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contest prizes, expansion of local programs,
and conferences.
The Governor's Committee functions pri-
marily as an educational and public relations
instrument to create a public awareness of
the problems faced by handicapped indi-
viduals in finding employment; to cooperate
with all groups, public and private, in pro-
moting services for the handicapped; and to
initiate and promote programs to stimulate
hiring the handicapped. Annual regional
conferences are held particularly in con-
junction with National Employ the Handi-
capped Week.
To reach all sections of the State, twenty-
four local committees have been organized,
one in each county and one in Baltimore.
The Governor's Committee acts as liaison
between the President's Committee and local
committees. To coordinate the program and
to keep committees informed on State and
national activities, a newsletter goes out to
over 300 volunteer members in the State.
The committee sponsors annual writing and
poster contests among high school juniors
and seniors as a means of arousing public
awareness of the employment and rehabili-
tation programs for Maryland's disabled
citizens. An annual Awards program recog-
nizes outstanding employees, citizens, and
handicapped individuals in the State.
In 1968, the Governor's Committee co-
sponsored legislation resulting in a law and
regulations establishing standards of facili-
ties for building public buildings which are
accessible for the handicapped. The Com-
mittee constantly disseminates information
regarding the regulations and their enforce-
ment and has introduced new legislation on
behalf of the handicapped.
STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS
ADVISORY BOARD
Edward C. Papenfuse, State Archivist,
State Historical Records Coordinator
Mrs. Arthur Starin, 1977; Mrs. Gerry Wool-
dridge, 1977; Edwin W. Beitzell, 1977;
Mary A. Boccaccio, 1978; Fred W.
Gates, 1978; Benjamin Quarles, 1978;
W. T. Durr, 1979; P. William Filby,
1979; Wilbur H. Hunter, 1979.

Hall of Records,
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 269-3915
The State Historical Records Advisory
Board is appointed by the Governor to
carry out the National historical records
program of the National Historical Publica-
tions and Records Commission. The pro-
gram is a cooperative effort of the Commis-
sion, the State Records Coordinators, the
Advisory Boards, and institutions and or-
ganizations throughout the country con-
cerned with the records of the Nation.
The State Historical Records Coordinator
must be the State Archivist who is appointed
for a four year term. The Advisory Board
must contain at least seven members in-
cluding the Coordinator who serves as the
Chairman. Members of the Board must
represent the archival and research institu-
tions and organizations in the State and
serve for three year terms.
HUMANE PRACTICES COMMISSION
Chairperson: Rosalie Silber Abrams
John J. Bishop, Jr., Richard F. Depkin,
Bruce G. Eberwein, Paul V. Lemkau,
Lorraine M. Sheehan, Larry Young.
Staff Contact: Margaret B. Ulle
Rm. 309, James Senate Office Building,
Annapolis 21404 Telephone: 269-3537
The Governor appointed this special
Commission in 1971 at the request of the
General Assembly to investigate and oversee
the treatment, care, and the condition of
patients in hospitals for the mentally ill and
mentally retarded. The Commission consists
of three members appointed by the Gov-
ernor representative of voluntary citizens
groups which shall include one group con-
cerned with the mentally ill, one group con-
cerned with the mentally retarded, and the
third group concerned with handicapped
persons. The President of the Senate ap-
points two members of the Commission
while the Speaker of the House of Delegates
appoints two members. The Commission is
to report on a regular basis to the Governor
and the General Assembly as to its findings
(Res. No. 47, Acts of 1971).


 
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