Valerie Brew Parrish papers, 1969-2010 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
The Valerie Brew-Parrish papers document her career as a higher education administrator and disability rights activist. The collection consists of correspondence pertaining to her activities in the Career Planning and placement Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, specifically services for students with disabilities and job placement. Other correspondence concerns reactions to columns or articles written by Valerie Brew-Parrish, wage discussion, and a variety of other topics.
Her writings include columns and articles in The Herald News, The Greenwood News, Chicago Sun Times, and The Catalyst on topics pertaining to disabilities. There are additional writings and pamphlets on employment and career development services for students with disabilities at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Also included is her Master’s Thesis “The Perceptions of Midwest Placement Directors on Implementing Special Placement Programs for Handicapped College Graduates,” and reports and printed material on career development.