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Abstract This collection contains photographs related to the College of Staten Island. In general, most photographs deal with either the Closing Ceremony for the Willowbrook State School (1987) or the construction of the Willowbrook Campus (1985-1994).
Dates: 1981 - 2002
Abstract Dr. David Goode is a Professor in the Sociology Program at the College of Staten Island. He has strong research interests in the field of Developmental Disabilities and in the Willowbrook State School. The collection includes brochures, programs, and articles related to the Willowbrook State School and related issues. The collection also includes reprint copies of the text of the 1975 consent decree. Several books have been cataloged and placed in the book collection: Burton Blatt...
Dates: 1970-1975, 2000
Abstract Bernard J. Carabello was born on January 19, 1950 in New York City. He was born with cerebral palsy, but was misdiagnosed as being developmentally disabled at age three. Doctors urged his mother—who was separated and raising eight other children on welfare—to place Carabello in an institution. Carabello was placed at the Willowbrook State School in 1954, and remained there for 18 years. In 1972, Dr. Mike Wilkins, a physician at the facility, declared himself Carabello's personal guardian and...
Dates: 1954-1977, 1985
Abstract Diana McCourt became involved in the efforts to expose and improve the conditions at Willowbrook State School after her daughter, Nina, was placed at the institution in 1971. She was involved as a parent organizer and advocate of the institution's closure, and remains involved in promoting individualized day and living options for people who need 24 hour support. She also worked for many years as a contractor, and co-founded Womanshare, a skills and service exchange program for women, in the...
Dates: 1958, 1969-1982