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Prepared by Lisa Whalen, March 1997; Updated February 2019; Additions and Updates: December 2021; Additions and Updates: April 2022
Inclusive Dates: 1944-1994
Extent: .8 cubic foot (1 document storage box and 1 audio-visual media box)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Biographical Note: Dr. Milton E. Wilson was a faculty member at Kent State University from 1964 until his retirement in 1985. He received both his bachelor and master degrees from Kent, and returned here in 1964 as coordinator of Kent's Rehabilitation Counseling Program. In 1969 he became the first Dean of Human Relations at Kent, and in 1978 was named Dean of Student Affairs. Throughout his career, Wilson strove to improve the conditions for disabled and minority students. In 1967, he established KSU's Office of Handicapped Services. He was a member of numerous organizations aimed at the disabled community. Upon his retirement in 1985, he created the Milton Wilson Scholarship Fund. Its purpose was to bring minority students to the Rehabilitation Counselor Education program at Kent. Wilson died in 1989.
Scope and Content: The materials in this collection include writings by Milton Wilson about rehabilitation counseling, information on the Milton Wilson Scholarship Fund, an extensive resume on Wilson, and other items establishing Wilson as an important figure to African-Americans and the field of Rehabilitation Counseling. An extensive interview with Wilson on audiocassette tapes details the history of the Rehabilitation Counseling program.
Folder -- Contents
Box 2 - Audio-Visual materials