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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

Helping Restore Ability Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Helping Restore Ability.
Title: Helping Restore Ability Records
Dates: 1976-2001
Abstract: Helping Restore Ability was founded as the Arlington Handicapped Association in 1977. It was renamed Handicapped Resource Association in 1988, and in 1999, changed its name to Helping Restore Ability. Helping Restore Ability is a resource for Texans with disabilities and their families to find the care they need.
Identification: AR710
Extent: 1 box, 3 oversize boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

Helping Restore Ability was founded as the Arlington Handicapped Association in 1977 by a young man with polio, Sam Provence, and his determined friends. They believed with unswerving passion that a physical disability should not keep a person from participating fully in society and living an independent and active life. As services expanded beyond the city limits, Arlington Handicapped Association was renamed the Handicapped Resource Association in 1988. Beginning in 1999, Arlington Handicapped Association began doing business as Helping Restore Ability, a name that reflects the goals and mission without the implied restrictions of the word ‘handicapped.’ The legal name was changed to Helping Restore Ability in 2011. The organization helps Texans with disabilities and their families to find the care they need, and envisions a future in which no Texan with a disability lacks the resources they need to live a full and independent life.

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Scope and Contents

The Helping Restore Ability Records are comprised of organizational history, reports, minutes, promotional materials, photograph albums, and scrapbooks.

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Organization

Materials are arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereunder.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Provence, Sammie L., 1949-1982.
Organizations
Helping Restore Ability.
Handicapped Resource Association.
Arlington Handicapped Association.
Subjects
People with disabilities--Texas--Arlington.
Disabled persons--Texas--Arlington.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection
Texas Disability History Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Helping Restore Ability, May 22, 2017.

Citation

Helping Restore Ability Records, AR710, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 2017.

Accessioned as number 2017-54.

Processing Information

This collection was processed and finding aid written by Beverly Carver.

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Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Clippings, 1972-2002
2 History, 1977-1995
3 Photo Album 1, undated
4 Photo Album 2, pp. 1-40, undated
5 Photo Album 2, pp. 41-80, undated
6 Photo Album 2, pp. 81-120, undated
7 Photo Album 2, pp. 121-135, undated
8 Photographs, undated
9 Printed Material, 1984-1988
10 Proposal for Multi-Purpose Service Center for the Handicapped, 1978
11 Report - Board Meeting, 1976-1977
12 Report - Goal Achievements, 1977
13 Report-Revenues Needed, 1989-1990
14 Report - Shared Attendant Housing Project, 1980
15 Report - Staff, 1985-1990
16 Report - Statistical Need, 1973
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OS774 Scrapbook 1, 1977-1989
Box
OS773 Scrapbook 2, 1978/1981
Box
OS775 Scrapbook 3, 1984-1990
Box
OS774 Scrapbook 4, 1986-1990
Box
OS775 Scrapbook 5, 1992-2000

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