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Educator, civic worker. Member, President's Panel on Mental Retardation (1961-62). Materials relating to the work of the Panel.
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White House Files, 1961-1963. Author, educator, consultant, government official. Special Assistant to the President for Mental Retardation (1962-63). Correspondence with the public about the Kennedy administration mental health program.
Bayley discusses U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), the Peace Corps, including the staffing, controversies and scandals, the difficulties of getting Congress to allocate money for foreign aid, the Alliance for Progress, and R. Sargent Shriver, Jr., and mental retardation.
Bazelon discusses his work on the President’s Panel, including the Task Force on Law and Public Awareness, the fragmentation of services for mental illness and mental retardation, and the Panel’s recommendations, among other issues.
Begab discusses the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, the White House Conference on Mental Retardation, and legislation during the Kennedy administration on mental healthcare and research, among other issues.
Boggs discusses National Association for Retarded Children's (NARC) legislative and public policy goals during the 1950s and 1960s, frustration at John F. Kennedy's lack of action on mental retardation during his time in Congress, the inner workings of the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation.
Boggs discusses the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, the different task forces, drafting its final report, the disciplines and personalities represented on the Panel, and the Panel’s investigative mission to the Netherlands, among other issues.
Brown discusses his background in mental health research, his relationship with Dr. Janet G. Travell, and his introduction to R. Sargent Shriver, Jr. and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, among other issues.
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President John F. Kennedy signs the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Hea...
Charlie Baker, April 2015
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Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy dictating a memoir entry in November 1963. He...
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