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The Papers of Eleanor J. Bader

BIOGRAPHY

Eleanor Johanne Bader was born March 15, 1922, in Wilmington, Delaware. She is the daughter of John A. Bader II and Eleanor Verena Antweiler Bader and the second of three children, Francis, her older brother and Anne her younger sister.  

She attended Ursuline Academy, a Catholic high school for girls, in Wilmington, graduating from high school in 1940. Ms. Bader graduated from the University of Delaware in December 1943 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education.  She attended the Physical Therapy graduate program at the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and was awarded a certificate in Physical Therapy in 1944. At that time, the University did not grant degrees in Physical Therapy.

Ms. Bader received her certification in physical therapy in 1946 from the American Registry of Physical Therapists.  In October 1945, she joined the Delaware Curative Workshop in Wilmington, Delaware, as a founding member.  The DCW was originally funded by the Junior League. Later it was funded in part by community donations under the Red Feather/Community Chest umbrella.  The Red Feather and Community Chest organizations were founded in the late 19th century and were the forerunner of the United Way organizations. Ms. Bader was named Executive Director of the DCW in October 1950.
  
 She resigned from the Delaware Curative Workshop in 1962 to take a position as Program Consultant with the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, now known as the Easter Seal Society, headquartered in Chicago.  Ms. Bader relocated from Wilmington to Chicago to take this position. During her career with the Easter Seal organization, Ms. Bader held a number of positions, including Director, Care and Treatment Services, and Administrator for Programs.  In 1971 Ms. Bader left the Easter Seal Society following reorganization. In 1971 Ms. Bader began her career in public service.  Her first position was in the newly formed ACTION agency working on the Foster Grandparents program. In 1972 she moved to the Social Security Administration, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, in Baltimore, Maryland. During her career with the Social Security Administration, Ms. Bader held a number of positions, including Special Assistant to the Director, Bureau of Supplemental Security, Services Coordinator for Evaluation, and Acting Director, OIRPC. During her career with the SSA, Ms. Bader received several commendations, including the Associate Commissioner’s Citation, 1980, and the Commissioner’s Citation, 1978. In 1984 she was named a Switzer Scholar.  This annual award recognizes individuals for achievement in the field of rehabilitation.  She participated in the Switzer Memorial Seminar that year.  She retired from the federal government in 1985 as Special Assistant to the Associate Commissioner for External Liaison.  At that time she moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Ms. Bader has been committed to community involvement and civic engagement with professional, volunteer, and cultural organizations throughout her life.  She continued a family tradition of civic engagement that she described as grounded in the experience of the World War I veterans who enthusiastically participated in civic life.  

She was an active participant in professional organizations such as the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.  She was a speaker at professional conferences throughout her career. In 1965 and 1967 Ms. Bader participated in the DIADEM program.  This program was an exchange program fostering relationships between disabled Danish and American youth.  In 1965 Ms. Bader organized a trip to Denmark and traveled there with an American delegation.  Fifty-three young people travelled throughout Denmark, sightseeing and exploring the Danish rehabilitation system. Two years later Ms. Bader participated in DIADEM RETURN when a delegation from Denmark visited the United States.   In 1985, she received the President’s Award of the National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities for “outstanding contributions to rehabilitation services for disabled persons.” She also received an award from the President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped.

Ms. Bader was a member of civic organizations such as the Pilot Club International and Beta Sigma Pi during her years in Wilmington, Delaware.  She was on the boards of Catholic Social Services, Catholic Education Guild, Arthritis Foundation and the Delaware Easter Seal Society. She also was a member of a community chorus.  She was an active alumna of her alma mater, the University of Delaware.  In addition, she received the University Medal of Honor in 1984 in recognition of outstanding achievement.

In retirement she has been a volunteer with the Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater.  She has been a board member of the Virginia Opera Guild, which included a term as President, the State Board of the Virginia Opera Association and the Virginia Opera Association Hampton Roads Board of Governors. Ms. Bader was also in the Virginia Symphony League.

Timeline:

1922 – Birth, Wilmington, Delaware

1940 – High School Graduation, Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, Delaware

1943 – College Graduation, B.S. Health and Physical Education, University of Delaware

1944 – Certificate in Physical Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1945 – Physical Therapist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1945 – Founding Member of Delaware Curative Workshop, Wilmington, Delaware

1945 – Physical Therapist and Assistant Director, Delaware Curative Workshop, Wilmington, Delaware

1946 – Physical Therapy Certification, American Registry of Physical Therapists

1947 – Assistant Director and Chief Physical Therapist, Delaware Curative Workshop, Wilmington, Delaware

1950 – Executive Director, Delaware Curative Workshop, Wilmington, Delaware

1961 – Resigned as Executive Director of the Delaware Curative Workshop

1962 – Program Consultant, The National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Chicago, Illinois

1964 – Director of Care and Treatment Services, The National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Chicago, Illinois

1965 – DIADEM Trip

1967 – DIADEM Return

1967 – Administrator for Programs, The National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Chicago, Illinois

1971 – Left National Easter Seal Society as a result of reorganization.

1971 – Consultant, Domestic and Anti-Poverty Operations Older American Volunteer Programs, ACTION, Washington, D.C.

1972 – Acting Chief of the Foster Grandparents Program, ACTION, Washington, D.C.

1972 – Special Assistant to the Director, Bureau of Supplemental Security Income,  Social Security Administration, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Baltimore, Maryland

1974 – Director of Organization Liaison, Social Security Administration

1978 -- Acting Director, OIRPC, Social Security Administration, Washington, D.C.

1979 – Special Assistant for External Liaison, Social Security Administration, Washington, D.C.

1985 – Retired and moved to Virginia Beach

1986 – Joined Virginia Opera Association

1987 – Joined Virginia Opera Guild

1987 – Became a Virginia Opera Docent

1988 – Joined Virginia Symphony Orchestra League

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

These papers chronicle the family and personal life, education, career, and community involvement of Eleanor J. Bader. Material dates from her birth in 1922 to her 90th birthday celebration in 2012. Materials in the collection include personal, religious, and professional certificates, awards, and licenses; business and civic papers; conference materials; correspondence; photos; and memorabilia from her life and travels.

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Series I: Personal and Family. This series contains materials related to Eleanor Bader’s personal and family life.

Sub-series A: Personal Information. This sub-series contains items related to Eleanor Bader’s personal history including her birth certificate and baby book. Material is arranged alphabetically as not all items are dated.

Sub-series B: Family Information. This sub-series contains items related to Eleanor Bader’s family life including correspondence with relatives and materials specific to family members and her fiancé John Jack Walsh who was killed in World War II. Material dates from the 1930s to the 1990s and is arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series C: Religious. This sub-series contains material of a religious nature including religious certificates, correspondence, inspiration, and ordination and memorial cards. Material dates from the 1940s to the 1960s and is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Sub-series D: Correspondence. This sub-series contains personal correspondence, invitations, and greeting cards from the 1940s to the 1970s.  Additionally birthday cards from Eleanor Bader’s 90th birthday in March 2012 have been included. Material is arranged by type of material and then chronologically.

Sub-series E: Personal Finances and Housing. This sub-series contains information related to Eleanor Bader’s banking and personal finances, income taxes, housing, and insurance. Income taxes are included to show how little income civil servants actually made. Materials are further broken into sub-headings which, with the exception of income taxes, are arranged alphabetically. Income taxes are arranged chronologically. Material dates from 1945-1973.

Sub-series F: Memorabilia. This sub-series includes travel souvenirs and memorabilia from trips to Ireland and Mexico, and a cruise on the S.S. Nassau.  Also included is a 1973 Inauguration Program for Richard Nixon. Additional materials include travel maps, brochures, and foreign stamps. Materials are arranged alphabetically as not all materials are dated.

Sub-series G: Miscellaneous. This sub-series contains various items related to Eleanor Bader’s personal life that do not fit easily into the other sub-series including drawings, recipes, voter cards, and fishing licenses. Materials are arranged alphabetically as not all materials are dated.

Series II: Education. This series contains materials related to Eleanor Bader’s education from elementary school through college.

Sub-series A: C.B. Lore Elementary / Bayard Junior High School. This sub-series contains school records and other materials related to Eleanor Bader’s elementary and junior high school life. Material dates from 1930-36 and is arranged chronologically.

Sub-series B: Salesianum Catholic High School for Boys. Salesianum was the boy’s counterpart to Ursuline Academy for girls. Material is arranged chronologically and relates to graduations from 1938-40.

Sub-series C: Ursuline Academy. Ursuline Academy was the Catholic girls’ high school attended by Eleanor Bader. Material includes school records, awards, commencements, recital programs, and other school related items. Material is arranged chronologically and dates from 1936-40. Also included is an alumnae bulletin from 1958.

Sub-series D: University of Delaware Women’s College.  This sub-series contains materials related to Eleanor Bader’s college education while she sought her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education and later as an involved alumnus of the college. Material includes school records, correspondence, programs, news clippings, and items related to the Advisory Committee on the Education of Women and the alumni association. Material dates from 1940 through the 1990s and is arranged chronologically.

Sub-series E: University of Pennsylvania. This sub-series contains materials related to Eleanor Bader’s participation in the university’s Physical Therapy Program and also the university’s alumni association. Material dates from 1943-44 and is arranged chronologically.

Series III: Career. This series contains materials related to Eleanor Bader’s career.

Sub-series A: Delaware Curative Workshop (1945-1961). This sub-series contains materials related to Eleanor Bader’s time with the Delaware Curative Workshop including correspondence, meetings, newsletters, news clippings, speeches, conference information, and reports. Also included are materials related to the testimonial dinner for Eleanor Bader upon leaving the Delaware Curative Workshop and materials related to her involvement with the Delaware Society for Crippled Children before she was hired by the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Material is broken into sub-headings which are then arranged alphabetically. Materials date from 1945-61.

Sub-series B: National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults (1961-1971).  First called the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, the organization later changed its name to the National Easter Seal Society. This sub-series contains materials related to Eleanor Bader’s time working for this organization. Material includes correspondence, committee information, meetings, newsletters, news clippings, speeches, conference information, reports, and personnel information for Eleanor Bader. Of note are materials related to the DIADEM trip of 1965, a trip involving a delegation of disabled children from the United States to Denmark to foster relationships between disabled American and Danish youth. Material is broken into sub-headings which are then arranged alphabetically. Material dates from 1961-71.

Sub-series C: ACTION / Foster Grandparents Program (1971-1972). This sub-series contains material related to Eleanor Bader’s brief time working for the Federal Government ACTION agency’s Foster Grandparents Program. Included are correspondence, news clippings, newsletters, personnel files for Eleanor Bader, and an Action Guide to the Foster Grandparent Programs. Material dates from 1971-72 and is arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series D: Social Security Administration (1972-1985). This sub-series contains material related to multiple positions Eleanor Bader held with the Social Security Administration. Material includes correspondence, news clippings, newsletters, personnel and travel records for Eleanor Bader, awards, commendations, letters of appreciation, and information on conferences. Material is broken into sub-headings which are then arranged alphabetically. Material dates from 1972-85.

Sub-series E: Eleanor J. Bader General Career. This sub-series contains material related to Eleanor Bader’s general career, rather than material specific to the individual jobs she held. Materials include biographical sketches, curriculum vitae, resumes, licenses and certifications, and information on her job searches. Material is arranged alphabetically and dates from the 1940s through the 1980s.

Series IV: Organizations. This series contains materials related to professional and civic organizations Eleanor Bader has been involved in.

Sub-series A: American Legion Auxiliary. Eleanor Bader is a lifetime member of this organization. Materials consist of membership cards. The only card with a date listed is from 2010.

Sub-series B: American Physical Therapy Association. Eleanor Bader was a member of this organization. Materials include correspondence, finances, committees, conference information, organizational materials, articles and speeches by Eleanor Bader and others, newsletters, and reports. Material is arranged alphabetically and dates from the 1940s through the 1970s.

Sub-series C: American Registry of Physical Therapy Technicians. Eleanor Bader was a member of this organization. Materials include bylaws and licenses granted to Eleanor Bader. Materials date from 1946-52 and are arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series D: Beta Sigma Phi. Eleanor Bader was a member and later chapter advisor of this organization. Materials include awards, bylaws, correspondence, programs, history, meeting minutes, membership information, news clippings, newsletters, and calendars. Materials date from1946-65 and are arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series E: B’nai B’rith of Wilmington. Eleanor Bader was a volunteer for this organization. Material includes a newsletter and correspondence to Eleanor Bader requesting her to serve on a panel of judges for the B’nai B’rith Citizenship Award. Material is from 1958 and is arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series F: Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater. Eleanor Bader was a volunteer for this organization. Material includes volunteer information from 2004-07 and is arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series G: Delaware Chapter of the American Red Cross. Eleanor Bader was a volunteer for this organization. Material includes Red Cross certificates from 1943, 1953, and 1954. Material is arranged chronologically.

Sub-series H: Delaware Society of Physical Therapists. Eleanor Bader was a member of this organization. Material includes financial ledgers from 1947-50. Material is arranged chronologically.

Sub-series I: National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities. Eleanor Bader is a life member of this organization. Includes material on the President’s Award awarded to Eleanor Bader in 1985, correspondence, and a speech by Eleanor Bader titled “Is Money the Whole Answer?” Material is from 1985 and is arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series J: National Rehabilitation Association. Eleanor Bader is a life member of this organization. Materials include newsletters, news clippings, and membership certificates. Material dates from 1955 to 1964 and is arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series K: Pilot Club of Wilmington. Eleanor Bader was a member of this organization.  Material includes bylaws, reports, calendars, correspondence, handbooks, convention information, event information, meetings, newsletters, news clippings, and membership information. Materials are arranged alphabetically and date from 1946-77.

Sub-series L: State Board of Physical Therapists and Licensing. Eleanor Bader was a member of this organization. Material consists of certificates from 1955. Material is arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series M: Virginia Symphony League. Eleanor Bader was a member and volunteer for this organization.  Material includes information on the board, events, fundraisers, and correspondence. Material dates from 2008-2011 and is arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series N: Virginia Opera Association and Virginia Opera Guild.  Eleanor Bader was a member, volunteer, and docent for this organization.  Material includes correspondence and certificates.  Material dates from the 1990s through the 2000s and is arranged alphabetically. Further materials related to the Virginia Opera and Eleanor Bader’s role as a docent for the organization can be found on the Virginia Opera Collection, MG 85.  These materials have also been donated to the ODU Special Collections by Eleanor Bader.

Sub-series O: WHRO.  Eleanor Bader was a volunteer for this organization. Material is related to the WHRO Pioneer Awards fundraiser from 2004-07. Material is arranged chronologically.

Series V: Miscellaneous. This series contains miscellaneous items such as business cards and newspaper clippings from the 1950s. Material is arranged alphabetically.

Series VI: Multimedia. This series contains multimedia items including photographs and an audio reel.

Sub-series A: Photos.  This sub-series contains photos from Eleanor Bader’s career and personal life. Material is arranged alphabetically, as most items are undated.  

Sub-series B: Audio.  This sub-series contains a magnetic reel tape of the 1961 Testimonial Dinner for Eleanor Bader upon her departure from the Delaware Curative Workshop.

Series VII: Oversize materials, memorabilia, and artifacts. This series includes larger materials that won’t fit into our standard boxes as well as non-paper items including souvenirs, school materials, awards, patches, scrapbooks, and so on. Many items are undated.  Materials are sorted into categories and are arranged by type of material.

PROVENANCE

Gift from Eleanor J. Bader, March 19, 2010

ACCESS

Open to researchers without restrictions. Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.

SIZE

15 Hollinger document cases; 5 Half-Hollinger document cases; 2 multimedia boxes; 2 notebook boxes; 3 clamshell boxes, and two oversize boxes.

COLLECTION NUMBER

MG 107

CONTAINER LISTING

Box 1

Series I: Personal and Family

Sub-series A:  Personal Information

  1. Birth Certificate, Eleanor Bader, March 15, 1922
  2. Baby Book – Eleanor Bader
  3. Music Pupils Practice Books

Sub-series B: Family Information

  1. The Bader Girls Schedule
  2. Bader Family Obituaries
  3. Edward G. Mays (Cousin) – Historical Background Information
  4. Edward G. Mays (Cousin) —Family Correspondence 1986-93
  5. Edward G. Mays (Cousin) – Military Correspondence 1970-91
  6. Edward G. Mays (Cousin) – Military Medical Records 1981-85
  7. Edward G. Mays (Cousin) – World War II Recollections
  8. Edward G. Mays (Cousin) – Obituary and Funeral 1993
  9. Edward G. Mays (Cousin) – Miscellaneous
  10. Eleanor Verena Antweiler Bader (Mother) – American Red Cross Certificate
  11. Eleanor Verena Antweiler Bader (Mother) – Correspondence 1961-78
  12. Francis Bader (Brother) – Correspondence 1943-57
  13. John A. Bader II (Father) – Business 1954
  14. John A. Bader II (Father) – Correspondence 1935-45
  15. John A. Bader (Father) --  Contractor and Builder City License, Wilmington, Delaware, November 7, 1934
  16. John A. Bader II (Father) – Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association Stockholders 1946-50
  17. John A. Bader II (Father) -- Delaware Trust Company 1955
  18. John A. Bader II (Father) --  Kiwanis Club, January 11, 1956
  19. John Jack Walsh (Fiancé) 1944

Sub-series C: Religious

  1.  Religious Certificates 1959-61
  2. Religious Correspondence 1950s
  3. Religious Correspondence 1960s
  4. Religious Inspiration [undated]
  5. Religious Ordination and Memorial Cards 1940s-1960s

Box 2
Sub-series D: Correspondence  

  1. Personal Correspondence 1940s
  2. Personal Correspondence 1950s
  3. Personal Correspondence 1960s
  4. Personal Correspondence 1970s
  5. Personal Correspondence 1980s
  6. Personal Correspondence 1990s
  7. Personal Correspondence [undated]
  8. Greeting Cards, Announcements, and Invitations 1930s
  9. Greeting Cards, Announcements, and Invitations 1940s
  10. Greeting Cards, Announcements, and Invitations 1950s
  11. Greeting Cards, Announcements, and Invitations 1960s
  12. Greeting Cards, Announcements, and Invitations 1970s
  13. 90th Birthday Cards I, March 15, 2012
  14. 90th Birthday Cards II, March 15, 2012
  15. Greeting Cards, Announcements, and Invitations [undated]

Box 3

Sub-series E: Personal Finances and Housing

Banks

  1. Bank of Delaware
  2. Blair and Company, New York Stock Exchange

Income Taxes

  1. Income Tax Returns 1945-82
  2. Income Tax Returns (amended) 1983-86
  3. Income Tax Returns 1987-94
  4. Income Tax Returns 1995-06

Housing

  1. Lease and Rental Information  – Lake Shore Apartment Lease, Chicago, IL 1961-72
  2. Lease and Rental Information – Michelle Towers, Washington, DC 1972
  3. Lease and Rental Information – Hampton Plaza Apartments, Towson, MD – 1972-73
  4. Liberty Mutual Home Owners Insurance 1972-73
  5. Moving Expenses 1961-73

Ledgers and Receipts

  1. Ledgers 1944-63
  2. Receipts

Insurance

  1. The Protector Policy

Box 4

Sub-series F: Memorabilia

  1. International Certificates of Vaccination
  2. Ireland (International Conference) – Travel Souvenirs 1969
  3. Mexico (Vacation) – News Clippings 1958
  4. Mexico (Vacation) – Travel Souvenirs
  5. Passports
  6. Richard Nixon Inauguration Program 1973
  7. S.S. Nassau Cruise (vacation) – Travel Souvenirs 1952
  8. Travel Maps and Brochures – United States

Sub-series G: Miscellaneous

  1. Blood Donor
  2. Dale Carnegie Course 1954-55
  3. Drawings /  Sketches
  4. Fishing License 1950-52
  5. Household Correspondence 1960s
  6. The Interpreters (Wilmington Singing Group)
  7. Music Programs
  8. Nutri-system Weight Loss 1980
  9. Opera Guides (annotated)
  10. Party Plans 1970s-2000s
  11. Recipes
  12. Voter Registration Card 1998
  13. Miscellaneous

Box 5

Series II: Education

Sub-series A:  C.B. Lore Elementary / Bayard Junior High School

  1. Elementary / High School Records 1930-36
  2. Bayard Review 1934
  3. Recital Programs [circa 1936]
  4. Student Identification Cards [undated]

Sub-series B: Salesianum Catholic High School for Boys

  1. The Salesianum 1938
  2. Graduations  1938-40

Sub-series C: Ursuline Academy

  1. Recital Programs 1936-39
  2. School Records 1937-40
  3. American Youth Forum Award 1938
  4.  “For Eleanor Bader for Interest and Cooperation in French, January 1938”
  5. Commencement , June 12, 1940
  6. Student Newspaper 1940
  7. Diploma, June 12, 1940
  8. Ursuline Academy Alumnae Bulletin, 1958
  9. National Junior Honor Society of Secondary Schools Membership Card [undated]
  10. News Clippings  [undated]

Sub-series D: University of Delaware Women’s College

  1. Correspondence 1940
  2. School Records 1940-42
  3. Opera Programs 1942
  4. Event Programs 1941-43
  5. Delaware State Education Association, Certificate of Membership 1943-44
  6. The University News, University of Delaware – Summer 1948
  7. Alumnae Association 1940s
  8. News Clippings 1956-58
  9. School Records 1956-57
  10. Alumnae Association 1950s
  11. Advisory Committee on the Education of Women 1960-61
  12. The University News, University of Delaware Fall 1961
  13. Alumni Seminar Series 1967
  14. The University News, University of Delaware Spring 1967
  15. Alumni Award, May 4, 1985
  16. University of Delaware – Alumni Association 1980s-1990s

Sub-series E: University of Pennsylvania

  1. Physical Therapy Program 1943-44
  2. University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association [undated]

Box 6

Series III: Career

Sub-series A: Delaware Curative Workshop 1945-61

Business

  1. Articles and Speeches 1950s-1960s
  2. Catholic Welfare Guild 1961
  3. Committee on Services for the Handicapped 1951
  4. Correspondence 1940s – 1960s
  5. Development of the Delaware Curative Workshop 1944-50
  6. Events 1940s-1960s
  7. Newsletters 1955
  8. Newspaper Clippings 1940s-1960s
  9. Scrapbook 1954
  10. “The Story of Sue and the Delaware Curative Workshop” [booklet, undated]
  11. Welfare Council News 1954

Box 7

Conferences

  1. Association of Rehabilitation Centers 1962-63
  2. Conferences of Rehabilitation Centers and Facilities 1959-61
  3. Medical Society of Delaware, 159th Annual Session, September 13-15, 1948
  4. National Rehabilitation Association, Region II Conference, 1950-55
  5. National Training Laboratory in Group Development, Staff and Delegates 1955-56
  6. White House Conference on Children 1960

Reports

  1. Annual Reports 1954-60
  2. A Plan for the Conference of Rehabilitation Centers (Report) 1958
  3. Progress Report 1945-67
  4. Report of the Executive Director, December 8, 1961

Testimonial Dinner for Eleanor J. Bader

  1. Testimonial Dinner for Eleanor J. Bader, December 11, 1961
  2. Testimonial Dinner for Eleanor J. Bader, Album, December 11, 1961

Box 8

Notebook Box: Reports 1950-61 (includes treasurer’s reports, board of directors meeting minutes, memos, monthly service reports, committee minutes)

Box 9

Delaware Society for Crippled Children and Adults

  1. Annual Meetings 1955-60
  2. Annual Reports 1955-56
  3. Board of Trustees 1950s
  4. Building Committee 1956
  5. Business Card: Eleanor Bader, Delaware Curative Workshop
  6. By-laws [undated]
  7. Camp Committees 1955-56
  8. Committees – Miscellaneous 1956-59
  9. Easter Seal Campaign [1956, 1960]
  10. Executive Committee 1955-60
  11. Finance Committee 1955-60
  12. International Society for the Welfare of Cripples 1955
  13. News Clippings 1955-56
  14. Nominating Committee 1956-61
  15. Notes 1956
  16. Personnel Committee 1956-61
  17. Planning Committee 1963-71
  18. Plans and Proposals [undated]
  19. Program Committee 1959-60
  20. Special Meetings of the Board of Trustees 1955-56
  21. Study Committee 1956

Box 10

Sub-series B:  National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults 1961-71

Business

  1. Annual Meeting 1966
  2. Budget and Finance 1971
  3. National Easter Seal Society Commemorative Stamp Ceremony, November 20, 1969
  4. Organizational Charts and Plans 1970-71
  5. Personnel 1962-71
  6. Speeches 1966-67

Committees

  1. Executives Association 1961-70 
  2. Executives  Association 1971
  3. Planning Committee 1963-71

Box 11

Conferences

  1. Conference Participant Travel and Expenses, June 1967
  2. Institute of the Physical Therapy School Directors, 12th Annual  1968
  3. International Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, 11th World Congress  (business) 1969
  4. International Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, 11th World Congress  (programs and memorabilia), Eleventh 1969
  5. National Rehabilitation Association Conferences 1969-71
  6. Southeast Institute of Rehabilitation Services, July 29-August 3, 1962
  7. White House Conference on Children 1970
  8. White House Conference on Children, Keynote Address Sound sheet, “President Nixon Address the White House Conference on Children” 1970
  9. White House Conference on Children 1971

Correspondence

  1. Correspondence 1961-65
  2. Correspondence 1966-72

Box 12

DIADEM  Denmark Trip 1965

  1. Bon Voyage Cards (undated)
  2. Correspondence 1965
  3. Correspondence 1966- 72
  4. Correspondence [Undated]
  5. Magazine Articles (Danish and translations) 1965
  6. Memorabilia 1965
  7. Miscellaneous [undated]
  8. Newspaper Clippings  1965, 1967
  9. Participant Lists 1965
  10. Press Release, May 25, 1965
  11. Pre-trip Business 1965
  12. Programs and Schedules, June-July 1965
  13. Receipts 1965
  14. Songs [undated]
  15. Travel Information, June 1965
  16. Travel Log, June 20-26, 1965

Box 13

News Clippings and Articles

  1. Articles featuring Eleanor Bader 1961-71
  2. Articles – Miscellaneous 1967
  3. New clippings 1962-67
  4. Press Releases 1967

Newsletters and other Publications

  1. Care and Treatment Directories 1971
  2. Care and Treatment Publications 1960s
  3. Easter Seal Bulletin 1964-67
  4. Easter Seal Bulletin 1969-70
  5. News and Notes 1967-70
  6. Newsletters 1964
  7. Newsletters 1965-68
  8. Rehabilitation Literature (magazine of the National Easter Seal Society), June 1971

Reports

  1. Reports – Miscellaneous 1964

Eleanor J. Bader

  1. Business Card – Eleanor J. Bader, Director Care and Treatment Service [undated]
  2. Chairman’s Commendation of the President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, November 18, 1967
  3. Commendation of the President’s Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped, September 20, 1967
  4. Personnel Files 1961-70

 Box 14

Sub-series C: ACTION / Foster Grandparents Program 1971-72

  1. Action Vacancy Announcement, February 2, 1972
  2. Certificate / Award [undated]
  3. Correspondence – 1971-1975
  4. Grant 1972
  5. News clippings 1972
  6. Newsletter, Older Americans in ACTION - September 1972
  7. Personnel File of Eleanor J. Bader, 1971 –1972
  8. United States Civil Service Commission – Supplemental Qualifications Statement, July 21, 1971

Box 15
Notebook Box: Action Guide to Foster Grandparent Programs

Box 16

Sub-series D: Social Security Administration 1972-85

Business

  1. Brochures 1976
  2. Business and ID Cards
  3. Correspondence 1980-85
  4. Events [undated]
  5. Evolution and Leadership of the SSA :Office of Supplemental Security Income 1985-87
  6. Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups 1985
  7. Memo Re: Overhaul SSA Payment System 1972
  8. Miscellaneous [undated]
  9. News Clippings 1973
  10. Newsletters 1973-75
  11. Organizational History of the Office of Supplemental Security Income

Personnel Records (Eleanor J. Bader)

  1. Benefits 1974-75
  2. Parking Permit 1981
  3. Performance Appraisals  1974-1983
  4. Personnel Actions 1972-1985
  5. Position Description – Special Assistant for External Liaison 1979
  6. Promotions  1970s
  7. Training Records 1972-84
  8. Retirement and Transition at SSA --  1985

Travel Records

  1. Travel 1980
  2. Travel 1981
  3. Travel 1982
  4. Travel 1983
  5. Travel 1984
  6. Travel 1985

Box 17

Awards, Commendations, and Letters of Appreciation

  1. Awards and Letters of Commendation– 1973-1979 
  2. Certificates --  1985
  3. Christmas Cards from President and Mrs. Ford 1975-76
  4. Commissioner’s Citation 1978
  5. Letters of Congratulations to Eleanor Bader for Receiving Commissioner’s Citation [undated]
  6. Letters of Thanks to Eleanor Bader– 1972-1985
  7. Nomination Form, Brookings Educational Programs for Government Executives 1975-76
  8. President’s Award (NARF) – 1985
  9. SSA Honor Award 1978
  10. Switzer Scholar Award 1984

Conferences

  1. The Community Support Program of the National Institute of Mental Health, Seventh Learning Community Conference, April 29 – May 1, 1985
  2. Federal –State –Local Relations Seminar, March 1-12, 1982
  3. United Cerebral Palsy Associations, National Conference 1985
  4. White House Conference on Aging, Mini-conference, November 23-25, 1980

Sub-series E:  Eleanor J. Bader General Career

  1. Biographical Sketch / Curriculum Vitae/Resume  1960s-1980s
  2. Job Searches 1949-70
  3. Job Searches 1971-72
  4. Physical Therapy Licenses, State of Delaware 1959-62
  5. Physical Therapy Patches [undated]
  6. Professional Certificates [1940s, 1960s)

Box 18

Series IV: Organizations

Sub-series A: American Legion Auxiliary

  1. Membership Cards

Sub-series B: American Physical Therapy Association

  1. 25th Annual Conference, May 23-28, 1948
  2. Address by Eleanor J. Bader at the 38th Annual APTA Conference, July 4, 1961
  3. Articles and Speeches -- by Eleanor J. Bader 1967-68
  4. Articles and Speeches – Miscellaneous Authors 1950s-1960s
  5. By Laws [undated]
  6. Chapter and Membership Department 1958
  7. Chapter By-laws Model 1954
  8. Community Health Aspects of Physical Therapy Education Task force 1966-68, 1973
  9. Conference Program Committee 1967
  10. Continuing Education Committee 1970
  11. Correspondence 1956, 1964
  12. Dimensions of Administrative Responsibility, Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, March 1968
  13. Finance Committee – Agendas and Minutes 1955-62
  14. Finance Committee – Correspondence 1956-61
  15. Finance Committee – Treasurer’s Reports 1957-62
  16. Financial Statements 1957-60
  17. Identifying the Dimensions of Administrative Responsibilities for the Physical Therapist – EJ Bader, 44th ATPA Conference 1967

Box 19

  1. Institute on Administration, Supervision, and Consultation 1969 – Agendas and Minutes
  2. Institute on Administration, Supervision, and Consultation 1969 – Conference Materials
  3. Institute on Administration, Supervision, and Consultation 1969 – Correspondence
  4. Institute on Administration, Supervision, and Consultation 1969 – Participants and Speakers
  5. Institute on Administration, Supervision, and Consultation 1969 – Reference Materials
  6. Institute on Administration, Supervision, and Consultation 1969 – Workshop and Discussion Group Materials
  7. Institute on Administration, Supervision, and Consultation 1969 – Miscellaneous
  8. Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Banquet, June 1949
  9. Membership Reports 1959-60
  10. National Office Statistical Reports 1955-57
  11. News Clippings 1967
  12. Newsletters 1954-61
  13. Physical Therapy in Community Health Project 1968
  14. The Physical Therapy Review, September 1954
  15. Planning Committee 1966
  16. Program Evaluation, October 26-31, 1969
  17. Program: “Out of Darkness Into Light” by the U-Neek Players of the Illinois Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, May 26, 1948
  18. Public Health Section 1964-68
  19. Suggested Guidelines for Out of Hospital Physical Therapy Services 1967

Sub-series C: American Registry of Physical Therapy Technicians

  1. By-Laws [undated]
  2. Licenses 1946-52

Sub-series D: Beta Sigma Phi

  1. Beta Sigma Phi of the Year Award 1953-54, 1956
  2. By-laws [undated]
  3. Correspondence 1949-54, 1965
  4. Event Programs 1948-54
  5. Exemplar Degree, November 30, 1953
  6. History of Beta Sigma Phi Wilmington, Delaware 1947-48
  7. Meeting Minutes 1954

Box 20   

  1. Member Manuals and Rosters  1946-54
  2. Mrs. Matilda Horn 1951-52
  3. News Clippings 1951-55
  4. Nominating Committee 1954
  5. Program Calendars 1951-53
  6. Song Lyrics and Pledge [undated]
  7. The Torch, June 1962
  8. Miscellaneous [undated]

Sub-series E: B’nai B’rith of Wilmington

  1. B’nai B’rith of Wilmington 1958

Sub-series F: Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater

  1. Volunteer Information 2004-07

Sub-series G: Delaware Chapter of the American Red Cross

  1. Delaware Chapter of the American Red Cross [1943,1953, 1954]

Sub-series H: Delaware Society of Physical Therapists

  1. Ledger 1947-50

Sub-series I: National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities

  1. Annual Awards 1985
  2. Speech 1985

Sub-series J: National Rehabilitation Association

  1. Delaware Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, April 1955
  2. Life Membership, January 1962
  3. Magazine, July-August 1964
  4. News Clippings 1954-55

Sub-series K: Pilot Club of Wilmington

  1. Annual Reports 1953-56
  2. By-laws 1955
  3. Calendars of Events 1955
  4. Community Service Committee 1957
  5. Correspondence 1946, 1953-57
  6. Eleventh Annual Convention of District Sixteen Pilot International, April 5-7, 1957
  7. Finances 1954-59
  8. Member Handbooks 1959-62, 1977
  9. Minstrel Show, January 22, 1949
  10. News Clippings and Articles 1954-56
  11. Newsletters and other Club Publications  1940s-1960s
  12. Program Meetings 1958-59
  13. Rosters 1953-55
  14. Sherry Party, February 12, 1955
  15. Song Lyrics [undated]
  16. Standing Rules 1955-56
  17. Woman of the Year Luncheons 1954-55

Sub-series L: State Board of Physical Therapists and Licensing

  1. State Examining Board of Physical Therapists for the State of Delaware

Box 21

Sub-series M: Virginia Symphony League

  1.  “Bingo on Board” Fundraiser 2009
  2. Board 2009-10
  3. Correspondence 2009-11
  4. Events – Miscellaneous 2000s
  5. Fashion Shows 2008-2010
  6. Miscellaneous [undated]

Sub-series N: Virginia Opera Association and Virginia Opera Guild

  1. Business Card – Virginia Opera Docents
  2. Certificates, Eleanor Bader [undated]
  3. Correspondence to Eleanor Bader 1990’s
  4. Correspondence to Eleanor Bader 2000’s
  5. Docent Volunteer of the Year [1995, 2001]
  6. Letters of Appreciation 1989-2006
  7. News clippings [undated]

Sub-series O: WHRO

  1. WHRO Pioneer Awards (fundraiser) 2004-07

Series V: Miscellaneous

  1. Business Cards
  2. Newspaper Clippings 1950s

Box 22

Series VI: Multimedia

Sub-series A: Photos

  1. Career I
  2. Career II
  3. Delaware Curative Workshop
  4. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
  5. DIADEM 1965-67
  6. Eleanor J. Bader
  7. Family
  8. Foster Grandparent Program
  9. Jack Walsh
  10. National Association for Retarded Citizens, Legislative Council
  11. National Easter Seal Society
  12. National Rehabilitation Association
  13. National Training Laboratory and Group Development
  14. Personal Photos
  15. President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped
  16. Puerto Rico Trip 1962
  17. Social Security Administration
  18. Souvenir Photos
  19. Testimonial Dinner for Eleanor J. Bader, December 11, 1961
  20. University of Pennsylvania
  21. Ursuline Academy Graduation 1940
  22. Ursuline Academy Reunion 2008
  23. Virginia Opera Guild 2000s

Sub-series B: Audio

  1. Eleanor Bader Testimonial Dinner, Dec. 11, 1961 (magnetic tape reel)

Series VII: Oversize Materials, Memorabilia, and Artifacts

Box 23: Matchbooks, Souvenirs, and Souvenir Postcards (multimedia box)

Box 24: Dance Cards and Florist Cards (multimedia box)

Box 25 Elementary, High School, and College Memorabilia (clamshell box)

  • Address Book – Ursuline Academy
  • Autograph Book, School Day Treasures of Eleanor Bader 1933-37
  • Bob Carpenter Club CArd, University of Delaware
  • Green Fish Pin with Musical Notes
  • Button “Thomas F. Bayard Jr. H.S. Representative”
  • OFHA Patch
  • Ursuline Academy Pennant
  • Serviam Pennant
  • UA Ribbon
  • Second Honors Ribbon (2 qty)
  • School Letters “U” (2 qty)
  • School Letters “D 1944”
  • Blue Patch with white symbol
  • University of Delaware Alumni-Alumnae, Spring Reunion Address Book, May 11, 1957
  • Women’s College Freshmen Initiation / Hazing Wearable Sign

Box 26: Plaques and Certificates (clamshell box)

  • Remembrance of the First Holy Communion, Eleanor Bader, May 5, 1929
  • Conference of Rehabilitation Centers and Facilities Citation, December 1961
  • U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Social Security Administration – Commissioner’s Citation, October 1978
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration – Associate Commissioner’s Citation, August 1980

Box 27: Artifacts (clamshell box)

  • American flag pennant
  • Danish flag pennant
  • Diadem Button
  • Diadem booklet, button, and name tag, June 22-July 12, 1965
  • Diadem Return booklet, button, pin, and travel tags 1967
  • Framed photos (2 qty)
  • Military Stripes (2 qty)
  • Fort McClellan Special Services 1958 Patch
  • Lace Glove (in box)

Box 28 (Oversize Box)

  • Annotated Calendars
    • 1989
    • 1990
    • 1993
    • 1995
    • 2009
  • Scrapbook 1961-62

Box 29 (Oversize Box)

  • Ursuline Academy Certificate of Membership into the Sodality of Our Blessed Lady
  • Photo: Ursuline Academy Class Photo, June 1940
  • Photo: Banquet of the American Physical Therapy Association, Boston, MA, June 21, 1949
  • Photo: 2nd Grade Class at St. Thomas
  • Photo: Social Security Administration
  • Photo: Eleanor Bader receiving The President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped Commendation, December 19, 1967

 

 

Revised: 7/31/2012