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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor's Proclamation
Official proclamation from Governor Scranton's office announcing Retarded Children's Week

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Letter from Robert Nelkin to Ellen Siciliano informing her of a new State Center that is to be opened in Allegheny County. ACC PARC is concerned that this will slow integration and seeks guidance.

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Memo on Hamburg State School.jpg
Letter to Commissioner of Mental Retardation Ed Goldman listing PARC members' concerns and recommendations regarding conditions at Hamburg State School and Hospital.

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Letter from Norman J. Taylor to James H. McClelland criticizing Polk's practice of censoring outside mail and prohibiting residents from making or receiving telephone calls.

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This letter from H.W. Wehe is in response to Dr. McClelland's offer to make an exception to Polk's communication policy for his daughter, Nancy. Mr. Wehe alerts Dr. McClelland to his contact with Mike Levine, and promises to cooperate with Mr. Levine…

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This letter from Mike Levine expresses frustration at the communication policies at Polk, specifically the Nancy Wehe incident.

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PARC Report on Western State 1972.jpg
Robert Nelkin describes conditions at Western State School and Hospital, weighs options for remedying the situation there, and recommends legal action as the most effective means of reform.

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This response from H.W. Wehe to Mike Levine updating Mr. Levine on his correspondence with Dr. McClelland. Mr. Wehe also agrees that this communication issue may be a worthwhile project for ACC PARC.

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This letter from Dr. James H. McClelland to H.W. Wehe addresses telephone communications with Nancy Wehe, as well as resident communications in general. Dr. McClelland makes an exception for Nancy, but says he can not make any promises about access…

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Additional Notes on Cresson Fire p2.jpg
Handwritten notes, probably Bob Nelkin's, related to a fire at Cresson State School in which at least two patients were killed.

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