Guide to the Herbert Willsmore Papers, 1968-1993

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Guide to the Herbert Willsmore Papers, 1968-1993

Collection number: BANC MSS 99/249 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

Collection Processed By:
Susan Storch
Date Completed
January 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Herbert Willsmore Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1968-1993
Collection Number: BANC MSS 99/249 c
Creator: Willsmore, Herbert
Extent: 1 box (.2 linear ft.) 41 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: The Herbert Willsmore papers, 1968-1993, document his residency at Cowell Hospital, his involvement with the Rolling Quads, and his work with the California State Department of Rehabilitation. The materials consist of correspondence, press releases, school papers relating to his matriculation at the University of California at Berkeley, professional writing, and newspaper clippings.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herbert Willsmore Papers, BANC MSS 99/249 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Willsmore, Herbert--Archives.
University of California, Berkeley--Students.
Rolling Quads.
Students with disabilities--California--Berkeley.
Online Archive of California.
Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement collection.

Administrative Information

Provenance

The Herbert Willsmore Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Herbert Willsmore in 1999.

Biography

Herb Willsmore was a University of California student in the Cowell Hospital residence program and one of the first students to move from Cowell into the community. He was president of the Rolling Quads in the late sixties, participated in the establishment of the Physically Disabled Students' Program in 1970 and the Center for Independent Living (CIL) in 1972, and managed the Business Enterprise division of CIL from 1975 to 1977.
In some ways Herb Willsmore typifies the early students with disabilities at Cowell. He sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident at age nineteen in 1966 and lived at home with his parents until he learned of the Cowell program at the university. He completed two degrees there, a B.A. and an M.A. in City and Regional Planning. He left Berkeley in 1977 and has been a commercial real estate broker in Santa Rosa, California, for many years.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Herbert Willsmore papers, 1968-1993, document his residency at Cowell Hospital, his involvement with the Rolling Quads, and his work with the California State Department of Rehabilitation. The materials consist of correspondence, press releases, school papers relating to his matriculation at the University of California at Berkeley, professional writing, and newspaper clippings. At UC Berkeley Mr. Willsmore, a disabled student, lived at Cowell Hospital, was the first president of the Rolling Quads, and went on to complete a masters in City and Regional Planning. The students living in Cowell Hospital were part of the beginning of a nationwide social movement for disability rights and independent living. The materials include the incorporation papers for the Rolling Quads; reports written for the Department of Rehabilitation; correspondence with the city of Berkeley regarding curb cuts, an area where Berkeley was in the vanguard; and press releases and a letter from Ronald Reagan regarding proposed cuts to the Attendant Care Program when he was governor of California.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject matter, except for Willsmore's autobiographical summary, which comes first.

Container List

box 1

BANC MSS 99/249c Autobiographical Summary of Herbert R. Willsmore, ca. 1972

box 1, folder 1

BANC MSS 99/249c Autobiographical Summary, ca. 1972

box 1, folder 2

Attendant Care Funds, 1970

box 1, folder 2: 1

BANC MSS 99/249c Willsmore correspondence to John Dunlap, 1970

box 1, folder 2: 2

BANC MSS 99/249c Randolph Collier correspondence, 1970

box 1, folder 2: 3

BANC MSS 99/249c Frank P. Belotti correspondence, 1970

box 1, folder 2: 4

BANC MSS 99/249c Ronald Reagan correspondence, 1970

box 1, folder 2: 5

BANC MSS 99/249c Office of the Governer release, 1970

box 1, folder 2: 6

BANC MSS 99/249c Office of the Senator release, 1970

box 1, folder 3

Cowell Hospital/Disabled Students' Program, 1968-1987

box 1, folder 3: 1

BANC MSS 99/249c John F. Dunlap correspondence, 1970

box 1, folder 3: 2

BANC MSS 99/249c Henry B. Bruyn correspondence, 1968

box 1, folder 3: 3

BANC MSS 99/249c Carl J. Ross correspondence, 1968

box 1, folder 3: 4

BANC MSS 99/249c "In consideration of. . .", 1969

box 1, folder 3: 5

BANC MSS 99/249c "As participants in the Cowell. . .", ca. 1970

box 1, folder 3: 6

BANC MSS 99/249c "The Cowell Program is designed to. . .", n.d.

box 1, folder 3: 7

BANC MSS 99/249c Fact Sheet, ca. 1970

box 1, folder 3: 8

BANC MSS 99/249c 25th Anniversary Physically Disabled Students' Residence Program, 1987

box 1, folder 3: 9

BANC MSS 99/249c Report on Employment Survey Physically Disabled Students' Residence Program, 1987

box 1, folder 4

Press Clippings, 1982, 1993

box 1, folder 5

Professional Activities, 1976, n.d..

box 1, folder 5: 1

BANC MSS 99/249c Curtis C. Aller correspondence, 1976

box 1, folder 5: 2

BANC MSS 99/249c Thomas W. Fryer correspondence, 1976

box 1, folder 6

Rolling Quads, 1970

box 1, folder 6: 1

BANC MSS 99/249c Edythe Campbell correspondence, 1970

box 1, folder 6: 2

BANC MSS 99/249c Rolling Quadriplegics Application for Registration of a Student Organization, 1970

box 1, folder 6: 3

BANC MSS 99/249c Rolling Quadriplegics Charter, 1970

box 1, folder 6: 4

BANC MSS 99/249c Rehab Roundup correspondence and issue, 1970

box 1, folder 7

BANC MSS 99/249c State Department of Rehabilitation, 1970-1976

box 1, folder 7: 1

BANC MSS 99/249c Economic Benefits of Rehabilitation, 1970

box 1, folder 7: 2

BANC MSS 99/249c Aid to the Disabled Cash Grant correspondence and attachments, 1970

box 1, folder 7: 3

BANC MSS 99/249c Willsmore correspondence to George Lansford, 1972

box 1, folder 7: 4

BANC MSS 99/249c Willsmore correspondence to Margaret Bewley, 1972

box 1, folder 7: 5

BANC MSS 99/249c Issuance of Equipment, 1973

box 1, folder 7: 6

BANC MSS 99/249c Program Termination, 1976

box 1, folder 7: 7

BANC MSS 99/249c Diagnostic Study, n.d.

box 1, folder 8

University Course Work, 1974-1975

box 1, folder 8: 01

BANC MSS 99/249c CP 233 Regional Planning Final Exam, 1974

box 1, folder 8: 02

BANC MSS 99/249c Final Examination, n.d.

box 1, folder 8: 03

BANC MSS 99/249c CP 247 Assignment II, 1974

box 1, folder 8: 04

BANC MSS 99/249c CP 247 Assignment 2, 1974

box 1, folder 8: 05

BANC MSS 99/249c CP 247 Assignment 3, 1974

box 1, folder 8: 06

BANC MSS 99/249c On Busing and Inconclusivity, 1975

box 1, folder 8: 07

BANC MSS 99/249c CP 298 Final Exam, 1975

box 1, folder 8: 08

BANC MSS 99/249c Assignment #3, n.d.

box 1, folder 8: 08

BANC MSS 99/249c Pages showing calculations made by Willsmore as part of his assignment., n.d.

box 1, folder 8: 08

BANC MSS 99/249c p. 1a

box 1, folder 8: 08

BANC MSS 99/249c p. 1b

box 1, folder 8: 09

BANC MSS 99/249c CP 212 Assignment #4: "To: Mayor of Stockton", 1974

box 1, folder 8: 10

BANC MSS 99/249c On Abandonment, 1975

box 1, folder 8: 11

BANC MSS 99/249c An Estimate of Housing Needs in the San Jose Area, 1975

box 1, folder 8: 12

BANC MSS 99/249c The Model Behind NEPA, 1975

box 1, folder 8: 13

BANC MSS 99/249c MCP Comprehensive Examination, 1975

box 1, folder 9

University of California, Berkeley, 1968-1987

box 1, folder 9: 1

BANC MSS 99/249c Frederick Collignon correspondence, 1973

box 1, folder 9: 2

BANC MSS 99/249c Sanford Elberg correspondence, 1973

box 1, folder 9: 3

BANC MSS 99/249c Donald Foley correspondence and attachments, 1975

box 1, folder 9: 4

BANC MSS 99/249c Employment Certification, 1975

box 1, folder 9: 5

BANC MSS 99/249c Separation Certification, 1975