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Syracuse Developmental Center Team B Self Governing Group Subject and Correspondence Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series documents "Team B," a self-advocacy group for the developmentally disabled. The records provide information on the team's activities and evidence of how the team functioned and governed itself. This series includes memoranda, correspondence, speeches, testimony to commissions and legislative committees, and monthly reports in the form of newsletters.
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Quantity:
2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1978-1992
Series Number:
B2409

Administrative History

Team B was a self-advocacy group for the developmentally disabled and member of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS). The group derived its unusual name from the Syracuse Developmental Center’s organization of residents in the facility, breaking down residents into various teams based on what sections of the facility they resided in.

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the historically significant "normalization movement." One of its stated goals was to "conduct and advocate for public education about the developmental needs of handicapped persons consistent with the normalization principle." The records provide information on the team’s activities and evidence of how the team functioned and governed itself. This series includes memoranda, correspondence, speeches, testimony to commissions and legislative committees, and monthly reports in the form of newsletters. Topics covered include better living conditions, fair pay, AIDS policies, and voting rights. Also included are the group’s by-laws, constitution, goals, mission, and the incorporation charter as a 501 (3)(c) not-for-profit corporation.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

This series is restricted pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law, Sect. 33.13 and Public Officers Law (Freedom of Information Law), Sect. 87.2.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Volume

Accretion: B2409-16
ca. 1987-1989 Team B Self Governing Group Inc. Position Statement on First Amendment Rights & Support Letters 1 1
1988-1992 Team B Self Governing Group Inc. Correspondence 1/88-6-92 1 1
1980-1986 Team B Self Governing Group Inc. Information and Corresponding 4/80-5/86 1 1
1988-1992 Team B Self Governing Groups Inc. Minutes 12/88-6/92 1 1
ca. 1978-1983 Resident Gov’t. Incorporation By-Laws and Constitution 2 2
1978-1986 Team B Self Governing Groups Inc. Information 8/78 – 6/86 2 2
1986-1987 Team B Self Governing Groups Inc. Correspondence 6/86-12/87 2 2