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Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection, 1836-2013

Collector:
Medicine and Science, Division of, (NMAH, SI)
Ott, Katherine
Creator:
Brody, Lee
Mace, Ronald L
Hindson, Edna R
Donor:
Lindahl, Lisa
Physical description:
40 cu. ft. : 85 boxes; 1 oversize folder
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Audio cassettes
Awards
Bibliographies
Brochures
Catalogs
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Guidebooks
Interviews
Legal records
Magazines (periodicals)
Manuals
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Patents
Photographs
Posters
Publications
Scrapbooks
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Videocassettes
Yearbooks
Date:
1836
1836-2013
19th century
20th century
21st century
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection, 1836-2013, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Associations, institutions, etc
Asylums
Blindness
Braille
Charities, medical
Deafness
Disabilities
Hearing
Rehabilitation
Closed captioning
Children with disabilities
Humanitarianism
People with disabilities
People with disabilities-Employment
People with disabilities-Trasnportation-Arizona
Poliomyelitis
TTY/TDD (Telecommunications devices for the deaf)
Universal design
Wheelchairs
Epilepsy
Local number:
2016.3153 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research, with the following restrictions: Hindson, Edna R., Oral History Transcript, 2004, Box 84, Folder 22, Restricted; Mace, Ronald L. Post-Polio Evaluation, 1987, Box 43, Folder 8, Restricted; Universal Design, Adaptive Environments, Interview Transcripts, 2000, Box 21, Folder 1, Restricted. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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