate and estate Planning Journal 1996
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Michigan Task Force for Child Abuse Amendments of 1984
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MPAS' death and dying procedure proposal 1993
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Newspaper clippings re. denying care 1983-2009

(with gaps)

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Newspaper clippings re. euthanasia/assisted suicide 1985-2001 (with gaps) (2 folders)
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Not Dead Yet 1996-2001
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Pre-natal testing and disability 1982-2007

(with gaps)

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Public Health Committee Public Hearings 1981 (2 folders)
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Rationing care to developmentally disabled 1989-1994
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Sterilization correspondence 1972-2011

(scattered)

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Sterilization of the developmentally disabled in Michigan 1972-1994

(with gaps)

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Sterilization newspaper articles 1977-2013

(scattered)

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Wirsing sterilization case appeal 1986-1998

(with gaps)

 
Building Feasibility Study [subseries]

The Building Feasibility Study subseries (0.3 linear feet, 1990-1990) concerns a study conducted by the Michigan Department of Mental Health in order to analyze facility needs to support state mental health services. This subseries contains correspondence regarding the study, the executive summary and background information of the study, as well as the many reports conducted in relation to the study.

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Correspondence re. study 1990
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Demand and Catchment Area Analysis 1990
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Executive summary 1990
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Inventory Survey and evaluation of Existing Facilities 1990
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Prototype Psychiatric Hospital Generic Program Statement 1990
 
Community Living/Group Homes [subseries]

The Community Living/Group Homes subseries (3.4 linear feet, 1975-2003) details issues involved with helping those who are developmentally disabled assimilate into community settings and the push-back from communities against group homes. This subseries includes litigation involving group home cases, research papers, newspaper clippings, notes taken by Bauer, correspondence, testimonies by Bauer regarding the issue, surveys and reports, and informational booklets and resource guides.

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AAMD council 1980-1981
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ARC of Michigan Community Placement Think Tank 1985
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Bay County community opposition to group homes 1985
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Booklets re. group homes 1982-1986
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C.K. Homes litigation 1991-1992
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Cleburne Living Center 1984-1985
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Community and Family Living Amendments of 1983 (Bauer Testimony), 1983 1983
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Community living arrangements for DD children with continuing nursing needs 1987
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Community living quotes 1979-1984
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Community residential services 1983
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Corporation for Supportive Housing 1995
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Correspondence re. nursing homes 1982-2000

(scattered)

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Court cases re. community placement 1976-1991 (3 folders)
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Dental care issues 1988
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The Detroit News adult foster care series 1993
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DMH fact sheets re. group homes 1982-1985
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Establishment and Development of Residential Care Facilities for Developmentally Disabled Citizens in Michigan: A Survey of Michigan Law 1983
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Housing resources 1993-1996
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Interim Report on Community Placement of Mentally Disabled Persons in Michigan 1980
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Issues in adult foster care homes with 1981-1982, 1993
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Kope experts 1988-1991
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Liz Bauer's notes re. community living with undated, 1985
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Michigan laws re. group homes 1977-1986
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Monitoring residential settings with undated, 1980
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New Neighbors: The Retarded Citizen in Quest of a Home 1980
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Newspaper clippings 1977-2003 (5 folders)
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Notes re. challenges to group homes 1982
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Nursing home litigation (Kope, et al. v. Watkins, et al.) 1988-1989 (2 folders)
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Nursing home litigation (Kope, et al. v. Watkins, et al.) 1988-1989 (8 folders)
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Oshtemo Nursing Home 1982-1984
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Papers re. community placement in Michigan 1978-1988
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Report on the run for community living 1981
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Resource Guide on Community Placement for Persons with Mental Retardation 1982
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Response to Senator Emmons re. community living 1992
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Response to Sylvia Porter's columns on group homes 1983
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S. 2053 Community and Family Living Amendments Act 1983-1985
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Senate Bill no. 179-Legislation Restricting Community Placement Opportunities for Mentally Retarded Persons 1983
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Senate Bill no. 301-Adult Foster Care Facility Licensing Act 1985
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Southgate ordinance-adult foster care homes 1984
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Special education programs for residents of regional centers for the developmentally delayed 1978-1984
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Strategies of Home Placement Siting and Acceptance: A Descriptive Pilot Study of High and Low Resistance Settings in the Detroit Metropolitan Area 1981
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Summary and Analysis of Legal Challenges to the Community Placement Process in Michigan 1983
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Task Force on Community Placement 1981-1984
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Testimonies re. S. 2053 1984-1986
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Warren Village 1982-1986
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Watervliet Home-resolution against group home 1991
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Zoning and community placement 1975-1977
 
Deinstitutionalization [subseries]

The Deinstitutionalization subseries (1 linear foot, 1973-2012) details the issue of the closure of state mental health institutions, particularly those associated with the state of Michigan. This subseries contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, public hearings, and photographs, as well as information regarding the shut-downs of specific state institutions and the transfer of patients.

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An Economic Perspective on Deinstitutionalization 1980
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Arnell Engstrom Children's Center 1990
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Brook Run (Bauer consultation) 1995-1997
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Clinton Valley Center 1982-2000

(with gaps)

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Coldwater Regional Mental Health Center 1991-1992
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Columbus State Institute 1973
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Detroit public hearing 1988
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Facility closure lawsuit 1991
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Hillcrest transfers 1981-1983
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Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital 1988
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Lafayette Clinic 1992-1993
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Lansing public hearing 1988
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Marquette public hearing 1988
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MHAS hospital public hearings 1988
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MPAS Responses to Voice of the Retarded 1997
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Mt. Pleasant Regional Center 1992-2012
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Muskegon Regional Center 1989-1992
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Newberry Regional Mental Health Center 1982
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North Country Community Mental Health 2010
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Northville Psychiatric Hospital 1988-2006

(with gaps)

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Oakdale Regional Center with 1988-1991, 2012
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P&A public hearing transcripts 1988
 
Pennhurst Longitudinal Study
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1979-1994
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Pennhurst Longitudinal Study: Combined Report of Five Years of Research and Analysis 1985
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Pennhurst Study: 3rd Year Summary 1982
 
Mental Disability and the Law [subseries]

The Mental Disability and the Law subseries (0.4 linear feet, 1969-2012) contains materials relating to the history of law relating to mental disability. Included in this subseries are reports, legislative correspondence, the Michigan Bar Journal, court cases, and disability laws.

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Photographs-Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital undated
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Plymouth Center for Human Development 1978-1997

(scattered)

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Southgate Center 2001
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Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital 1988-1989 (2 folders)
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Wayne County Eloise Complex 2000
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Winfield State Hospital and Training Center (Bauer consultation) 1997
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York Woods Center 1990
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Ypsilanti Regional Psychiatric Hospital 1987-1990
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Americans with Disabilities Act 1990-1994, 2004-2005
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Autism insurance 2012
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Legal rights clips-Ohio 1969-1974
 
Legislative correspondence
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1970-1980
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1981
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1982-1983
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1983-2001

(with gaps)

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Michigan Bar Journal 1987-2001

(with gaps)

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Michigan Handicappers' Civil Rights Act 1977
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Reports on mental disability cases 1973-1978 (2 folders)
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Reports to the Michigan state legislature 1976-1978
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Wyatt vs. King 1992
 
Patient Abuse 1978-2011 [subseries]

The Patient Abuse subseries (0.2 linear feet, 1978-2011) details the issue of patient abuse within state institutions and nursing homes in the state of Michigan. This subseries contains reports and newspaper clippings.

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Guidelines for Assessing Parenting Capabilities in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases 1985
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Joint Committee to Study Abuse in State Mental Health Facilities 1978
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Newspaper clippings 1978-2011

(with gaps)

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Nursing Homes: Abuse and Neglect throughout Michigan 2011
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Staff Report on the Institutionalized Mentally Disabled 1985
 
Miscellaneous 1963-2013 [subseries]

The Miscellaneous subseries (0.4 linear feet, 1963-2013) contains materials regarding social issues in mental health and disability rights that do not fit into any of the other subseries. Topics covered in this subseries include disability policy in Michigan, the education of developmentally delayed individuals, mental health issues in Michigan, women and disability, sexuality and people with handicaps, and recreation programs for developmentally delayed persons. This subseries includes newspaper clippings, as well as papers and reports regarding various mental health topics.

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Disability policy in Michigan 1990
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Education of developmentally delayed 1969-1986

(scattered)

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Effective public policy tactics 1993
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Mensa intelligence testing 1963-1964
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Mental health newspaper clippings 1979-2013
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Opinions of Michigan Citizens: Mental Health Issues 1990
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Poletown 1981
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Promoting Self-Determination through Alternatives to Guardianship 2004
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Recreation programs for developmentally delayed 1977-1988
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Self-Advocacy 1980-1998

(scattered)

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Sexuality and people with handicaps 1976-1987

(with gaps)

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Transforming mental health care in Michigan 2002-2005 (2 folders)
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Women and disability 1997-1999