Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection, 1836-2015
Medicine and Science, Division of, (NMAH, SI)
Mace, Ronald L
Hindson, Edna R
40 cu. ft. : 85 boxes; 1 oversize folder
This collection consists of archival materials compiled by National Museum of American History Curator Katherine Ott, on numerous subjects relating to disability and the rights of the disabled. Material types include: recorded interviews; a scrapbook kept by the mother of a woman, Edna Hindson, with polio, 1946-1951; papers and materials compiled by Lee Brody, relating to the development of the TTY telecommunication device for the deaf; papers, especially those of Ronald Mace, relating to the universal design movement; papers relating to Lisa Lindahl and her work as an activist on epilepsy; materials (such as articles, posters, guidebooks) relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; printed materials (such as pamphlets, brochures, newsletters and magazines) from associations, foundations and charities connected with specific disabilities; catalogs of products, such as wheelchairs, available for persons with disabilities; patents for assistive products for disabled persons; product manuals; subject files (containing such things as trade literature, newspaper clippings, and ephemera) on the subjects of blindness, hearing impairment and polio; educational materials about various disabilities, including posters, slide presentations, and audiovisual materials; reports and other papers relating to asylums and other institutions; yearbooks; guidebooks created for the disabled to navigate various facilities or places; photographs; miscellaneous correspondence, legal records, and ephemeral materials.
Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection, 1836-2015, Archives Center, National Museum of American History