University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Wolfe, William G., Collection, 1968, 1991



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wolfe, William G., 1917-1994
Title: Wolfe, William G., Collection
Dates: 1968, 1991
Abstract: The William G. Wolfe Collection, 1968, 1991, is comprised of an autographed presentation copy of the Public Law 90-538 document from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Bill Wolfe, and a clipping of the Texana column by Mike Cox covering presidential authographs current value.
Accession No.: 2014-091
OCLC No.:
Extent: 3 leaves
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, on June 23, 1917, Dr. William G. Wolfe was a professor emeritus of special education. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 1949, where he served as chairman of both the Department of Special Education and the Department of Educational Psychology. Professor Wolfe was also affiliated with numerous special education organizations. He was a fellow with the American Speech and Hearing Association, served as president and chairman of the United Cerebral Palsy of Texas Association and was a member of the Commission on Education of Exceptional Children.

The “Handicapped Children’s Early Education Assistance Act” (PL 90-538), which authorizes experimental programs for handicapped children of pre-school age, was signed by President Lyndon Johnson on September 30, 1968, becoming a landmark law for special education in the U.S.

Sources:

“In memoriam William G. Wolfe”, Teresa Palomo Acosta, The University of Texas at Austin, accessed August 29, 2014, http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/2000-2001/memorials/AMR/Wolfe/wolfe.html.


Scope and Contents

The William G. Wolfe Collection, 1968, 1991, is comprised of an autographed presentation copy of the Public Law 90-538 document from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Bill Wolfe, and a clipping of the Texana column by Mike Cox covering presidential authographs current value. The clipping reveals the high market value of a letter signed by Lyndon B. Johnson. The collection also includes a ballpoint ink pen that the President used to sign the above legislation.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wolfe, William G., 1917-1994--Archives
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973--Associated objects
Subjects
Children with disabilities--Education
Children with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc.

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifacts Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wolfe, William G, Collection, 1968, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Paloma Graciani Picardo, August 2014.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F493 Public Law 90-538/ 90th Congress, HR 18763, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1968
Texana Column by Mike Cox Clipping, March 31, 1991