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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Patricia Murphy Papers

UM-109

Size: 6 linear feet


Provenance: gift of Patricia Murphy, 2003, 2005

Access: open

Related Collections: Disability Studies Program files, UR 04/13

Processing Note:

Condition: very good

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Shamsi Modarai

Biographical Sketch

Patricia A. Murphy obtained her B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Minnesota, her M.S. degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from St. Cloud State University, and her Ph.D. in Women’s Studies and Rehabilitation from the Union Institute and University.  Dr. Murphy holds the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credential from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. In 1994 she was the first Women's Health Policy Fellow at the Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Illinois. In 1997 she was the recipient of the Founder's Award for "Pioneering Work on the Behalf of Domestic Violence Survivors" by Chicago Women Connecting. Dr. Murphy is currently director of the Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women, and holds faculty appointments in the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies and the Disability Studies Program. She was one of the founders of the Disability Studies Program, and served as its interim director.


At The University of Toledo, she has taught a range of classes, including: Feminism and Disability WGST 4210, Feminism, Disability, and Representation MLS 6010/6500, Disability in the United States DST 2020, Definitions of Disability DST 3020, Issues in Disability Studies DST 3030, Research and Methodologies in Disability Studies DST 4890, and Internship in Disability Studies DST 4940.


Of her many research interests, Dr. Murphy’s main concerns lie in the subjects of feminism and disability, violence against women with and without disabilities, the impact of violence on women’s educational and career aspirations and achievements, and disability history. She is also deeply concerned with the effects of childhood incest and abuse. Dr. Murphy has been involved with women’s and gender studies for an extensive period of time, and in the early 1990’s was a delegate to Russia for women’s studies.


Dr. Murphy’s recent achievements include the development of the Disability Studies Program in the College of Arts & Sciences. This program offered an interdisciplinary minor and a concentration found within the B.A. Program in Law and Social Thought.  The Ability Center of Greater Toledo (a local independent living center for people with disabilities) funded the Program in a gift of $1.9 million. 


Over her long and fruitful career, Patricia Murphy has published many articles and books in the areas of women’s and disabilities studies. Some of her more recent publications include: The Dynamics of Trauma & Disability, Review of Disability Protests: Contentious Politics – 1970-1999 for Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.  2/06/02; “Quality of Life: A Comprehensive Model for Rehabilitation Assessment in Litigation,” (with John M. Williams), appearing in the Journal of Forensic Vocational Experts, (December 2000), 3:1, pp. 31-46; Assessment of Rehabilitative & Quality of Life Issues in Litigation (with John M. Williams), 1998, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. (Lead author); “Recovering from the Effects of Domestic Violence: Implications for Welfare Reform Policy,” appearing in the Journal of Law & Society, (April, 1997); The Edge of A Large Hole: Writings On Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. (1994),Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Center for Research on Women and Gender; A Career & Life Planning Guide for Women Survivors:  Making the Connections Workbook,1996,  Delray Beach, FL:  St. Lucie Press. (This work includes writings on disability and traumatic abuse);  Making the Connections: Women, Work & Abuse, 1993, Delray Beach, FL:  St. Lucie Press (includes writing on disability and traumatic abuse). 
In addition to the above publications, Dr. Murphy has published several novels and has written works of poetry. Some of her titles include Searching For Spring (1987), and We Walk the Back of the Tiger (1988), published by Naiad Press.

Scope and Content Note

Series I consists of articles on the topic of quality of life issues collected for the extensive literature review used in writing the book Assessment of Rehabilitative Issues in Quality of Life Litigation, by Murphy and John M. Williams.  The articles are arranged in alphabetical order by author’s last name.  In the case of a booklet or pamphlet, the publishing company was considered the author.  The folder titled “Unreferenced Articles” includes articles that were considered in the book project, but were ultimately excluded.

Series II contains newspaper clippings, articles, memos, communications, publishing contracts, and conference information regarding the career and research interests of Dr. Murphy. These subjects include women’s studies, issues in feminism, lesbian publications, as well as disabilities and trauma related information.  Also included in the collection are some of Dr. Murphy’s personal communications. 

Folder List

Series I.  Assessment of Rehabilitative Issues materials

Contents

Box   

Folder

Articles A

1

1

Articles C

1

2

Articles D

1

3

Articles E

1

4

Articles F

1

5

Articles G

1

6

Articles H

1

7

Articles I

1

8

Articles J

1

9

Articles K

1

10

Articles L

1

11

Articles M

1

12, 13

Articles N

1

14

Articles O

1

15

Articles P

1

16

Articles R

1

17, 18

Articles S

1

19, 20

Articles T

1

21

Articles V

1

22

Articles W

1

23

Articles Z

1

24

Unreferenced Articles

1

25

Series II.  Other Research Files

Abuse: A Blight On Our Success

2

1

Abuse Research Statistics, May 1990

2

2

A Career and Life Planning Guide for Women

2

3

A Feminist Vocational Rehabilitation Model 1997

2

4

Alumni Authors Letter, 1989

2

5

Alumni in Residence Program, April 1992

2

6

Review of Hillyer’s Feminism and Disability

2

7

Articles, 1977, 1of 2

2

8

Articles, 1977, 2 of 2

2

9

Assessment of Rehabilitative Quality of Life Issues…, 1998

2

10

Calif. Fed of Business and Professional Women Con., 1984

2

11

Cases (Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Assault), 1996-97

2

12

CETA Community Project, 1978

2

13

Chicago Women Connecting, June 1995-1996

2

14

Collegian Articles, The, Oct. 27 -Dec. 11, 1997

2

15

Commissions on Rehab Counselor Certification, 2004

2

16

Conference Planning for ADA and Battered Woman, 1993-94

2

17

Continuing Education Credits for CRC 2001-2004, 1of 2

2

18

Continuing Education Credits for CRC 2001-1004, 2 of 2

2

19

Continuing Education Documentation, 1999-2004

2

20

Continuing Education Units for CRC, 1999-2004

2

21

Cornaro Seminar, 1977

2

22

Cornaro Seminar, 1978

2

23

Correspondence, 1997

2

24

Correspondence, 1999

2

25

Correspondence and Misc., 2000

2

26

Correspondence, 2001

2

27

Correspondence and Misc., 2001

2

28

Correspondence, 2002

2

29

Correspondence, 2003

2

30

Correspondence, 2004

2

31

CRC Press Correspondence, 1997-1999

2

32

Delights, Challenges of People w/ Disabilities, May 2002

3

1

Disabilities Studies and Dis. Hist. Archive Brochures, 2001-04

3

2

Doctoral Transcript TUI, August 1991

3

3

Domestic Violence Protocol, 1997

3

4

Dom. V.  and Self-Sufficiency Program, Mar 2000-June 2001

3

5

Dom. V. and Self-Sufficiency Program, 2000-2001

3

6

ECW Annual Report, 2000-2001

3

7

ECW Brochures and Flyers, 2000-2001

3

8

Edge of a Large Hole, Spring 1994

3

9

Edge of a Large Hole and Writings,  Spring 1994

3

10

Evaluation of Trauma Narratives, ADA Project, April 1994

3

11

Every Woman is the Re-weaver of Her Own Life, 1989

3

12

Exploring Disability Culture, 2001

3

13

Fear, Loathing, Feminism, and Expert Witness Testimony, 2001

3

14

Feminist Education Workshop, 1977

3

15

Full Circle Books, 1995

3

16

General Mills Grant, 2001

3

17

GR Press Correspondence, 1994

3

18

GR Press Publishing Agreement, 1995

3

19

How Women Can Support and Network Each Other, 1998

3

20

Internal Program Review, ECW, 1995-1999

3

21

Jamie Shoemaker Adoption Records, 1983

3

24

Jana Maurine Correspondence, 1978

3

25

Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis Editorial Board, 2003

3

26

Law and Policy: Understanding Women’s Pov. Symp., April ‘97

3

27

Learning Agreement, January 30, 1990

3

28

Lesbian News, The, December 1995

3

29

Lesbian Review of Books, The, 1994

3

30

Lesbian Review of Books, The, 1998

3

31

Lesbian Writers Series, 1989

3

32

Letter to Editor, 11/6/91

3

33

Lifting As We Climb, 1997

3

34

Living Well Supp. Group Curric for Women Abuse Survivors,’94

3

35

Making the Connections: Article for Network, 1990

4

1

Making the Connections: Correspondence, 1991

4

2

Making the Connections: For the Network, 1992

4

3

Making the Connections: Intercultural Network By-laws, undated

4

4

Making the Connections: Review, 1993

4

5

Making the Connections: Review, 1994

4

6

Making the Connections: Women, Work, and Abuse, 1991

4

7

Manuscript Marketing Correspondence, 1991

4

8

Manuscript Notes/Corresp for Access Rehab Quality of Life, ‘98

4

9

MCIN Advisory Board, 1995

4

10

MCIN Check Requests, 1996-1997

4

11

MCIN Correspondence, 1994-1996

4

12

MCIN Formation, Mission, Guiding Principles, undated

4

13

MCIN Newsletters, 1995

4

14

MCIN Working Papers, Originals, undated

4

15

MCIN Working Paper #1, Oct 1992

4

16

MCIN Working Paper #2, 1993

4

17

MCIN Working Paper #3, undated

4

18

MCIN Working Paper #4, undated

4

19

MCIN Working Paper #5, undated

4

20

MCIN Working Paper Income, 1992-1993

4

21

Milestones (YWCA) Education Awards, 2004

4

22

Most Innovative Rehab Procedure of the Year, 1997

4

23

Naiad Press Contract, 1986

4

24

Naiad Press Correspondence, 1992

4

25

NARPPS Plaque, 1992

4

26

National Judicial College Photo, 1997

4

27

No Walls, No Doors, No Windows, 1993

4

28

NY Times Review, December 1993

4

29

OH State Senate Honor, 2001

4

30

Poetry and Prose Reading w/ Jeanne Simonoff, 1993

5

1

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, UIC, 1993-1994

5

2

Post-Doctoral Fellowship UIC Consent Forms, 1994

5

3

Post-traumatic Stress and Welfare Reform Policy, 1997

5

4

PhD Program Admission, 1989

5

5

PhD Program, 1990-1991

5

6

Presentation Schedule, Summer 1990

5

7

Presumption: A Film Review, 1990

5

8

Publishing Contract and Book Cover, 1989

5

9

Qualitative Look at the Effects of Childhood Incest, 1992

5

10

Quotes in Dawn Berry’s Book, 1994

5

11

Readings with Jane Caputi, 1988

5

12

Reframing Vocational Rehabilitation, 1994

5

13

Reframing Vocational Rehabilitation, 1995

5

14

Reframing Women’s Health Conference, July 1994

5

15

Rehab Articles, 1986

5

16

Rehab with Soul Conference, B.C. Canada, April 1997

5

17

Review of We Walk the Back of the Tiger, 1988

5

18

Role Models, Mentors, and Superwoman, 1978

5

19

Roxy Theater Protest, The,  July 1983

5

20

Searching for Spring, 1987

5

21

Searching for Spring, Book signing/Party Invit., Sept. 27, 1978

5

22

Searching for Spring, Book tour, 1987

5

23

Short Story in Word of Mouth (1954), 1990

5

24

Sleeping Beauty, May 1996

5

25

Slipping the Surly Bonds, 1/21/04

5

26

St. Lucie Press, 1996

5

27

Take Back the Night March, 6/2/79

6

1

Transcendental Meditation, 1975

6

2

Trapped By Poverty, Trapped By Abuse, 2001

6

3

Triumph Over Darkness, 1988

6

4

Today and Yesterday, 8/25/77

6

5

TUI Alumni Recognition, 1991

6

6

UCSB Women’s Center Annual Report, 1976-1977

6

7

UCSB Women’s Center Annual Report, Misc., 1975-1978

6

8

UCSB Women’s Center Posters and Flyers, 1975-1978

6

9

Vocational Consulting Associates, 1983

6

10

Vocational Expert Testimony Monograph, 1995-1996

6

11

Vocational Rehabilitation Abuse Newsletters, 1990-1994

6

12

Video Vocational Development, 1979-1980

6

13

We Walk the Back of the Tiger, 1988

6

14

Notes for MSS We Walk the Back of the Tiger, 1978

6

15

Why the Rehab Profession Needs Disability Studies, 2001

6

16

Women Abuse Syllabus, 1994

6

17

Woman of the Year, 2004

6

18

Women’s Caucus Correspondence, 1978

6

19

Women, Work, Abuse Conference, March 1993

6

20

Women, Work, Abuse Group, 1990

6

21

Women, Work, Poverty, Abuse Syllabus, 1999

6

22

Women’s Studies Delegation to Russia and Belarus, Oct 1993

6

23

Women’s Studies Delegation to Russia, app. 1993-1994

6

24

Women’s Studies Delegation to Russia, Photos, 1994

6

25

Worker and Her Writing, The, 1993

6

26

 

 

 

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