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Valerie Brew Parrish papers

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

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Correspondence

Writings and Printed Material


Valerie Brew Parrish papers, 1969-2010 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

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ID: 3/RG 4/FP 13-7-F1

Primary Creator: Brew-Parrish, Valerie (1951-2014)

Extent: 2.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into 2 series.  Series 1: Correspondence and Series 2: Writings and Printed Material.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2016

Subjects: People with disabilities, Students with disabilities

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

Valerie Brew-Parrish, born April 18, 1951 in Chicago passed away July 8, 2014 at the age of 63.  She was born to Sydney W. and Bernice (Kennedy) Brew, and married Richard “Rick” Parrish with whom she had a daughter Tara Parrish.  She was a disability rights activist and responsible for the drafting of important legislation related to disability issues.  She was considered an expert in matters related to disability and housing.

Brew-Parrish obtained both her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education (1974) and Master of Science Degree in Higher Education (1981) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. After graduating she was employed by Southern Illinois University Carbondale as the Associate Director of Placement for Students with Disabilities from 1976-1981; Professional Placement Consultant from 1981-1989; and Wellness Coordinator from 1990-1993.  She was also a published author, editor, and columnist.

Some of her career highlights include: Illinois delegate to the First National White House Conference on the Handicapped in 1977; was the Outstanding Young Woman of America in 1980; was elected to be a board of director to the Indianapolis Resource Center on Independent Living in 1993.  Memberships in professional organizations included American Association of People with Disabilities, American Council of the Blind, and National Federation of the Blind among others.

Subject/Index Terms

People with disabilities
Students with disabilities

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Accession 2016_009

Acquisition Method: Donated by Richard Parrish in April 2016.

Preferred Citation: [Item, Box, Folder], Valerie Brew-Parrish papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processed by Ileen Gruchot in April-May 2016.


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Series 2: Writings and Printed Material, 1969-2010Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Slideshow "Technology That Enables?", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs, 1984, 2005, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Freelancer and Fax Forms, 2007-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Press Release's, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Career Planning and Placement Center Annual Report, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: School Yearbook, Grades, Graduation Booklet, and College Financial Plan, 1969, 2009, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Physically Impaired Adults: A Report Based on the City of Carbondale's Questionnaire to the Physically Disabled Adult community", 1975 September, 1976 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: "Career Development and Placement Services With The Handicapped College Student: Proceedings of a Midwest Workshop - SIUC", 1977 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: "Unlock The Door To Employment For The Handicapped College Graduate - SIUC", 1979 November, 1981 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "Yes You Can! The Severely Communicatively Handicapped Child In The Classroom" Inservice Manual, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Valerie Brew Parrish's Resume and Certificate of Recognition, 1985, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Writings and Pamphlets about SIU's Disability Program, 1977, 1981, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Writings about Valerie Brew Parrish, 1979, 1981, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: "The Perceptions of /midwest Placement Directors On Implementing Special Placement Programs For Handicapped College Graduates", 1981 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, circa 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Writings By Valerie Brew Parrish, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Herald News Columns By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2004 July - 2006 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Herald News Columns By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Herald News Columns By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Herald News Columns By Valerie Brew Parrish, 2010 January - DecemberAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Yes You Can: The Severely..." Tape 1 of 3, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Yes You Can: The Severely..." Tape 2 of 3, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Yes You Can: The Severely..." Tape 3 of 3, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 4: Year of Polio Awareness State of Illinois Executive Proclamation, 2004 May 19Add to your cart.

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