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Patricia L. Puckett Papers

Patricia L. Puckett Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Patricia L. Puckett Papers
Creator: Puckett, Patricia L.
Inclusive Dates: 1971-2011
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 box(es) (2 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL342
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Pat Puckett is the Executive Director of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia and an active member of many state and national organizations working to accomplish inclusive disability policy and services. Her papers document her advocacy for people with disabilities and efforts to influence the policies that affect their lives.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Pat Puckett is the Executive Director of the Statewide Independent Living Council (the SILC) of Georgia, a non-profit organization, founded in 1995, with the vision of equal participation of people with disabilities in their communities. Pat graduated from Valdosta State College in 1972 and attended graduate school in Public Administration at the University of Georgia. She was the first person with a disability to graduate from Leadership DeKalb in 1998; in 2003, she received their Outstanding Member Award. Pat serves on the board of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, a non-profit company with the mission of developing and sustaining small business. She is an active member of many state and national organizations working to accomplish inclusive disability policy and services. Pat serves as secretary of the board for the National Council on Independent Living.

Source: Pat Puckett

Scope and Content

The Patricia L. Puckett Papers contain research files, correspondence, articles, and printed materials. The papers document Puckett's advocacy for people with disabilities and her efforts to influence the policies that affect their lives.

Organization and Arrangement

The papers are arranged in two series: I. Project and Research Files and II. Printed Materials.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Patricia L. Puckett Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Mat Darby, 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Disabilities -- Law and legislation.
People with disabilities -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Georgia Disability History Archive

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series I. Project and Research Files

11[John] O'Brien Articles, 2002
12Women and Disabilities, 2000
13[Barriers to Self-Advocacy, etc.], undated
14Partners Present LTC [Long-Term Care], 1996
15Overheads, undated
16ULO Policies and Procedures, 1988
17Quality, undated
18Personal Futures, 1978
19LGT Paper, undated
110Women & Disability, 1991
111To Change the Rule: A Position Paper on Personal Assistance Services in GA, 1993 September
112Arc Georgia- The Light Ahead, 1983
113Euthanasia, 1990
114Roper Report, 1985
115Financial, 1982
116MH/MR Div. Study, 1983
117[Georgia's Programs for Mental Disabilities], 1981
118Position Papers, 1981-1982
119MH/MR Split Div., 1983
120Buda Hughes/Derril Gay, 1978-1981
121Georgia's Mental Health Program, undated
122Center Directors, 1984
123Letterhead, undated
124Speak and Be Heard, 1989
125Gracewood, undated

Series II. Printed Materials

21The Gift of Hospitality: Opening the Doors of Community Life to People with Disabilities, 1988 February
22What Are We Learning About Circles of Support?, 1988
23What Are We Learning About Bridge-Building?, 1988
24Person-Centered Development: A Journey in Learning to Listen to People with Disabilities, 1991
25Capacity Works: Finding Windows for Change Using Personal Futures Planning, 1995
26Person-Centered Planning: Finding Directions for Change Using Personal Futures Planning, 1992
27Imperfect Change: Embracing the Tensions of Person-Centered Work, 1992
28Dare to Dream: An Analysis of the Conditions Leading to Personal Change for People with Disabilities, 1991
29Don't Call Us Roommates, Just Call Us Friends, 1994
210Tending the Candle: A Booklet for Circle Facilitators, 1993
211The Storytellers, undated
212Mainstream: Magazine of the Able-Disabled, 1993 April
213Mouth Magazine: Voice of the Disability Nation, 1999-2001, 2007
214Ragged Edge: The Disability Experience in America, 1999
215Incitement: A Publication of ADAPT, 1999-2011
216Let Our Children Go: An Organizing Manual for Advocates and Parents, 1974
217Sticks and Stones: The Story of Loving a Child, 1976
218Remembering the Soul of Our Work: Stories by the Staff of Options in Community Living, 1992
219Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets, 1993
220New Life in the Neighborhood: How Persons with Retardation or Other Disabilities Can Help Make a Good Community Better, 1980
221To Boldly Go: Individualized Supports for Georgians with Severe Disabilities, 1992
222Residential Teaching Communities, 1984
223Quality Assurance for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, 1990
224A Model for Change, 1976
225Does She Know She's There, 1982
226How to Start a Training Center for the Mentally Retarded in Your Community, 1971
227From Behind the Piano: The Building of Judith Snow's Unique Circle of Friends, 1992
228My Two Good Feet, undated
229From the Inside Out: Poetry by Gail Bottoms, 2004
230Bobby Rowan's Handbook on the Art of Legislative Strategy, 1983