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University of Florida Disability Resource Center Records

Identifier: Series 196

Scope and Content

Collection contains five tactile and large print maps of the University of Florida campus. The maps have a tactile page overlaying large print maps of section of campus. Created in 1995 by cartographer Mary L. Helmsen, the maps depict portions of the city of Gainesville and the campus. Maps were loaned to students and were also placed in libraries and offices across campus.


  • 1995



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Biographical/Historical Note

Prior to 1973, students with disabilities attended the University of Florida in small numbers and were served one-on-one by various campus offices. Initial efforts to provide comprehensive services were a result of a graduate student group in the Rehabilitation Counseling Department. This small group of students provided an initial accessibility survey of University buildings, and established the groundwork for what would become the current Disability Resource Center. In 2002, the Office for Students with Disabilities changed its name to Disability Resources. Four years later, in 2006, after Reid Hall's basement was renovated, Disability Resources moved from Peabody Hall and changed its name to the Disability Resource Center (DRC).

Source: "History of the Disability Resource Center". University of Florida Disability Resource Center. Accessed December 2, 2019.


2 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



Contains tactile and large print maps of the University of Florida campus and Gainesville, Florida.


Collection is arranged into one subseries: "Subseries 1: Tactile and Large Print Maps."


University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Transferred to University Archives.

A Guide to the University of Florida Disability Resource Center Records
Finding aid created by Sarah Coates
December 2019
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America