Special Collections and Archives

Saroj Sutaria papers (faculty-Education)

Special Collections and Archives

Saroj Sutaria papers (faculty-Education)

Saroj Sutaria papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Kevin R. Ferst. October 3, 2001


Inclusive Dates: 1977-1992
Extent: 4 cubic feet (4 record storage boxes)
Physical Location:  11th floor


Biographical Note: Saroj D. Sutaria was born December 10, 1930 in India. She received a B.A. from Nagpur University (Nagpur, India) in 1952, a M.A. in Sociology from Bombay University in 1954, a M.S. in Special Education from Syracuse University, and an Ed.D. in Special Education from Syracuse University in 1968. In addition, she received a diploma in teaching mentally retarded children from the Society for the Care, Treatment, and Training of Children in Need of Special Care in Bombay, India in 1956.

From September 1967 to May 1992, Dr. Sutaria was a full time faculty member at Kent State University in the Department of Teacher Development and Curriculum Studies, College of Education, specializing in the field of Specific Learning Disabilities. Besides numerous journal publications, her text Specific Learning Disabilities: Nature and Needs was published in 1985.

Dr. Sutaria was very active at Kent State, participating in numerous committees, councils, and program events at the Departmental, College, and University levels. Dr. Sutaria was also very active professionally. She was a presenter and participant in numerous national and international conferences including the Council for Learning Disabilities, the 9th and 11th World Congresses of Reading, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Sutaria had numerous professional affiliations including Phi Delta Kappa and Ohio Danforth Associates. Among her many honors, she was featured in Who's Who in the Midwest (15th and 17th editions), and Leaders in Education (4th edition). She received a Service Award from the KSU chapter of Phi Delta Kappa in April 1989 and in 1992 received a Service Pin from them as well.

Scope and Content: The first 2 boxes contain the bulk of her written documents. These are separated by major categories following Dr. Sutaria's own original order. These categories are: Publications; Critiques and Position Papers; Professional Involvement; and Course-Related Materials. The final eight folders in Box 2 contain over 300 slip-cased slides from various Summer Programs Dr. Sutaria conducted. Box 3 contains 3 photo albums, and over 20 audio cassettes. Also included is a shrink-wrapped copy of Specific Learning Disabilities: Nature and Needs. Box 4 contains a galley of Specific Learning Disabilities: Nature and Needs containing editing markings.

Acquisitions Note: The Sutaria papers were donated by Dr. Sutaria in August 2001. 


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Vitae
  2. Specific Learning Disabilities: Pre-publication and post-publication reviews 1978-1986
  3. Specific Learning Disabilities: Figure positives
  4. Central New York School Study Council Research Report - April,1965
  5. University-Affiliated Summer Program - 1978
  6. Television workshop on L.D. - 1979
  7. The Reporter - 1963 vol 15, num 4
  8. The Student Teaching Reporter - 1987
  9. Perceptions - September/October 1982
  10. Educational Technology - 1981
  11. The DLD Times - Summer 1985
  12. Balak - May 1983
  13. Journal of Learning Disabilities - March 1979
  14. Academic Therapy - Jan. 1984
  15. World Congress of Mental Deficiency - 1985
  16. Evaluation Design - Mainstreaming - 1981
  17. Nature/Needs: LD - 1977
  18. Nature/Needs: LD - 1979
  19. Nature/Needs: LD - 1981
  20. Education: LD - 1977
  21. Education: LD - 1979
  22. Education: LD: Problems and Procedures - 1984
  23. University-Based Preservice Training - 1983
  24. Educations and Training... Indian Perspective - 1984
  25. Multisensory Approach...Research and Case Study - 1984
  26. Textbook Reviews: Exceptional Children - 1980
  27. Textbook Reviews: Lerner, Learning Disabilities, 1983,1984
  28. Danforth Associates conference evaluation - 1989
  29. ODLD Conference - 1990
  30. Ethnic/Multicultural concerns - 1990
  31. OFCEC Issues: ADD - 1991
  32. Miscellaneous writings 1981-1983 [1 of 2]
  33. Miscellaneous writings 1971-1982 [2 of 2]
  34. Conference presentations 1982-1991 [1 of 2]
  35. Conference presentations 1980-1982 [2 of 2]
  36. Presentations and ERIC publications 1976-1988 [1 of 2]
  37. Presentations and ERIC publications 1984-1988 [2 of 2]
  38. Professional service 1986-1992 [1 of 2]
  39. Professional service 1979-1992 [2 of 2]

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. Recognitions 1969-1991 (Submitted as part of promotion file)
  2. SLD course-related materials 1990-1992
  3. Nature and Needs: Specific LD [1 of 2] (undated)
  4. Nature and Needs: Specific LD [2 of 2] (undated)
  5. Educations: Specific LD [1 of 2] (undated)
  6. Educations: Specific LD [2 of 2] (undated)
  7. Specific LD Methods [1 of 3] (undated)
  8. Specific LD Methods [2 of 3] (undated)
  9. Specific LD Methods [3 of 3] (undated)
  10. Diagnostic teaching: theory and practice 1992 and various
  11. sample tests
  12. Summer programming: LD
  13. November, 1977
  14. July, 1979
  15. August, 1980
  16. July, 1981
  17. July/August, 1982
  18. July/August, 1983
  19. July, 1984
  20. August, 1985

Box 3
Contents

  • Specific Learning Disabilities: Nature and Needs. Shrinkwrapped textbook.

Photo Albums

Album 1: SLD Undergraduate Tutoring 1984-1990

  • Photos 1-12: Spring 1984
  • Photos 12-18: Fall 1985
  • Photos 19-26: Fall 1986
  • Photos 27-49: Fall 1987
  • Photos 50-57: Spring 1988
  • Photos 58-85: Fall 1988
  • Photos 86-87:Spring 1989
  • Photos 88-104:Fall 1989
  • Photos 105-122: Spring 1990
  • Photos 123-151: Fall 1990

Album 2: SLD Graduate Tutoring 1990-1992

  • Photos 1-12: Spring 1990
  • Photos 13-18: Fall 1991
  • Photos 19-36: Spring 1992

Album 3:Graduate Student Teaching Summers: 1984-1990 SLD

  • 1984 Echo Hills, Stow
  • 1985 Richardson, Cuyahoga Falls
  • 1986 Echo Hills, Stow
  • 1987 Central, Brimfield
  • 1988 Central, Brimfield
  • 1989 Central, Brimfield
  • 1990 Central, Brimfield

Audio Cassettes

Box 1

  • Class lectures - 2 tapes
  • Interview with a Psychologist - 1 tape
  • Summer Program Description - 1 tape *Accompanies slides in Box 3 folders 13-20

Box 2

  • SLD Children's language, reading and math disabilities - 17 tapes

Box 4
Contents

  • Specific Learning Disabilities: Nature and Needs. Galley with handwritten corrections.