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Scholarly Works and Historical Publications, Presentations, Videos, and Artifacts

Introduction and Submission Guidelines

This page contains an alphabetized list of historical videos, dissertations, peer-reviewed journal articles, other published works, and in memoriams. To access full texts of some of the resources published by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), you will need to be an AOTA member.

Get Involved

This compilation of historical scholarly publications, other significant published works, and tributes to occupational therapy's deceased leaders is a work in progress. If you would like to contribute to this project, contact the OTL&LS Administrator at [email protected] to propose works that can be considered to add to this site. An artifact release form is required for all personal artifacts that will be directly posted on the OTL&LS website. All completed forms will need to be signed, dated, and submitted to [email protected].

Historical Publications

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AOTA Constitution, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policies, Task Force Reports, and Other Related Governance Documents

Official AOTA Documents

AOTA New Governance Approach (n.d.) (AOTA member-only content prompt), AOTA Governance Chart (2020), and AOTA Department Organizational Chart (2020)

Proposed New Bylaws (2022) and Current Bylaws with Track Changes Indicating All Edits, Additions, and Deletions (2022) (AOTA member-only content prompts)

Comparison of AOTA's Proposed Bylaws and Current Bylaws (2022) (AOTA member-only content prompt)

Report of the Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures Committee (BPPC) to the Board of Directors, February 2022 (AOTA member-only content prompt)

Report of the AOTA Governance Enhancement Task Force Report, 2021 (AOTA member-only content prompt)

AOTA Credentials Review and Accountability Committee (CRAC) SOP (2020) (AOTA member-only content prompt)

Relationship of AOTA and ACOTE (April 2020)

AOTA Special Task Force Report on External Issues Related to OT and OTA Entry Levels (2019)

2019 Policy Manual

The Articles of Incorporation of The American Occupational Therapy Association (2017)

AOTA Agenda Committee SOPs (2017) (AOTA member-only content prompt)

The AOTA 2016 Annual Business Meeting (AOTA member-only content or pay-per-view access prompt)

2016 Report of the Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures Committee (BPPC)

Summary of Articles and Bylaws Revisions, 2016 (AOTA member-only content or pay-per-view access prompt)

Summary of Articles and Bylaws Revisions, 2013 (AOTA member-only content or pay-per-view access prompt)

Council of the District of Columbia (2011): The link to the full text of the Code of the District of Columbia Chapter 4. Nonprofit Corporations Sub Section 29 is publicly available. The four sections that may be of most interest are provided below:

Summary of 2009 Bylaws Amendments (AOTA member-only content or pay-per-view access prompt)

Official Bylaws of The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. 2001 (AOTA member-only content or pay-per-view access prompt)

AOTA Procedural Manual

Additional Related Documents

In Memoriams

Claudia Kay Allen: Allen Cognitive Group

M. Joy Anderson: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

A. Jean Ayres: AJOT

Lois Barber: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

George Edward Barton: Editorial

Karen Natalie Johnson Battle: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Robert Kendall Bing:AJOT

Jane Case-Smith:AJOT, AJOT,OTJR

Albert Copolillo: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Florence Cromwell: OT Practice

William Rush Dunton, Jr.: American Journal of Psychiatry

Virginia Chandler-Dykes: Online Obituary and OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Melanie Ellexson: The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Cynthia Epstein: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Gail Fidler: AJOT

Geraldine L. Finn: Personal Correspondence

Mary Fiorentino: AJOT

Mary Foto: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Azela Katherine Gohl-Giese: Cease Funeral Home

Ann Patricia Grady: AOTF and OT Practice

Louise Green: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Cindy Hahn: Dignity Memorial Obituary

Herbert James Hall: Editorial

Ruth Hansen: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Jim Hinojosa: The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy and News from AOTA

DeLana K. Honaker: The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy and Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors

Alice Jantzen: AJOT

Winifred Kahmann: AJOT

Thomas Bessell Kidner: AHA

Gary Kielhofner:AJOT and OTJR

Lorna Jean King: AJOT

Julia Lathrop: Chicago Daily Tribune and Book Excerpt by Jane Addams

Patricia Laurencelle: Craig Funeral Home

Sidney Licht: American Journal of Physical Medicine

Anne MacRae: OT Practice

Mary Will McKenzie: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Henrietta McNary: AJOT

Adolf Meyer: Mental Hygiene

Cordelia Meyers: AJOT

Maralynne Mitcham: AJOT

Josephine Moore: OT Practice

Barbara E. Neuhas: OT Practice

Kenneth Ottenbacher: Legacy Remembers Obituary

Mary Reilly: CFOT and OT Practice

Mildred Ross: Personal Correspondence (posted by the Connecticut OT Association) and OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Jane Davis Rourk: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Mary Alice Sands: Coastal Cremations and Funeral Care

Karen Elisabeth Michaelsen Schanzenbacher: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Eleanor Clarke Slagle: The American Journal of Psychiatry in Women Building Chicago

Nancy Snyder Lieftinck: The Columbus Dispatch

Jeanne Solomon: OT Practice (AOTA is the copyright holder and this publication cannot be duplicated or shared without permission from the AOTA)

Col. Eloise Strand: Obituary and AMEDD Museum Foundation Monitor

Mary P. Taugher: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Susan E. Tracy: Editorial

Ruth Brunyate Weimer: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health and Chestertown Article

Carlotta Welles: OT Practice and USC

Wilma West: The Washington Post

Muriel Zimmerman: OT Practice

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