Special Collections and Archives

John A. Begala papers

Special Collections and Archives

John A. Begala papers

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: John A. Begala papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1958-2014
Bulk Date(s): 1974-2016
Author: Finding aid prepared by Edith Serkownek, James Stimpert, Nancy Milford and Lois Wynkoop
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Edith Serkownek using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2015
Origination: Begala, John A., 1950-
Extent: 40.33 cubic feet (46 boxes =38 record storage boxes, 4 document cases, 1 slim document case, 2 flat boxes & 1 tape box)
Physical Location: 10th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0163
Abstract: This collection documents the career of John A. Begala in Ohio politics and public service from the mid-1970s to 2014. The collection includes files related to Begala's work as an Ohio State Representative (1977-1982), at the Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, various Ohio-based hospitals and the Center for Community Solutions (formerly the Federation for Community Planning).
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of John A. Begala

John Begala was born to Harriet and Joseph Begala on November 29, 1950. His father was a noted athlete and wrestling coach at Kent State University. Begala attended the Kent State University Laboratory School and then Kent State University. He received an undergraduate degree in political science in 1972 and went on to receive a Masters in history with a minor in political science in 1975. While in graduate school, Begala was elected as a Councilman-at-Large to the Kent City Council and served from 1974 to 1976. Begala represented Ohio's 62nd district in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1977 to 1982. Begala is very involved with issues of health and human services and has served as the Deputy Director and Chief of Staff for the Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (1983-1985), Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council (1986-1990), in several positions at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (1991-1994), and as the Senior Vice President for Planning and Community Affairs with the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio (1994-1998). Begala served as the Executive Director for the Center for Community Solutions (formerly the Federation for Community Planning) from 1998 to 2005, and from 2008 to 2014. Begala has also taught in the fields of history, government and business administration at the University of Cincinnati and Baldwin Wallace College. Begala is married to Carole Begala and they have a son, Stephen.

Scope and Content

The John A. Begala papers document Begala's career in Ohio politics and public service from the mid-1970s through 2014. The collection includes files which document legislation Begala worked on while serving as an Ohio State Representative (1977-1982) as well as general subjects and organizational files. These papers also include both files and publications documenting Begala's work at the Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the Center for Community Solutions (formerly the Federation for Community Planning).

Statement of Arrangement

The John A. Begala papers have come to the Kent State University Special Collections and Archives in several large donations including two donations in 1980, a donation in 1982 and other significant donations in 1986 and 2014. Paper-based finding aids were created for the 1980 and 1982 donations, which is reflected in the collection's arrangement into three separate segments, based on when material was accessioned.
Series 1: Papers I (D.7.18.1)
Series 2: Papers II (D.7.18.2)
Series 3: Papers III
Subseries A: Political Activities
Subseries B: Ohio State Legislature
Subseries B1: Ohio State Legislature: Conference files
Subseries B2: Ohio State Legislature: Correspondence and Writings
Subseries B3: Ohio State Legislature: Intern files
Subseries B4: Ohio State Legislature: Organization files
Subseries B5: Ohio State Legislature: Subject files
Subseries B6: Ohio State Legislature: 112th General Assembly
Subseries B7: Ohio State Legislature: 113th General Assembly
Subseries B8: Ohio State Legislature: 114th General Assembly
Subseries C: Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Ohio MR/DD): Conferences and Organizations
Subseries D: Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Ohio MR/DD): Subject files
Subseries E: Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council
Subseries F: Center for Community Solutions (formerly Federation for Community Planning)
Subseries F1: Center for Community Solutions: Conferences and Publications
Subseries F2: Center for Community Solutions: Correspondence, Speeches and Notes
Subseries F3: Center for Community Solutions: Subject Files
Subseries G: Digital files


Related Material

John Begala's father was a well-known coach and faculty member at Kent State University and his papers are found in the Joseph W. Begala papers (Faculty-Physical Education) in Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

John A. Begala papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

John A. Begala donated his papers to the American History Research Center at Kent State University on July 31, 1980, with additional materials donated on September 5, 1980. A paper-based finding aid was created for the 1980 donations which now forms Series 1 of the John A. Begala papers. On May 17, 1982 Begala donated addition material which was also processed as a separate finding aid and forms Series 2. Begala donated additional material on January 29th, 1986 and December 19, 2014 which now forms Series 3 of the John A. Begala papers.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Begala, John A., 1950- -- Archives
Human services -- Law and legislation -- Ohio
Medical policy -- Ohio
Nursing homes -- Law and legislation -- Ohio
People with mental disabilities -- Services for -- Law and legislation -- Ohio
Legislation -- Ohio -- History
Organizations/Corporations:
Ohio. Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Center for Community Solutions
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Functions:
Legislation
Occupations:
City council members
Legislators
Health officers
Material Types:
Correspondence
Publications
Speeches
Personnel records
Administrative records
Reports
Budgets
Legal documents
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Floppy disks
Hard drives



Detailed Description of the Collection

The John A. Begala papers are divided into three series. Series 1 and 2 are described in two paper-based finding aids and are attached in the links below.
Box 1-12
Series 1: Papers I (D.7.18.1), 1973-1980
Physical Location: 10th floor
Physical Description: 11.33 cubic feet, 12 boxes (11 record storage boxes and 1 document case)
Scope and Content
Finding Aid 1 (D.7.18.1)
Box 1-6
Series 2: Papers II (D.7.18.2), 1973-1981
Physical Location: 10th floor
Physical Description: 6 cubic feet, 6 boxes (6 record storage boxes)
Scope and Content
Finding Aid 2 (D.7.18.2)

Series 3: Papers III, circa 1950-2016
Physical Location: 10th floor
Physical Description: 23 cubic feet, 28 boxes (21 record storage boxes, 3 document cases, 1 slim document case, 2 flat boxes & 1 tape box)

Subseries A: Political Activities, 1973-1996

Arrangement
Material arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box 1 / Folder 1
Addresses and speeches by Begala, 1977-1978
Box 1 / Folder 2
Campaign material for Begala, Ohio House of Representatives, 1976
Box 1 / Folder 3
Constituent public input meetings, 1977-1979
Box 1 / Folder 4
Correspondence, 1973-1975
Box 1 / Folder 5
Fundraising, Democratic party, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 6
Kent Community Center, Campaign to save Wolcott House and lilac gardens, 1972-1974
Box 1 / Folder 7
League of Women Voters material for Ohio and Portage County, 1977
Box 1 / Folder 8
New Democratic Coalition of Ohio, 1974-1976
Box 1 / Folder 9
Newspaper clippings about Begala, 1977-1981
Box 1 / Folder 10
Ohio’s 175th Anniversary ceremony in Chillicothe material, 1978
Box 1 / Folder 11
Ohio Democratic Party platform and information on becoming a delegate, 1976-1979
Box 1 / Folder 12
Ohio Governor’s campaign, Richard Celeste, 1978
Box 1 / Folder 13
Ohio House of Representative, Opening Day Ceremonies, Hall of the House of Representatives, Columbus, July 5, 1996
Box 1 / Folder 14
Portage County Board of Elections material, 1977
Box 1 / Folder 15
Presidential inauguration material for Jimmy Carter, 1977
Box 1 / Folder 16
State election ballot issues, 1977-1978
Box 1 / Folder 17
Writing, "Free the Kent 20,000" by Kirk Halliday, undated

Subseries B: Ohio State Legislature, 1965-1982

Subseries B1: Ohio State Legislature: Conference files, 1977-1982

Arrangement
Material arranged alphabetically by conference name.

Box 2 / Folder 1
Adult Foster Care Seminar, Case Western Reserve University, 1979
Box 2 / Folder 2
American Health Planning Association, Health Planning Conference, 1981
Box 2 / Folder 3
Conference on Aging, Kent State University, 1977
Box 2 / Folder 4
International Women’s Year Conference, 1977
Box 2 / Folder 5
National Conference of State Legislatures, Human Resources Committee, 1979
Box 2 / Folder 6
National Conference of State Legislatures, Human Resources Committee, 1979
Box 2 / Folder 7
National Conference of State Legislatures, Human Resources Committee, 1979
Box 2 / Folder 8
National Conference of State Legislatures, Human Resources Committee, 1980
Box 2 / Folder 9
National Conference of State Legislatures, Human Resources Committee, 1981
Box 2 / Folder 10
National Conference of State Legislatures, Human Resources Committee, 1981
Box 2 / Folder 11
National Conference of State Legislatures, Human Resources Committee, 1981
Box 2 / Folder 12
National Conference of State Legislatures, Human Resources Committee, 1982
Box 2 / Folder 13
National Governors’ Conference, Report of the Task Force on Medicaid Reform, 1977
Box 2 / Folder 14
Ohio Conference on Aging, “Aging and the Eighties: Planning for a New Age” presentation by Begala, 1980
Box 2 / Folder 15
White House Conference on Strategic Planning for Human Services, 1980

Subseries B2: Ohio State Legislature: Correspondence and Writings, 1977-1984
Box 3 / Folder 1
Correspondence, General, 1977-1979
Box 3 / Folder 2
Correspondence, General, 1980-1982
Box 3 / Folder 3
Correspondence, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation related, 1977-1979
Box 3 / Folder 4
Correspondence, Education and budget crisis, 1981-1982
Box 3 / Folder 5
Correspondence, Kent State University students regarding budget crisis, 1982
Box 3 / Folder 6
Correspondence, Ohio Legislative Service Commission, 1977
Box 3 / Folder 7
Correspondence, Ohio Legislative Service Commission, 1978
Box 3 / Folder 8
Correspondence, Ohio Legislative Service Commission, 1979
Box 3 / Folder 9
Correspondence, Ohio Legislative Service Commission, 1980
Box 3 / Folder 10
Correspondence, Ohio Legislative Service Commission, 1982
Box 3 / Folder 11
Correspondence, Ohio Legislative Service Commission, 1984
Box 3 / Folder 12
Writings, “Geriatric Education in Ohio: A Model for Change”, The Gerontologist, volume 20, no. 5 by Begala, 1980
Box 3 / Folder 13
Writings, Welfare, health and social services paper one, general cash assistance programs and paper two, review of major issues, prepared by Begala, circa 1982
Box 3 / Folder 14
Writings, Welfare, health and social services paper drafts and background, 1981-1982

Subseries B3: Ohio State Legislature: Intern files, 1977-1980

Arrangement
Material arranged alphabetically by last name.

Box 4 / Folder 1
Kielar, Neil, Intern, Spring 1977
Box 4 / Folder 2
O’Grady, Frank, Intern, Fall 1979
Box 4 / Folder 3
Williams, Timothy, Intern, 1977-1978
Box 4 / Folder 4
Wilson, Jeffery, Intern, 1979-1980

Subseries B4: Ohio State Legislature: Organization files, 1974-1982

Arrangement
Material arranged alphabetically by organization.

Box 5 / Folder 1
Center for Peaceful Change, Kent State University, 1975-1979
Box 5 / Folder 2
Council on Older Persons, Federation for Community Planning, 1980-1981
Box 5 / Folder 3
Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology Advisory Committee, Ohio Board of Regents, 1978-1982
Box 5 / Folder 4
Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology Advisory Committee, Ohio Board of Regents, 1978-1982
Box 5 / Folder 5
Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology Advisory Committee, Ohio Board of Regents, 1978-1982
Box 5 / Folder 6
Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology Advisory Committee, Ohio Board of Regents, Aging Planning Grant report, 1977-1978
Box 5 / Folder 7
Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology Advisory Committee, Ohio Board of Regents, Geriatrics Feasibility Study, 1978
Box 5 / Folder 8
Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology Advisory Committee, Ohio Board of Regents, Education for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Ohio: A Feasibility Study, 1978
Box 5 / Folder 9
Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology Advisory Committee, Ohio Board of Regents, Report, Education for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Ohio: A Feasibility Study, 1978
Box 5 / Folder 10
Joint Mental Health and Mental Retardation Advisory and Review Commission, 1977-1979
Box 5 / Folder 11
Link-Age Project Advisory Committee, 1979-1980
Box 5 / Folder 12
Mental Health Association of Ohio, 1977
Box 5 / Folder 13
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 1977-1979
Box 5 / Folder 14
Ohio Children’s Commission/Ohio Youth Commission, 1975-1981
Box 5 / Folder 15
Ohio Citizens’ Council (OCC), 1977-1978
Box 5 / Folder 16
Ohio Citizens Information Center Project, Kent State University, 1978
Box 5 / Folder 17
Ohio Commission for Children, report, 1979
Box 5 / Folder 18
Ohio Commission for Children, report, 1980
Box 5 / Folder 19
Ohio Commission for Children, report, 1980
Box 5 / Folder 20
Ohio Commission on Aging, 1977-1981
Box 6 / Folder 1
Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 1981
Box 6 / Folder 2
Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, phase out of residential care facilities (deinstitutionalization) including report, 1978-1981
Box 6 / Folder 3
Ohio Department of Public Welfare, budgeting, 1979
Box 6 / Folder 4
Ohio Department of Public Welfare, budgeting, 1980-1981
Box 6 / Folder 5
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Statewide Respite Survey, 1980
Box 6 / Folder 6
Ohio Legal Rights Service, 1977-1979
Box 6 / Folder 7
Ohio Legislative Budget Committee and Office, report on the estimated fiscal effects of 112th GA legislation, 1978
Box 6 / Folder 8
Ohio Legislative Budget Office, The Ohio Economy: A Summary Report, 1978
Box 6 / Folder 9
Ohio Legislative Service Commission, Financial Assistance for Personal Care Services for Severely Physically Disabled Persons, Report No. 130, 1982
Box 6 / Folder 10
Ohio Long-Term Care Planning Group, draft report, Preliminary Plan for Long-Term Care in Ohio, circa 1982
Box 6 / Folder 11
Ohio Planning Committee, Region V, Adoption and Foster Care Resource Center, 1980-1982
Box 6 / Folder 12
Ohio Refugee Assistance Advisory Council, 19801-1982
Box 6 / Folder 13
Ohio Rehabilitation Study Commission, report, 1976
Box 6 / Folder 14
Ohio Rural Housing Coalition, 1980-1981
Box 6 / Folder 15
Ohio Rural Housing Coalition, 1980-1981
Box 6 / Folder 16
Parents Anonymous of Ohio, 1979-1980
Box 6 / Folder 17
Portage County Coordinating Council on Aging, 1976
Box 6 / Folder 18
Portage County Hospital Use Committee, 1976-1977
Box 6 / Folder 19
Portage County Mental Health Board, 1977-1979
Box 6 / Folder 20
Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, 1976-1979
Box 6 / Folder 21
State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS), 1977-1978
Box 6 / Folder 22
Youth Residential Services Board of Summit County including report, Mental Health Association, The Report of the Residential Task Force, 1979

Subseries B5: Ohio State Legislature: Subject files, 1965-1982

Arrangement
Material arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box 7 / Folder 1
Begala's subject files list for legislative topics, circa 1979
Box 7 / Folder 2
Aging, including nursing home issues, 1977-1980
Box 7 / Folder 3
Alcoholism, 1975-1977
Box 7 / Folder 4
Children, aid to dependent children, 1975-1981
Box 7 / Folder 5
Children’s Rights including Ohio legislative information, organizations and statistics, 1965-1978
Box 7 / Folder 6
Children’s Rights including Ohio legislative information, organizations and statistics, 1965-1978
Box 7 / Folder 7
Disabled persons, 1977
Box 7 / Folder 8
Education, Kent State University budget, 1977-1979
Box 7 / Folder 9
Education, Kent State University budget, 1977-1979
Box 7 / Folder 10
Education, Kent State University budget, 1977-1979
Box 7 / Folder 11
Education, Kent State University School and the Gym Annex controversy, 1977-1978
Box 7 / Folder 12
Education, Portage County Schools, funding, 1976-1978
Box 7 / Folder 13
Environment, Brady Lake water problems, 1977
Box 7 / Folder 14
Food Stamps program, 1977
Box 7 / Folder 15
Gay Rights including a proposed bill, 1978
Box 7 / Folder 16
Human Services, 1977-1979
Box 7 / Folder 17
Legal, “Death with Dignity”, 1977
Box 7 / Folder 18
Legal, Landlord-Tenant laws, 1975-1977
Box 7 / Folder 19
Legal, Ohio Constitution, amendment proposal, requiring employable persons who receive aid for dependent children to participate in workfare, undated
Box 7 / Folder 20
Medicaid, 1976-1978
Box 7 / Folder 21
Medicaid amendments and waivers, 1981-1982
Box 7 / Folder 22
Medicaid, Personal Care Services, draft report, 1977
Box 7 / Folder 23
Mental Retardation, report, Columbus State Institute: Past, present and future, undated
Box 7 / Folder 24
Welfare, Project Fair Play draft report, 1981
Box 7 / Folder 25
Welfare Reform, 1977
Box 7 / Folder 26
Welfare Reform, 1977
Box 7 / Folder 27
Welfare Reform, 1980

Subseries B6: Ohio State Legislature: 112th General Assembly, 1977-1978

Arrangement
Material organized numerically by House Bill (HB) or Senate Bill (SB) number.

Box 8 / Folder 1
HB 114, 112th GA, Township trustees legislative powers, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 2
HB 252, 112th GA, Geriatric medical education, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 3
HB 252, 112th GA, Geriatric medical education, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 4
HB 252, 112th GA, Geriatric medical education, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 5
HB 312, 112th GA, Portage County Municipal Court, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 6
HB 312, 112th GA, Portage County Municipal Court, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 7
HB 313, 112th GA, Opening of public institutions, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 8
HB 588, 112th GA, Law enforcement and fire fighters retirements, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 9
HB 600, 112th GA, Nursing home residents rights, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 10
HB 648, 112th GA, Community mental health board, working amending drafts, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 11
HB 695, 112th GA, Juvenile Courts, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 12
HB 699, 112th GA, College and University capital improvements, impact statements and testimony, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 13
HB 704, 112th GA, Adult foster care facilities, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 14
HB 804, 112th GA, Governor’s powers, 1977-1978
Box 8 / Folder 15
HB 954, 112th GA, West Branch State Park appropriation, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 1
HB 1040-1043, 112th G.A. Higher education package, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 2
HB 1040-1043, 112th G.A. Higher education package, statistical information, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 3
HB 1041 and 1285, 112th GA, Higher education plant operations, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 4
HB 1041 and 1285, 112th GA, Higher education plant operations, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 5
HB 1043, 112th GA, Higher education trustee selection, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 6
HB 1043, 112th GA, Eliminating duplicate graduate degrees, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 7
HB 1084, 112th GA, Multipurpose senior centers, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 8
HB 1084, 112th GA, Multipurpose senior centers, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 9
HB 1084, 112th GA, Multipurpose senior Centers, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 10
HB 1197, 112th GA, Medicaid, home health care funding, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 11
HB 1357, 112th GA, Police arrest powers, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 12
HBs Unnumbered, “Newly introduced or to-be introduced legislation”, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 13
List of Senate Bills, 112th GA, 1977-1978
Box 9 / Folder 14
SB 349, 112th GA, Certificate of need program, 1977-1978

Subseries B7: Ohio State Legislature: 113th General Assembly, 1979-1982

Arrangement
Material organized numerically by House Bill (HB) or Senate Bill (SB) number.

Box 10 / Folder 1
HB 5 113th GA, “SULEO, fresh pursuit”, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 2
HB 6, 113th GA, Peace officers, warrantless arrests, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 3
HB 29 113th GA, Subdivision plats, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 4
HB 32, 113th GA, School zone signage, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 5
HB 176, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 6
HB 176, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 7
HB 176, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 8
HB 176, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 9
HB 176, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 10
HB 176, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 10 / Folder 11
HB 188, 113th GA, Amendments, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 1
HB 204, 113th GA, Medicaid eligibility changes, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 2
HB 378, 113th GA, Subsidized special needs adoptions, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 3
HB 378, 113th GA, Subsidized special needs adoptions, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 4
HB 424, 113th GA(?), Creating a State Public Bank of Ohio, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 5
HB 698, 113th GA, Higher education trustee selection, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 6
HB 751, 113th GA and HB 214, 114th GA, Omnibus court bill, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 7
HB 847, 113th GA, Libraries, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 8
HB 1022, 113th GA, Food stamps by mail, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 9
HB 1022, 113th GA, Food stamps by mail, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 10
HB 1022, 113th GA, Food stamps by mail, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 11
HB 1040, 113th GA, Joint Select Committee on Higher Education, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 12
HB 1230, 113th GA and HB 215, 114th GA, Outlawing term paper advertising, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 13
HB unnumbered, 113th GA, Establishing an Offices of Small Governments Administration at four universities, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 14
HR 91, 113th GA, Resolution to study long-term care for the severely disabled, 1979-1980
Box 11 / Folder 15
HR 266, 113th GA, Resolution to investigate conditions of Ohio’s migrant workers, 1979-1980 and report, 1979-1980 and 1982
Box 12 / Folder 1
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 2
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 3
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 4
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 5
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 6
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 7
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, 1978-1980
Box 12 / Folder 8
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes including reports, The Ohio General Assembly Nursing Home Commission, A Program in Crisis: Blueprint for Action, Final Report, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 9
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, analysis and summary, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 10
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, budget estimates, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 11
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, correspondence from constituents, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 12
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, correspondence from constituents, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 13
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, correspondence from constituents, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 14
SB 200, 113th GA , Nursing homes, correspondence from constituents, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 15
SB 200, 113th GA , Nursing homes, witness slips, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 16
SB 200, 113th GA, Nursing homes, written testimony, 1979-1980
Box 12 / Folder 17
SB 269, 113th GA, Deerfield, Portage County, chemical dump, 1979-1980
Box 13 / Piece 1
HB 176 Scrapbook with newspaper articles documenting nursing home reviews, 1978-1979

Subseries B8: Ohio State Legislature: 114th General Assembly, 1981-1982

Arrangement
Material organized numerically by House Bill (HB) or Senate Bill (SB) number.

Box 14 / Folder 1
HB 7, 114th GA, List public assistance recipients, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 2
HB 122, 114th GA, Higher education trustee selection, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 3
HB 123, 114th GA, Earl Hahn and Leonard O’Neil, Court of Claims, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 4
HB 127, 114th GA, Ohio state employee pay raises, correspondence from constituents, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 5
HB 133, 114th GA, Offices on small government administration, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 6
HB 215, 114th GA, Commercial sale of academic papers, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 7
HB 217, 114th GA, Social work licensure, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 8
HB 218, 114th GA, Abolishing the Ohio Commission for Children, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 9
HB 219, 114th GA, Multipurpose senior centers limiting use of funds, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 10
HB 221, 114th GA, Medicaid timelines, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 11
HB 222, 114th GA, Township forms of government, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 12
HB 222, 114th GA, Township forms of government, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 13
HB 694, 114th GA, Habilitation center program, DMR/DD information, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 14
HB 812, 114th GA, Implementation of Title XX social services block grants, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 15
HB unnumbered, 114th GA, Abolition of the Ohio Department of Public Welfare, 1981-1982
Box 14 / Folder 16
HB unnumbered, 114th GA, Abolition of the Ohio Department of Public Welfare, 1981-1982
Box 15 / Folder 1
HR 71, 114th GA, Honoring Claude B. Sharer, Case Western Reserve Athletic Hall of Fame, 1981-1982
Box 15 / Folder 2
HR unnumbered, 114th GA, Resolution to study group home regulations, 1981-1982
Box 15 / Folder 3
SB 23, 114th GA, Amendment resolutions regarding the operation of local jails, 1981-1982
Box 15 / Folder 4
SB 34, 114th GA, Mourning Dove hunting, correspondence from constituents, 1981-1982
Box 15 / Folder 5
Ohio Constitutional Amendment proposal on Workfare, drafts, correspondence and related material,, 1982

Subseries C: Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Ohio MR/DD): Conferences and Organizations, 1982-1985

Arrangement
Material organized alphabetically by conference or organization name.

Box 16 / Folder 1
American Society for Public Administration Conference, 1985
Box 16 / Folder 2
Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes for the Aging (AOPHA), 1983
Box 16 / Folder 3
Association for Retarded Citizens of Ohio (ARC), 1987
Box 16 / Folder 4
Blue Ribbon Committee on Fire Safety in MR/DD Facilities, 1984
Box 16 / Folder 5
Citizen’s Advisory Boards and State Advisory Council, 1982-1984
Box 16 / Folder 6
Commissioners Conference on Long Term Care Reform material, 1985
Box 16 / Folder 7
Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, 1983-1984
Box 16 / Folder 8
Executive Health Policy Group, 1985
Box 16 / Folder 9
Gerontology Community Advisory Board, 1984-1985
Box 16 / Folder 10
Government Organization Subcommittee, strategic plan, 1984
Box 16 / Folder 11
Governor’s Commission on Ohio Health Care Costs, 1983
Box 16 / Folder 12
Governor’s Office of Advocacy for Disabled Persons, undated
Box 16 / Folder 13
Human Resources Finance Subcommittee, testimony, 1985
Box 16 / Folder 14
Inter-departmental Primary Health Care Task Force, 1982
Box 16 / Folder 15
Medicaid Waiver Conference and Discussion Group, 1982 and 1984
Box 16 / Folder 16
MR/DD Legislative Coalition, 1983-1984
Box 16 / Folder 17
National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils, 1984-1985
Box 16 / Folder 18
National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIADDK), 1982-1983
Box 16 / Folder 19
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Association for Service Eligibility (ODDASE), 1983-1984
Box 16 / Folder 20
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, 1984
Box 16 / Folder 21
Title XX Task Force, 1984
Box 16 / Folder 22
Tourette Syndrome Association, 1984

Subseries D: Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Ohio MR/DD): Subject files, circa 1950-1986

Arrangement
Material organized alphabetically by subject.

Box 17 / Folder 1
Accreditation standards document, 1980
Box 17 / Folder 2
Background, state planning notebook, 1950s-1960s
Box 17 / Folder 3
Begala, Calendar/planner during MR/DD department scandal, 1985
Box 17 / Folder 4
Begala, Whistleblowing and MR/DD department scandal, 1985
Box 17 / Folder 5
Budget Issues Papers, final draft, 1984
Box 17 / Folder 6
Budget options priority notes, 1985-1986
Box 17 / Folder 7
Children’s Services Cluster cases, 1984
Box 17 / Folder 8
Children’s Services Cluster cases, 1984
Box 17 / Folder 9
Children’s Services Cluster policy issues, 1984
Box 17 / Folder 10
Children’s Services Cluster rule development, 1984
Box 17 / Folder 11
Children’s Services Cluster, youth residential, 1984
Box 17 / Folder 12
Children’s Services Cluster, youth residential, 1984
Box 17 / Folder 13
The Demography of Mental Retardation in Six Northeastern Ohio Counties, undated
Box 18 / Folder 1
Early Intervention Task Force, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, 1984
Box 18 / Folder 2
Employment applications and personnel information, 1983-1985
Box 18 / Folder 3
Essential Components of a Comprehensive Model Interagency Early Intervention Program, notebook, 1984
Box 18 / Folder 4
Federal Spectrum Audits, 1985
Box 18 / Folder 5
Financing Mental Health Care, white paper, July 5, 1984
Box 18 / Folder 6
Human Resource Strategic Plan, background material, 1983
Box 18 / Folder 7
IFC-MR flat rate controversy, 1981-1982
Box 18 / Folder 8
IFC-MR flat rate program, 1983-1984
Box 18 / Folder 9
IFC-MR rate setting audits, 1985
Box 18 / Folder 10
Implementation matrix and initiatives (drafts), undated
Box 18 / Folder 11
Initiatives lists, masters, circa 1984
Box 18 / Folder 12
Initiatives lists, masters, 1984
Box 18 / Folder 13
Initiatives lists, Strategy A, circa 1984
Box 18 / Folder 14
Initiatives lists, Strategy E, 1984
Box 19 / Folder 1
Legal, Court Case 84-8183 State of Ohio, Department of MR/DD v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1984-1985
Box 19 / Folder 2
Legal, Court Case 84-8183 State of Ohio, Department of MR/DD v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1984-1985
Box 19 / Folder 3
Legal, Court Case 84-8183 State of Ohio, Department of MR/DD v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1984-1985
Box 19 / Folder 4
Legal, Senator Weicker Medicaid Hearings, 1984-1985
Box 19 / Folder 5
Legislation, US Senate S.873, Community and Family Living Amendments, 1985
Box 19 / Folder 6
Legislation, US Senate S.873, Community and Family Living Amendments, 1985
Box 19 / Folder 7
Legislation, US Senate S.2053, Community and Family Living Amendments, 1984
Box 19 / Folder 8
Legislation, US Senate S.2053, Community and Family Living Amendments, 1984
Box 19 / Folder 9
Legislation, HB 99, Tax Exemption proposal for persons supporting mentally retarded dependents, 1985
Box 19 / Folder 10
Legislation, HB 238 MR/DD Funding amendments, 1985-1986
Box 19 / Folder 11
Legislation, HB 238 MR/DD Funding amendments, 1985-1986
Box 19 / Folder 12
Legislation, SB 3702, 115th GA, Certificates of need, 1983-1984
Box 19 / Folder 13
Living & Working Independently, Volume 1, publication by Ohio MR/DD, 1982
Box 20 / Folder 1
Long range information system service plan, September 1984
Box 20 / Folder 2
Long Term Care policies, 1983-1984
Box 20 / Folder 3
Long Term Care policies, 1985-1986
Box 20 / Folder 4
Medicaid and Long-Term Care for Mentally Retarded and Developmentally Disabled in Ohio: A Closure Look at Expenditures by James Bell, September 1984
Box 20 / Folder 5
Medicaid certification, Title XIX, undated
Box 20 / Folder 6
Medicaid home and community-based care waiver options, 1984-1985
Box 20 / Folder 7
Medicaid, An Introduction to Serving the Medicaid Population for Health Maintenance Organizations, by the Ohio Department of Public Welfare, March 1984
Box 20 / Folder 8
Medicaid services evaluation, 1981-1982
Box 20 / Folder 9
Neglecting Ohio’s Neglected Children: An Examination of the Performance of the Ohio Department of Public Welfare in Supervising the State’s Child Welfare System, draft, 1982
Box 20 / Folder 10
Nursing Home Licensure Law and Rules Ad Hoc Review Committee, 1984
Box 20 / Folder 11
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, Toward a Working Ohio: A Strategic Plan for the Eighties and Beyond, Investing in Ohio’s People, publication, 1984
Box 20 / Folder 12
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, Part II, Human Resources Status Report, 1984
Box 20 / Folder 13
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, budgeting, March 1984
Box 20 / Folder 14
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, drafts, March 1984
Box 20 / Folder 15
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, fiscal management, drafts, 1984
Box 20 / Folder 16
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, meetings and working groups, 1984
Box 20 / Folder 17
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, meetings and working groups, 1984
Box 20 / Folder 18
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, public hearings, 1984
Box 20 / Folder 19
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, public hearings, 1984
Box 20 / Folder 20
Ohio’s Strategic Plan, Summary of Constituent Responses to the Governor’s Strategic Plan for Department of MR/DD, 1984
Box 21 / Folder 1
Passport program, 1984
Box 21 / Folder 2
Purchase of service program, 1983-1984
Box 21 / Folder 3
Purchase of service program contract renewals, 1983-1984
Box 21 / Folder 4
Purchase of service program contracts (blank), 1984
Box 21 / Folder 5
Purchase of service program cost reports, 1983
Box 21 / Folder 6
Purchase of service program cost reports, 1984
Box 21 / Folder 7
Purchase of service program, developmental centers clients eligibility for SSI, 1984
Box 21 / Folder 8
Purchase of service program rate comparison, 1982-1983
Box 21 / Folder 9
Purchase of service program rate renegotiation committee, 1983-1984
Box 21 / Folder 10
Purchase of service program rate revision appeal, 1984-1985
Box 21 / Folder 11
Purchase of service program rules, revisions and related materials, 1984
Box 21 / Folder 12
Purchase of service program rules, comments and revisions, 1984
Box 21 / Folder 13
Purchase of service program rule changes summary, undated
Box 21 / Folder 14
Residential services related reports and materials, 1983-1984
Box 21 / Folder 15
The Respective Roles and Responsibilities of the Franklin County Children’s Services Board and the Ohio Department of MR/DD Regarding the Care and Support of Dually-Diagnosed Children, report, 1983
Box 21 / Folder 16
The Role of Mental Health in Health Care Policy Development, report, 1984
Box 21 / Folder 17
Semi-independent living programs, 1984-1985
Box 21 / Folder 18
US Department of Health and Human Services budget, 1986

Subseries E: Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council, 1988-1991
Box 22 / Folder 1
Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council, Child Day Care Resources and Referral: A Cost-Effective Employee Benefit for Hospitals, report, 1988
Box 22 / Folder 2
Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council, Greater Cincinnati HMOs Summary Data, 1987-1989, 1990
Box 22 / Folder 3
Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council, Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council Strategic Plan, 1987-1989, Update, 1988
Box 22 / Folder 4
Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council, Statement of the Health Care Account Project of Cincinnati, Ohio on Extending Private Health Insurance to the Working Uninsured, 1991
Box 22 / Folder 5
Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1993-1995
Box 22 / Folder 6
Newspaper clippings, 1992-1997

Subseries F: Center for Community Solutions (formerly Federation for Community Planning), 2004-2014

Subseries F1: Center for Community Solutions: Conferences and Publications, 2006-2014

Arrangement
Material organized alphabetically by subject and then chronologically by publication date.

Box 23 / Folder 1
Conference, Leadership Cleveland, "Social Policy, Social Indicators and Their Implications," presentation, February 21, 2002
Box 23 / Folder 2
Conference, “Across the Spectrum: The Future of Ohio and the Path to Prosperity” cosponsored by the Center for Community Solutions, the Buckeye Institute and Greater Ohio, December 2011
Box 23 / Folder 3
Conference, “Power of Ideas2: Centennial Celebration,” The City Club of Cleveland, 2012
Box 23 / Folder 4
Publication, “Capacity Building for What,” Planning & Action: The Journal of the Federation of Community Planning, December 20, 2000
Box 23 / Folder 5
Publication, "Comprehensive Strategy for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention," Parts 1 and 2, Cuyahoga County's Plan, 2000
Box 23 / Folder 6
Publication, "Dear Mayor," Planning & Action: The Journal of the Federation of Community Planning, October 2001
Box 23 / Folder 7
Publication, "THE Priority," Planning & Action: The Journal of the Federation of Community Planning, December 2001
Box 23 / Folder 8
Publication, "It's Education, Stupid," The School Administrator, June 2002
Box 23 / Folder 9
Publication, "A Vision for the Future of Children in Greater Cleveland," Planning & Action: The Journal of the Federation of Community Planning, November-December 2002
Box 23 / Folder 10
Publication, "Random Thoughts: The All-Purpose Nonprofit Management Speech," Planning & Action: The Journal of the Federation of Community Planning, August 2003
Box 23 / Folder 11
Publication, 1995-2005: A Decade of Commitment and Progress: The Center for Community Solutions’ Role in Promoting the Health and Well-Being of the Students in the Cleveland Municipal School District, circa 2006
Box 23 / Folder 12
Publication, Revisiting Medicaid Reform, January 2009
Box 23 / Folder 13
Publication, Taxing Issues Redux, January 2009
Box 23 / Folder 14
Publication, Financing Ohio’s Future: Human Services in Tough Times, first through fourth edition, 2010-2014
Box 23 / Folder 15
Publication, "Planning & Action," The Journal of the Center for Community Solutions, September 2010
Box 23 / Folder 16
Publication and research, Thinking the Unthinkable: Finding Common Group for Resolving Ohio’s Fiscal Crisis, volume 6, number 4, and research, 2010
Box 23 / Folder 17
Research, Thinking the Unthinkable: Finding Common Group for Resolving Ohio’s Fiscal Crisis, research, 2010
Box 23 / Folder 18
Research, Thinking the Unthinkable: Finding Common Group for Resolving Ohio’s Fiscal Crisis, research, 2010
Box 23 / Folder 19
Publication and research, Reflections on Reforming Health Reform, 2011
Box 23 / Folder 20
Research, Reflections on Reforming Health Reform, 2011
Box 23 / Folder 21
Publication, Cuyahoga County Human Services Financial Profile: 2012 and Beyond, December 2011
Box 23 / Folder 22
Publication, State Budgeting Matters, Social Policy and the Fiscal Cliff: Background and Observations, November 12, 2012
Box 23 / Folder 23
Research, State Budgeting Matters, Social Policy and the Fiscal Cliff: Background and Observations, November 12, 2012
Box 23 / Folder 24
Research, State Budgeting Matters, Social Policy and the Fiscal Cliff: Background and Observations, November 12, 2012
Box 23 / Folder 25
Publication, Richard G. Sheridan’s Follow the Money, State Budgeting in Ohio, 2013
Box 23 / Folder 26
Publication, Teamwork for a Better Cleveland, 1913-2013, 2013
Box 23 / Folder 27
Publication, Dear County Executive, Letter from Community Leaders in Cuyahoga County, October 2014
Box 23 / Folder 28
Publication, Education, Income, and Health Conditions in Northeast Ohio: A Northeast Ohio Regional Impact & Outcome Indicator Report, April 2014
Box 23 / Folder 29
Publication, Big City Problems in Ohio's Small Towns, November 2016

Subseries F2: Center for Community Solutions: Correspondence, Speeches and Notes, 2004-2014

Arrangement
Material organized chronologically.

Box 24 / Folder 1
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2004
Box 24 / Folder 2
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2004
Box 24 / Folder 3
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2005
Box 24 / Folder 4
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2006
Box 24 / Folder 5
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2007
Box 24 / Folder 6
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2008
Box 24 / Folder 7
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2009
Box 24 / Folder 8
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2010
Box 24 / Folder 9
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2011
Box 24 / Folder 10
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2012
Box 24 / Folder 11
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2013
Box 24 / Folder 12
Correspondence, speeches and notes, 2014

Subseries F3: Center for Community Solutions: Subject Files, 2004-2014

Arrangement
Material organized alphabetically by subject.

Box 25 / Folder 1
Annual Reports, miscellaneous dates 2003-2013
Box 25 / Folder 2
Begala, employment-related contracts and plans, 1998-2005
Box 25 / Folder 3
Center for Community Solutions History, "Recollections and Reflections" 1998-2014, 2014
Box 25 / Folder 4
Cuyahoga County governance reform, Issue 6, 2010
Box 25 / Folder 5
Cuyahoga County governance, research, 1995-2000
Box 25 / Folder 6
Cuyahoga County governance, research, 1995-2000
Box 25 / Folder 7
Cuyahoga County government transition, Health and Human Services Work Group, 2010
Box 25 / Folder 8
Cuyahoga County government transition, Health and Human Services Work Group, 2010
Box 25 / Folder 9
Cuyahoga County government transition, Health and Human Services Work Group, Notebook, 2010
Box 25 / Folder 10
Cuyahoga County government transition, Health and Human Services Work Group follow-up, 2013-2014
Box 26 / Folder 1
Health care presentation, untitled, undated
Box 26 / Folder 2
Health Policy Options, Governor Strickland, 2005-2006
Box 26 / Folder 3
Mental health, Cleveland Municipal School District, Project Synergy, Final Evaluation Report, 2003
Box 26 / Folder 4
Mental health, Cleveland Metropolitan School District Comprehensive Health Plan status report, 2007
Box 26 / Folder 5
Mental health, Comprehensive Health Plan for the Cleveland Municipal School District, October 2002
Box 26 / Folder 6
Mental health, School-based Mental Health Tool Kit, 2008
Box 26 / Folder 7
Ohio Commission to Reform Medicaid,The Policy and Programmatic Considerations of Converting to Section 1634 Status, January 14, 2005
Box 26 / Folder 8
Ohio Commission to Reform Medicaid, Transforming Ohio Medicaid: Improving Health Quality and Value, January 2005
Box 26 / Folder 9
Ohio Medicaid Administrative Study Council, Final Report and Recommendations, December 7, 2006
Box 26 / Folder 10
Ohio's Medical Assistance Program, Powerpoint, December 2000
Box 26 / Folder 11
Summit County Department of Job and Family Services, Summit 2010 project, 2010
Box 26 / Folder 12
Summit County Department of Job and Family Services project, 2011
Box 26 / Folder 13
Summit County Department of Job and Family Services project background research, 2011
Box 27 / Folder 1
Summit County, Quality of Life Project, Environmental Scan report, May 2003

Subseries G: Digital Files
Box 28 / Piece 1-25
Floppy disks, 25 discs, 1992-2001
Box 28 / Piece 1
File storage drive, Center for Community Solution files, Summer 2008 to December 2014