Name and location of repository
Level of description
Houston Area Parkinson Society records
- 1977-2018 (Creation)
1.5 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Name of creator
Founded in 1974, HAPS is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life of Parkinson’s patients through education, advocacy, and services. The Society was mostly run by volunteer until 1994, when it was able to hire its first full-time executive director. It now offers free therapeutic and support groups, care subsidies, transportation, and emergency financial assistance, and serves eight counties around the Houston metropolitan area.
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Scope and content
The vast majority of the Houston Area Parkinson Society records consists of “HAPS Happenings” Newsletters; issues from 1977 to 2018 are included. Also contained in the first folder is a letter regarding membership by President Robert K. Fowler (1988) and a notice of movement of offices (undated).
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Conditions governing access
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Houston Area Parkinson Society.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Accruals are expected for this collection.
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Name access points
- Houston Area Parkinson Society (Subject)