A few weeks ago I posted about one of the first research projects into Conductive Education, headed by Laird Heal at Wisconsin University in the United States, and published in 4 volumes in 1972.
In Volume 1 there is mention of an hour long video tape that could be purchased. In the hope that it might still be available I wrote to the Library and asked. Eric Jennings, Outreach Coordinator & Instruction Librarian, responded very quickly and told me that he would check this out with the help of his colleagues.
On Friday I received an email regretfully reporting their failure to find any trace of it. After such a long time it is not surprising as libraries need to constantly ‘weed’ their stock due to restricted space, and technology has moved on somewhat – I think I may be one of the few people who still has a working video player! Also the university was not involved in Conductive Education again.
Still, at least we all had a good go at tracing it and he said if it did turn up at a later date he would let me know.
Libraries cannot keep everything forever. This shows how important it is to keep safe Conductive Education material in all formats for the future and any equipment needed to access it.
If by any chance someone has a copy of this or has watched it, please do let me know!