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Luke Elwood Family Fonds
Fonds · 1977-2016
Fonds consists of records created and collected by Luke Elwood and the Elwood family (Lawrencetown, Halifax County, Nova Scotia) throughout Luke’s childhood and into early adulthood. These records reflect Luke’s experiences as an elementary student with an intellectual disability whose family challenged his placement in a Special Education class, rather than with his grade-level peers at his neighborhood school. The result was a court-ordered settlement, and Luke was permitted an integrated educational experience (see Biographical Sketch and Notes for more information). In addition to Elwood family-generated records, the fonds also contains collected material related to this landmark legal case, and subsequent scholarship.The records of this fonds extend from 1977, when Luke was born, to 2016. They have been divided into three series and twelve sub-series: Luke Elwood records, between 1977 and 2004, in 53 folders. Includes sub-series:School workSchool documents (student program plans, reports)Material from peers and teachersCertificates and AwardsExtracurricular activitiesMedical records Elwood family records between 1983 and 2002, in 60 folders. Includes sub-series:School communication journalsCorrespondence and related documentsDiaries, notes, and presentations created by the Elwood family Luke Elwood Case records, between 1986 and 2016, in 151 folders. Includes subseries:Legal documents relating to the Luke Elwood CaseMedia, including press releases, newsletters, and newspaper articlesPublications 2021.001-ELW