Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Records

Collection ID: 
Acc. 597
Date: 
1955-1996
Footage: 
14 linear feet (14 boxes)
Collecting Area: 
Subjects: 

Collection Summary

Title
Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Records

Dates
1955-1996

Collection ID
Acc. 597

Creator
Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association

Quantity
14 linear feet (14 boxes)        

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English       

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) is the statewide chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The Pennsylvania Chapter was originally chartered in 1929. The mission of the PPTA is to foster the development of physical therapy services and physical therapy education in the state; promote legislation to protect the interests of its members and the public at large through governmental, professional, and voluntary groups; encourage active research in the field of physical therapy; and provide for the dissemination and exchange of current information.

The organization draws on members throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The membership consists largely of practicing physical therapists, but also includes student members in formal training programs. The Chapter is divided into seven geographical districts, with its administrative office in Harrisburg, and consists of eight standing committees: Finance, Legislative, Continuing Education, Quality Assurance, Public Relations, Research, Professional Development and Insurance Relations. There is also an Ethics Committee, a Nominating Committee and various task forces appointed for specific assignments.

PPTA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the president, president-elect (whose first year coincides with the final year of the president’s term), vice president, secretary, treasurer, chief delegate and chairmen of the geographical districts and the immediate past president. There is also an Executive Committee which consists of all the officers of the Board of Directors, except the district chairmen. Rather than a chairman from each district, one member-at-large serves on this committee and is chosen from the district directors. There is also a House of Delegates representing all qualified members of the Chapter.

Description of Collection

This collection consists of the official records, correspondence, and publications of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and of closely related organizations such as the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association. As such it provides an important primary source for researchers exploring the history and development of the profession of physical therapy in the United States in the middle to late 20th century, with particular emphasis on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Particularly important is the documentation of the efforts to legally establish and accredit the profession and to create educational standards for its members.

Overall, these records reflect PPTA’s sustained efforts to meet its mission (as stated above in Background). Continuous communication, via correspondence and reports, to and from its districts reflects a commitment to maintain a strong network of Pennsylvania constituents, while its national affiliation is documented in the APTA series. With the exception of the Board of Directors Meeting files which extend through April 1996, most of the records in this collection date from the 1970s and 1980s.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 9 series as follows:

Series 1:  Administration, 1970-1996
          Subseries 1.1:  Bylaws – Revisions, 1970-1981
          Subseries 1.2:  District Reports, 1962-1984
          Subseries 1.3:  Insurance Issues, 1961-1986
          Subseries 1.4:  Policy and Procedure, 1975-1996
          Subseries 1.5:  Task Force, 1976-1987
          Subseries 1.6:  Board of Directors Meetings, 1961-1977
          Subseries 1.7:  Executive Committee Meetings, 1955-1993
          Subseries 1.8:  Business (Membership) Meetings, 1970-1991
          Subseries 1.9:  House of Delegates Meetings, 1985
Series 2:  Correspondence, 1970-1987
          Subseries 2.1:  Correspondence – chronological, 1970-1987
          Subseries 2.2:  Correspondence -- by subject, 1970-1987
Series 3:  Financial, 1962-1984
Series 4:  Conferences, 1968-1994
          Subseries 4.1:  Annual, 1968-1994
          Subseries 4.2:  Other, 1979-1992
Series 5:  American Physical Therapy Association, 1955-1992
          Subseries 5.1:  Administration, 1955-1992
          Subseries 5.2:  Chapter Memoranda, 1966-1976
          Subseries 5.3:  Conferences, 1972-1986
          Subseries 5.4:  Correspondence, 1972-1988
          Subseries 5.5:  Education, 1971-1980
          Subseries 5.6:  Educational Requirements for Foreign Trained PT’s, 1981-1987
          Subseries 5.7:  Miscellaneous, 1974-1975
Series 6:  State Board of Physical Therapy, 1977-1992
          Subseries 6.1:  Legal Reports, 1977-1992
          Subseries 6.2:  Regulations, 1975-1992
Series 7:  Publications
          Subseries 7.1:  PPTA Publications
          Subseries 7.2:  Other Organizations’ Publications
Series 8:  Awards and Certificates, Exhibit, and Audio Visual, 1966-1984
Series 9:  Miscellaneous, 1972-1985
          Subseries 7.1:  Professional Standards Review Organization, 1972-1982

Series 1: Administration, 1970-1996, consists mainly of organizational and operational matters, such as bylaws, policy and procedures and meetings.  Approximately three boxes contain records relating to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings. Issues of professional practice are also represented in this series through the files of the various programs and committees implemented by the PPTA. Examples of these programs and committees, which are arranged as individual subseries, include the Physical Therapy (P.T.) Assistant Programs and Audit Feasibility Study (1970s) and the Quality Assurance, Professional Development and Publications Committees.

This series includes several revisions of the PPTA’s bylaws from the 1970s, policy and procedure manuals (1979, 1996) and files on procedural issues such as board meetings, elections and disciplinary actions. Task Forces is another subseries and includes issues of organizational operation and of professional practice. Most of the records in this series concern the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and are arranged as a “meeting” subseries for each entity. Minutes and agendas are included in some of these files, but the bulk of these papers, arranged chronologically, are of reports presented at the meetings and submitted from the various standing committees and geographical districts. These reports are dated one to three months prior to their respective meeting dates. Prior to 1971, the Board of Directors was referred to as the Executive Board.

Most of the Board meeting records are from 1970 through 1996, with two meetings per year. The bulk of the Executive Committee meetings material covers 1966-1993. Membership Meetings were also referred to, and labeled here, as Business (Membership) Meetings. Though there are only several files to this subseries, it does include minutes for the 1984-1994 meetings. There is only one file for the House of Delegates -- a 1985 meeting.

Series 2:  Correspondence, 1970-1987, contains two subseries.  The first subseries of correspondence to and from PPTA is arranged chronologically, for the years 1970-1987. The bulk of correspondence is chronological. The second subseries is by subject, of which there are 11 different matters. Most of this correspondence dates from the early- to mid-1980s.

Series 3:  Financial, 1962-1984, contains selected budgets, permits, reports, invoices and liability certificates. This series consists of two subseries. The bulk of the correspondence, including letters to and from PPTA, is arranged chronologically. The remainder of correspondence is arranged by subject to maintain the original order of these records. Most of this correspondence pertains to matters related to the practice of the profession, rather than the operation of the chapter organization, such as electromyography, legislation and licensing complaints. This series spans 1962-1984 and contains selected budgets, permits, reports, invoices and liability certificates. Other financial reports are included in Board of Directors and Executive Committee Reports under the Administration series.

Series 4:  Conferences, 1955-1992, consists mostly of annual conferences sponsored by PPTA for the years 1968 to 1992. The remainder is of other conferences, which includes PPTA seminars and forums, from 1979-1992. This series is separated into two types of PPTA conferences. The bulk of the material pertains to the annual conferences sponsored by PPTA. The remainder is arranged as “other” conferences, which include special PPTA seminars and forums. Materials include printed programs and other related materials, such as loose handouts and program planning notes. Both types of conference subseries are arranged chronologically. A revised annual conference manual dated 1985 is also included in this series, in a separate folder, as well as an undated guideline regarding the planning of “other" conferences.

Series 5:  American Physical Therapy Association, 1955-1992.  This organization is the umbrella organization of the PPTA. One-third of the records (from approximately 1971-1987) relate to administrative aspects of the APTA, such as bylaws, board of director meetings and organizational structure. Chapter memoranda (from 1966-1976) comprise another third of the records. The remaining third includes correspondence, conference materials and various programs and issues (from approximately 1971-1987).

APTA is the national umbrella organization for the state physical therapy profession in the United States. This series focuses on the activities of APTA as it relates to the PPTA and other states, and contains the following: accreditation standards (1986), Board of Directors meetings notes (1971-1981), Bylaws (1971-1981) and a history of the national organization. Minutes of state meetings, chapter memoranda (1966-1976) as well as reports regarding conferences (1972-1977) and other meetings (1982-1987), correspondence (1972-1988) and laws, state regulations and licensing are included. Education folders include two categories: developing education programs and setting requirements.

Series 6:  State Board of Physical Therapy, 1975-1992, reflects the Board’s focus on licensing and regulation of the practice of physical therapy, such as legal reports (1977-1992, incomplete) and regulations (1984-1991). There is also a subseries of the State Board of Chiropractic (1989-1991). The State Board of Physical Therapy, located in Harrisburg, is the main organization in licensing and regulation of physical therapists for Pennsylvania. Included in this series are examinations, legal reports (1977-1992), meeting materials (1989-90), minutes (1990) and regulations (1984-1991). Other documents relate to and are arranged in specific issues/topics, including the State Board of Chiropractic (1989-1991), electroneuromyography (1982-1992), Athletic Trainers’ Advisory Committee (1989), as well as miscellaneous documents. The State Board of Chiropractic subseries includes documentation of the sometimes contentious relationship between chiropractors and physical therapists.

Series 7:  Publications, consists of publications of the PPTA as well as other organizations. This series includes publications produced by PPTA, particularly the printed programs for its seminars and conferences, as well as publications produced by other organizations. Reprints of the PPTA newsletter are also included, dating from 1980 to 1995.

Series 8:  Awards and Certificates, Exhibit and Audiovisual, 1966-1984.  Most of the material in this series is from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. Included are achievement awards (1977-1978), Lucky Blair Service Awards (1975-1980), miscellaneous awards and plaques (1976-1984), one video, titled “Direct Access" and a promotional button, as well as the governor’s signing of an act for Physical Therapy Week in 1966. There are three folders containing photo reproductions for an exhibit (no date), an award plaque, a video on Direct Access and a “Let’s Get Physical” button.

Series 9: Miscellaneous, 1972-1985 contains items that do not fall easily into other categories because of their format or order.  Subseries include: Legislation/Regulations (1971-1985), Education (1971-1981) and Professional Standards Review Organizations (1972-1976).

Included in Legislation/Regulations (1971-1985) are discussions and correspondence relative to legislation and regulations affecting various professions within the practice of physical therapy. Direct dealings with the State Board of Physical Therapy or the American Physical Therapy Association concerning legislation and regulations can be found under both series under their own listings. The subseries Education (1971-1981) contains information mainly on continuing education. The Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO) (1972-1976) was set up to improve the quality of healthcare through peer review. Included in the subseries is correspondence and reference to two Pennsylvania PSROs: Allegheny (Pittsburgh) and Philadelphia. Included in the Miscellaneous Series are folders on: Health Policy Institute Manpower Survey (Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1982); Map of Pennsylvania and Hospital Directory (1974); Profile of Physical Therapists, 1978; Rehabilitation Services, 1976; and Report of the closing of the School of Allied Medical Professions (University of Pennsylvania), 1976-1977.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1636796~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research.  

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Technical Access

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Certain digital files may also be inaccessible. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Records are in custody of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries.  Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.  Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated. 

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Records, Accession 597, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Acc. 597 was deposited by Mary Ellen Smith, August 1985. Acc. 628 was deposited by John Robertson, August 1986. The collections were merged during processing under accession 597.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Bertha Adams, Lee Arnold, Beth Bartle, Julia Canonica, and R. Bruce Robertson in Spring 1998. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.               

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
American Physical Therapy Association
Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association

Subjects
Allied health personnel -- Pennsylvania
Physical therapy -- Pennsylvania
Physical therapy -- Law and legislation – Pennsylvania
Physical therapy -- Vocational guidance – Pennsylvania
Physical therapy schools -- Pennsylvania
Physical therapists -- Pennsylvania

Places:
Pennsylvania

Material Types:  
Administrative records
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Financial records
Membership lists
Minutes
Reports

Inventory

Series 1: Administration, 1970-1996

Series 1 consists mainly of organizational and operational matters, such as bylaws, policy and procedures and meetings.  Approximately three boxes contain records relating to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings. Issues of professional practice are also represented in this series through the files of the various programs and committees implemented by the PPTA. Examples of these programs and committees, which are arranged as individual subseries, include the Physical Therapy (P.T.) Assistant Programs and Audit Feasibility Study (1970s) and the Quality Assurance, Professional Development and Publications Committees.

This series includes several revisions of the PPTA’s bylaws from the 1970s, policy and procedure manuals (1979, 1996) and subfiles on procedural issues such as board meetings, elections and disciplinary actions. Task Forces is another subseries and includes issues of organizational operation and of professional practice. Most of the records in this series concern the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and are arranged as a “meeting” subseries for each entity. Minutes and agendas are included in some of these files, but the bulk of these papers, arranged chronologically, are of reports presented at the meetings and submitted from the various standing committees and geographical districts. These reports are dated one to three months prior to their respective meeting dates. Prior to 1971, the Board of Directors was referred to as the Executive Board.

 Most of the Board meeting records are from 1970 through 1996, with two meetings per year. The bulk of the Executive Committee meetings material covers 1966-1993. Membership Meetings were also referred to, and labeled here, as Business (Membership) Meetings. Though there are only several files to this subseries, it does include minutes for the 1984-1994 meetings. There is only one file for the House of Delegates -- a 1985 meeting.

1          1          Accreditation Programs          1977, 1978, 1981

1          2          Action Chart          1982-1983

1          3          Board of Directors Listing          1979-1981

Subseries 1.1:  Bylaws: Revisions, 1970-1981

1          4          Bylaws          1970

1          5          Bylaws          1973-1975

1          6          Bylaws          1979, 1981

1          7          Certification of Physician Assistants          Undated

1          8          Chapter Reports          1970-1979

Subseries 1.2:  District Reports, 1962-1984

1          9          District Reports          1964-1977

1          10          District Reports          1969, 1971, 1974

1          11          District Reports          1969-1979

1          12          District Reports          1970-1976

1          13          District Reports          1977-1985

1          14          District Reports          1978-1979

1          15          District Reports          1979-1981

1          16          District Reports          1980-1982

1          17          Elections          1962-1977         

1          18          Evaluation Reports of Entry-Level Physical Therapists          1984         

1          19          Executive Director Hiring Study          1977

1          20          H.E.W. Grant Applications          Undated

Subseries 1.3:  Insurance Issues, 1961-1986

1          21          Insurance Issues          1961

1          22          Insurance Issues          1961-1980

1          23          Insurance Issues          1986-1986

1          24          Membership Lists          1970-1977

1          25          Membership Lists          1970-1977

1          26          Miscellaneous Issues          Undated

1          27          Physical Therapy Committee          1970-1975

1          28          P.T. Assistant Programs          1972-1975

1          29          P.T. Assistant Programs          1972-1975

1          30          P.T. Assistant Rules          Undated

1          31          P.T. Audit Feasibility Study          1974-1975

1          32          P.T. Audit Feasibility Study          1974-1975

Subseries 1.4:  Policy and Procedure, 1975-1996

2          1          Manual          1979

2          2          Manual          1979

2          3          Manual          1996

2          4          Manual          1996

2          5          Manual          1996

2          6          Board Meetings          undated

2          7          Chapter Procedure Manual          undated

2          8          Disciplinary Action          1979, 1982

2          9          Elections          1981, 1982, 1986

2          10          State Meeting Exhibits Guidelines and Recommendations          Undated

2          11          Peer Review Manual          Undated

2          12          Practice Survey          1981, 1985

2          13          Private Practice Special Interest Group          Undated

2          14          Professional Development Committee Report          1986

2          15          Publications Committee          1980-1981

2          16          Quality Assurance Committee          1976

2          17          Self-Employed Section          1975-1977

2          18          Speakers          1975

Subseries 1.5:  Task Force, 1976-1987

2          19          Evaluation          1982

2          20          Future Reorganization          1980

2          21          Practice          1980-1983

2          22          Reorganization          1981, 1987

2          23          School Therapy          1976, 1977

2          24          Temple University/Urban Archives Report          1983

2          25          Therapeutic Exercise Plan          1977

2          26          Travel          1982-1983

Subseries 1.6:  Board of Directors Meetings, 1961-1977

2          27          Board of directors meetings          1961, 1964

2          28         Board of directors meetings          October 1969

2          29          Board of directors meetings (minutes only)          1969-1977

2          30          Board of directors meetings          April and September 1970

2          31          Board of directors meetings          May and October 1971

2          32          Board of directors meetings          April 1972

2          33          Board of directors meetings          October 1973

2          34          Board of directors meetings          1973-1974

2          35          Board of directors meetings (President’s address only)          1973-1977

2          36          Board of directors meetings          May 1974

2          37          Board of directors meetings          May 1975

2          38          Board of directors meetings          October 1975

2          39          Board of directors meetings          May 1976

2          40          Board of directors meetings          October 1976

3          1          Board of directors meetings          May 1977

3          2          Board of directors meetings          May 1977

3          3          Board of directors meetings          October 1977

3          4          Board of directors meetings          May 1978

3          5          Board of directors meetings          November 1978

3          6          Board of directors meetings          November 1978

3          7          Board of directors meetings          May 1979

3          8          Board of directors meetings          May 1979

3          9          Board of directors meetings          November 1979

3          10          Board of directors meetings          May 1980

3          11          Board of directors meetings          May 1980

3          12          Board of directors meetings          October 1980

3          13          Board of directors meetings          October 1980

3          14          Board of directors meetings          October 1980

3          15          Board of directors meetings          May 1981

3          16          Board of directors meetings          May 1981

3          17          Board of directors meetings          May 1981

3          18          Board of directors meetings          May 1981

3          19          Board of directors meetings          November 1981

3          20          Board of directors meetings          November 1981

3          21          Board of directors meetings          May 1982

3          22          Board of directors meetings          May 1982

3          23          Board of directors meetings          May 1982

3          24          Board of directors meetings          May 1982

3          25          Board of directors meetings          November 1982

3          26          Board of directors meetings          November 1982

3          27          Board of directors meetings          November 1982

4          1          Board of directors meetings          November 1982

4          2          Board of directors meetings          November 1982

4          3          Board of directors meetings          November 1982

4          4          Board of directors meetings          May 1983

4          5          Board of directors meetings          May 1983

4          6          Board of directors meetings          May 1983

4          7          Board of directors meetings          May 1983

4          8          Board of directors meetings          November 1983

4          9          Board of directors meetings          November 1983

4          10          Board of directors meetings          November 1983

4          11          Board of directors meetings          November 1983

4          12          Board of directors meetings          May 1984

4          13          Board of directors meetings          May 1984

4          14          Board of directors meetings          May 1984

4          15          Board of directors meetings          May 1984

4          16          Board of directors meetings          November 1984

4          17          Board of directors meetings          February 1985

4          18          Board of directors meetings          February 1985

4          19          Board of directors meetings          May 1985

4          20          Board of directors meetings          November 1985

4          21          Board of directors meetings          February 1986

4          22          Board of directors meetings          May 1986

4          23          Board of directors meetings          November 1986

4          24          Board of directors meetings          February 1987

4          25          Board of directors meetings          May 1987

4          26          Board of directors meetings          November 1987

4          27          Board of directors meetings          February 1988

4          28          Board of directors meetings          April 1988

4          29          Board of directors meetings          November 1988

4          30          Board of directors meetings          February 1989

5          1          Board of directors meetings          May 1989

5          2          Board of directors meetings          November 1989

5          3          Board of directors meetings          February 1990

5          4          Board of directors meetings          February 1990

5          5          Board of directors meetings          May 1990

5          6          Board of directors meetings          May 1990

5          7          Board of directors meetings          November 1990

5          8          Board of directors meetings          February 1991

5          9          Board of directors meetings          February 1991

5          10          Board of directors meetings          May 1991

5          11          Board of directors meetings          May 1991

5          12          Board of directors meetings          October 1991

5          13          Board of directors meetings          October 1991

5          14          Board of directors meetings          February 1992

5          15          Board of directors meetings          February 1992

5          16          Board of directors meetings          May 1992

5          17          Board of directors meetings          February 1993

5          18          Board of directors meetings          April 1993

5          19          Board of directors meetings          November 1993

5          20          Board of directors meetings          February 1994

5          21          Board of directors meetings          April 1994

5          22          Board of directors meetings          August 1994

5          23          Board of directors meetings          October 1994

5          24          Board of directors meetings          February 1995

5          25          Board of directors meetings          April 1994

5          26          Board of directors meetings          August 1995

5          27          Board of directors meetings          October 1995

5          28          Board of directors meetings          April 1996

Subseries 1.7:  Executive Committee Meetings, 1955-1993

5          29          Executive committee meetings          January 1955

5          30          Executive committee meetings          August 1965

5          31          Executive committee meetings          February 1966

5          32          Executive committee meetings          April 1966

5          33          Executive committee meetings          July 1966

5          34          Executive committee meetings          September 1966

5          35          Executive committee meetings          November 1966

5          36          Executive committee meetings          January 1967

5          37          Executive committee meetings          April 1967

5          38          Executive committee meetings          October 1967

5          39          Executive committee meetings          February 1968

5          40          Executive committee meetings          April 1968

5          41          Executive committee meetings          October 1968

5          42          Executive committee meetings          March 1969

5          43          Executive committee meetings          April 1969

5          44          Executive committee meetings          October 1971

5          45          Executive committee meetings          February 1972

5          46          Executive committee meetings          September 1972

5          47          Executive committee meetings          January 1973

5          48          Executive committee meetings          March 1973

5          49          Executive committee meetings          April 1973

5          50          Executive committee meetings          May 1973

5          51          Executive committee meetings          August 1973

6          1          Executive committee meetings          February 1974

6          2          Executive committee meetings          January 1975

6          3          Executive committee meetings          April 1975

6          4          Executive committee meetings          May 1975

6          5          Executive committee meetings          August 1975

6          6          Executive committee meetings          February 1976

6          7          Executive committee meetings          July 1976

6          8          Executive committee meetings          August 1976

6          9          Executive committee meetings          January 1977

6          10          Executive committee meetings          August 1977

6          11          Executive committee meetings          February 1978

6          12          Executive committee meetings          November 1978

6          13          Executive committee meetings          December 1978

6          14          Executive committee meetings          January 1979

6          15          Executive committee meetings (minutes only)          February 1980

6          16          Executive committee meetings          August 1980

6          17          Executive committee meetings          January 1981

6          18          Executive committee meetings          February 1981

6          19          Executive committee meetings          July 1981

6          20          Executive committee meetings          August 1981

6          21          Executive committee meetings          September 1981

6          22          Executive committee meetings          October 1981

6          23          Executive committee meetings          November 1981

6          24          Executive committee meetings          January 1982

6          25          Executive committee meetings          February 1982

6          26          Executive committee meetings          July 1982

6          27          Executive committee meetings          August 1982

6          28          Executive committee meetings          December 1982

6          29          Executive committee meetings          January 1983

6          30          Executive committee meetings          February 1983

6          31          Executive committee meetings          March 1983

6          32          Executive committee meetings          May 1983

6          33          Executive committee meetings          July 1983

6          34          Executive committee meetings          August 1983

6          35          Executive committee meetings          September 1983

6          36          Executive committee meetings          December 1983

6          37          Executive committee meetings          January 1984

6          38          Executive committee meetings          February 1984

6          39          Executive committee meetings          March 1984

6          40          Executive committee meetings          July 1984

6          41          Executive committee meetings          August 1984

6          42          Executive committee meetings          August 1985

6          43          Executive committee meetings          August 1986

6          44          Executive committee meetings          July 1987

6          45          Executive committee meetings          August 1987

6          46          Executive committee meetings          July 1988

6          47          Executive committee meetings          August 1988

6          48          Executive committee meetings          August 1989

6          49          Executive committee meetings          August 1990

6          50          Executive committee meetings          August 1991

6          51          Executive committee meetings          August 1992

6          52          Executive committee meetings          August 1993

Subseries 1.8:  Business (Membership) Meetings, 1970-1991

6          53          Business (membership) meetings          1970-1977

6          54          Business (membership) meetings          1972, 1974-1975

6          55          Business (membership) meetings          1984-1989

6          56          Business (membership) meetings          1990-1994

6          57          Business (membership) meetings          1991

Subseries 1.9:  House of Delegates Meetings, 1985

6          58          House of Delegates meetings          1985

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-1987

Series 2 contains two subseries.  The first subseries of correspondence to and from PPTA is arranged chronologically, for the years 1970-1987. The bulk of correspondence is chronological. The second subseries is by subject, of which there are 11 different matters. Most of this correspondence dates from the early- to mid-1980s.

Subseries 2.1:  Correspondence: chronological, 1970-1987

7          1          Correspondence: chronological          1970-1975

7          2          Correspondence: chronological          January-June 1976

7          3          Correspondence: chronological          July-December 1976

7          4          Correspondence: chronological          January-June 1977

7          5          Correspondence: chronological          July-December 1977

7          6          Correspondence: chronological          1978

7          7          Correspondence: chronological          1979

7          8          Correspondence: chronological          January-June 1980

7          9          Correspondence: chronological          July-December 1980

7          10          Correspondence: chronological          January-June 1981

7          11          Correspondence: chronological          July-September 1981

7          12          Correspondence: chronological          October 1981

7          13          Correspondence: chronological          November 1981

7          14          Correspondence: chronological          December 1981

7          15          Correspondence: chronological          January 1982

7          16          Correspondence: chronological          January 1982

7          17          Correspondence: chronological          February 1982

7          18          Correspondence: chronological          March 1982

7          19          Correspondence: chronological          April 1982

7          20          Correspondence: chronological          May 1982

7          21          Correspondence: chronological          June 1982

7          22          Correspondence: chronological          July 1982

7          23          Correspondence: chronological          August 1982

7          24          Correspondence: chronological          September 1982

7          25          Correspondence: chronological          October 1982

7          26          Correspondence: chronological          November 1982

7          27          Correspondence: chronological          December 1982

7          28          Correspondence: chronological          January 1983

7          29          Correspondence: chronological          February 1983

7          30          Correspondence: chronological          February 1983

7          31          Correspondence: chronological          March 1983

7          32          Correspondence: chronological          March 1983

8          1          Correspondence: chronological          April 1983

8          2          Correspondence: chronological          April 1983

8          3          Correspondence: chronological          May 1983

8          4          Correspondence: chronological          June 1983

8          5          Correspondence: chronological          June 1983

8          6          Correspondence: chronological          July 1983

8          7          Correspondence: chronological          August 1983

8          8          Correspondence: chronological          September 1983

8          9          Correspondence: chronological          October 1983

8          10          Correspondence: chronological          November 1983

8          11          Correspondence: chronological          December 1983

8          12          Correspondence: chronological          January-March 1984

8          13          Correspondence: chronological          April-June 1984

8          14          Correspondence: chronological          July-September 1984

8          15          Correspondence: chronological          October-December 1984

8          16          Correspondence: chronological          1985

8          17          Correspondence: chronological          1986

8          18          Correspondence: chronological          1987

Subseries 2.2:  Correspondence: by subject, 1970-1987

8          19          Byers, Jean          Undated

8          20          Elections          1981-1986

8          21          Electromyography and Electroneuromyography          1970-1987

8          22          Employment opportunities          1980-1982

8          23          Employment opportunities          1983

8          24          Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness          Undated

8          25          Legislation          1983-1984

8          26          Legislation          January-June 1985

8          27          Legislation          July-December 1985

8          28          Legislation          1986-1987

8          29          Licensing complaints          July 1981-April 1987

8          30          Licensing complaints          May 1987-February 1988

8          31          Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy          1985-1986

8          32          Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society          1983-1984

8          33          Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society          1985-1990

8          34          Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Therapy, Inc.          1986

8          35          Statewide Health Coordinator Council          1975-1976

Series 3: Financial, 1962-1984

Series 3 contains selected budgets, permits, reports, invoices and liability certificates. This series consists of two subseries. The bulk of the correspondence, including letters to and from PPTA, is arranged chronologically. The remainder of correspondence is arranged by subject to maintain the original order of these records. Most of this correspondence pertains to matters related to the practice of the profession, rather than the operation of the chapter organization, such as electromyography, legislation and licensing complaints.

9          1          Budget          1981

9          2          Budget          1982

9          3          Budget          1983

9          4          Bulk Mail Permit          1979

9          5          Chapter Reports          1973-1974

9          6          Invoices          1980-1984

9          7          Invoices          1981-1983

9          8          Newsletter Rates and Report          1980

9          9          President’s Reports          1974-1977

9          10          Professional Liability Certificates          1962-1965

9          11          Treasurer’s Report          1973-1977

9          12          2nd Quarter Report          1980

Series 4: Conferences, 1968-1994

Series 4 consists mostly of annual conferences sponsored by PPTA for the years 1968 to 1992. The remainder is of other conferences, which includes PPTA seminars and forums, from 1979-1992. This series is separated into two types of PPTA conferences. The bulk of the material pertains to the annual conferences sponsored by PPTA. The remainder is arranged as “other” conferences, which include special PPTA seminars and forums. Materials include printed programs and other related materials, such as loose handouts and program planning notes. Both types of conference subseries are arranged chronologically. A revised annual conference manual dated 1985 is also included in this series, in a separate folder, as well as an undated guideline regarding the planning of “other" conferences.

Subseries 4.1:  Annual, 1968-1994

9          13          Annual          1968

9          14          Annual          1974, 1977, 1979

9          15          Annual          1976

9          16          Annual          1977

9          17          Annual          1980-1984

9          18          Annual          1982

9          19          Annual          1985

9          20          Conference Manual          1985

9          21          Annual          1986

9          22          Annual          1987

9          23          Annual          1988

9          24          Annual          1989

9          25          Annual          1990

9          26          Annual          1991

9          27          Annual          1992

9          28          Annual          1993

9          29          Annual          1994

Subseries 4.2:  Other, 1979-1992

9          30          Other          1979

9          31          Other          1981

9          32          Other          1984

9          33          Other          1991

9          34          Other          1992

9          35          Other          Undated

9          36          Guidelines          Undated

Series 5: American Physical Therapy Association, 1955-1992

This organization is the umbrella organization of the PPTA. One-third of the records (from approximately 1971-1987) relate to administrative aspects of the APTA, such as bylaws, board of director meetings and organizational structure. Chapter memoranda (from 1966-1976) comprise another third of the records. The remaining third includes correspondence, conference materials and various programs and issues (from approximately 1971-1987).

APTA is the national umbrella organization for the state physical therapy profession in the United States. This series focuses on the activities of APTA as it relates to the PPTA and other states, and contains the following: accreditation standards (1986), Board of Directors meetings notes (1971-1981), Bylaws (1971-1981) and a history of the national organization. Minutes of state meetings, chapter memoranda (1966-1976) as well as reports regarding conferences (1972-1977) and other meetings (1982-1987), correspondence (1972-1988) and laws, state regulations and licensing are included. Education folders include two categories: developing education programs and setting requirements.

Subseries 5.1:  Administration, 1955-1992

10          1          Accreditation Standards Administration          1986

10          2          Board of Directors Meetings          1971-1977

10          3          Bylaws          1971-1981

10          4          Community Health Section - Bylaws and Newsletter          Undated

10          5          Executive Committee Minutes          1973-1977

10          6          History          1992

10          7          Meetings - Peer Review Organization          1974-1974

10          8          Minutes - House of Delegates          1973-1977

10          9          Organization Structure 4-8          1987

10          10          Personnel          Undated

10          11          Reports          February 1982

10          12          Reports, Chapter Guidelines          1955

Subseries 5.2:  Chapter Memoranda, 1966-1976

10          13          Memoranda          1966

10          14          Memoranda          1967

10          15          Memoranda          1968

10          16          Memoranda          1969

10          17          Memoranda          1970

10          18          Memoranda          1971

10          19          Memoranda          1972

10          20          Memoranda          1973

10          21          Memoranda          1974

10          22          Memoranda          1975

10          23          Memoranda          1976

Subseries 5.3:  Conferences, 1972-1986

10          24          Conferences          1972

10          25          Conferences          1973

10          26          Conferences          1974

10          27          Conferences          1975

10          28          Conferences          1976

10          29          Conferences          1977

10          30          House of Delegates, Handbook          1982

10          31          House of Delegates, Handbook          1986

10          31          NCSL Annual Meeting report          1987

10          33          Conferences, Other          1981

Subseries 5.4:  Correspondence, 1972-1988

10          34          Correspondence          1972-1977

10          35          Correspondence          1981-1982

10          36          Correspondence          1983

10          37          Correspondence          1984

10          38          Correspondence          January-June 1985

10          39          Correspondence          July-September 1985

10          40          Correspondence          October-December 1985

10          41          Correspondence          January-June 1986

10          42          Correspondence          July-December 1986

10          43          Correspondence          1987

10          44          Correspondence          1988

Subseries 5.5:  Education, 1971-1980

11          1          Education          1971

11          2          Education          1973-1977

11          3          Dev. Education Programs          1977

11          4          Dev. Education Programs          1979

11          5          Harcum Junior College          1980

Subseries 5.6:  Educational Requirements for Foreign Trained PTs, 1981-1987

11          6          Educational Requirements for Foreign Trained PTs          1981-1982

11          7          Educational Requirements for Foreign Trained PTs          1983

11          8          Educational Requirements for Foreign Trained PTs          1987

Subseries 5.7:  Miscellaneous, 1974-1975

11          9          B.V. Clemons          1974-1975

11          10          GEICO          Undated

11          11          Laws, State Regulations and Licensing          Undated

11          12          Physical Therapy Aides and Assistants          Undated

Series 6: State Board of Physical Therapy, 1975-1992

Series 6 reflects the Board’s focus on licensing and regulation of the practice of physical therapy, such as legal reports (1977-1992, incomplete) and regulations (1984-1991). There is also a subseries of the State Board of Chiropractic (1989-1991).                         

The State Board of Physical Therapy, located in Harrisburg, is the main organization in licensing and regulation of physical therapists for Pennsylvania. Included in this series are examinations, legal reports (1977-1992), meeting materials (1989-90), minutes (1990) and regulations (1984-1991). Other documents relate to and are arranged in specific issues/topics, including the State Board of Chiropractic (1989-1991), electroneuromyography (1982-1992), Athletic Trainers’ Advisory Committee (1989), as well as miscellaneous documents. The State Board of Chiropractic subseries includes documentation of the sometimes contentious relationship between chiropractors and physical therapists.

Subseries 6.1:  Legal Reports, 1977-1992

11          13          Legal Reports          1977, 1984, 1987, 1989

11          14          Legal Reports          1985-1992

11          15          Legal Reports          1992

11          16          Legal Reports          1992

11          17          Legal Reports          1992

11          18          Legal Reports          1192

11          19          Meetings          1989-90

11          20          Minutes          1990

Subseries 6.2:  Regulations, 1975-1992

11          21          Regulations          1984-1985

11          22          Regulations          1985, 1988

11          23          Regulations          1986-1992

11          24          Regulations          1988-1992

11          25          Regulations          1989-1990

11          26          Regulations          1991

11          27          Report of Athletic Trainers’ Advisory Comm.          1989

11          28          State Board of Chiropractic          1989

11          29          State Board of Chiropractic          1989-1990

11          30          State Board of Chiropractic          1991

11          31          State Board of P.T. Examiners          1975-1977

11          32          Electroneuromyography          Undated

11          33          Miscellaneous          Undated

11          34          Miscellaneous          Undated

11          35          Miscellaneous          Undated

11          36          Miscellaneous          Undated

Series 7:  Publications, 1980-1985

Series 7 consists of publications of the PPTA as well as other organizations. This series includes publications produced by PPTA, particularly the printed programs for its seminars and conferences, as well as publications produced by other organizations. Reprints of the PPTA newsletter are also included, dating from 1980 to 1995.

Subseries 7.1:  PPTA Publications

12                    PPTA Publications          undated

Subseries 7.2:  Other Organizations’ Publications

12                    Other Organizations’ Publications

Series 8:  Awards and Certificates, Exhibit and Audiovisual, 1966-1984

Most of the material in this series is from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. Included are achievement awards (1977-1978), Lucky Blair Service Awards (1975-1980), miscellaneous awards and plaques (1976-1984), one video, titled “Direct Access" and a promotional button, as well as the governor’s signing of an act for Physical Therapy Week in 1966. There are three folders containing photo reproductions for an exhibit (no date), an award plaque, a video on Direct Access and a “Let’s Get Physical” button.

13          1          Annual Achievement          1977

13          2          Annual Achievement Award          1977-1978

13          3          Lucky Blair Service Award          1975-1980

13          4          Recognition Award Committee          1982-1984

13          5          Copy of Photo of Governor          1966

13          6          Miscellaneous Awards          1976, 1979, 1984

13          7          Exhibit          Undated

13          8          Exhibit          Undated

13          9          Exhibit          Undated

13          10          Low Net/Low Gross Plaque          1972-1976

13          11          Video, Direct Access          Undated

13          12          Let’s Get Physical Button          Undated

Series 9: Miscellaneous, 1972-1985

Series 9 contains items that do not fall easily into other categories because of their format or order.  Subseries include: Legislation/Regulations (1971-1985), Education (1971-1981) and Professional Standards Review Organizations (1972-1976).

Included in Legislation/Regulations (1971-1985) are discussions and correspondence relative to legislation and regulations affecting various professions within the practice of physical therapy. Direct dealings with the State Board of Physical Therapy or the American Physical Therapy Association concerning legislation and regulations can be found under both series under their own listings. The subseries Education (1971-1981) contains information mainly on continuing education. The Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO) (1972-1976) was set up to improve the quality of healthcare through peer review. Included in the subseries is correspondence and reference to two Pennsylvania PSROs: Allegheny (Pittsburgh) and Philadelphia. Included in the Miscellaneous Series are folders on: Health Policy Institute Manpower Survey (Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1982); Map of Pennsylvania and Hospital Directory (1974); Profile of Physical Therapists, 1978; Rehabilitation Services, 1976; and Report of the closing of the School of Allied Medical Professions (University of Pennsylvania), 1976-1977.

14          1          Legislation/Regulations          1973-1975

14          2          Legislation/Regulations          1974-1976

14          3          Legislation/Regulations          1975

14          4          Legislation/Regulations          1976

14          5          Legislation/Regulations          1976

14          6          Legislation/Regulations          1977-1978

14          7          Legislation/Regulations          1980-1981

14          8          Legislation/Regulations          1981

14          9          Legislation/Regulations          1981-1985

14          10          Legislation/Regulations          1984-1985

14          11          Education          1973-1975

14          12          Education          1976

14          13          Education          1977

14          14          Education          1981

14          15          Education          1988

Subseries 7.1:  Professional Standards Review Organization, 1972-1982

14          16          Professional Standards Review Organization          1972-1974

14          17          Professional Standards Review Organization          1974

14          18          Professional Standards Review Organization          1974

14          19          Professional Standards Review Organization          1975

14          20          Professional Standards Review Organization          1975

14          21          Professional Standards Review Organization          1975

14          22          Maps of PA and Hospital Directory          1974

14          23          Rehabilitation Services          1976

14          24          University of Pennsylvania, Phase Out          1976-1977

14          25          Profile of Physical Therapists          1978

14          26          Health Policy Institute, Manpower Survey Issues          1982