Margaret Pfrommer Papers
Margaret Pfrommer was a consumer advocate for people with severe disabilities. She contracted polio in 1956, which left her only with the ability to move her head. Experiencing many difficulties herself she began advocacy work for the handicapped and disabled. Her goal was to enable those people to work independently, and live dignified, productive lives. This collection fills 14 boxes (including one box with slides) and spans the years from 1969 through 2008. It contains biographical and conference materials, correspondence, publications, and advocacy files.
- 1969 - 2008
- Other: Majority of material found within 1973 - 1998
- Other: Date acquired: 06/02/2011
- Pfrommer, Margaret, 1937-1998 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Box 4, folders 3 and 4, and box 12, folder 4 are restricted; consultation with University Archivist required prior to use.
Language of Materials
Biographical materials (one box) span the years 1974 through 2008 and contain clippings, personal files, photographs, and resumees. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
Correspondence files (four boxes) span the years 1969 to 1996; folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
Conference materials (two boxes) contain mainly presentations, papers, reports, and programs. This subseries spans the years 1974 through 1995. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
Publications files (two boxes) span the years 1974 to 1996.This subseries contains newsletters and articles by Pfrommer and others. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
Advocacy materials (six boxes) span the years 1975 through 1998. Folders contain mainly grant applications, projects, legal files, testimony files, and reports, and are arranged alphabetically by heading.
Method of Acquisition
The Margaret Pfrommer Papers were donated to the Northwestern University Archives on February 18, 2010 (Accession # 10-259).
- Guide to the Margaret Pfrommer Papers
- Yvonne Spura
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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