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Tellatouch

Maker:
American Foundation for the Blind  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 25 cm x 24 cm; 3 1/8 in x 9 13/16 in x 9 7/16 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 27.305 cm x 27.305 cm
Object Name:
braille writer
Other Terms:
braille writer; Medicine
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
n.d.
Subject:
Braille  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
Credit Line:
American Foundation for the Blind
ID Number:
MG.306619.11
Catalog number:
306619.11
Accession number:
306619
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-725f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_727323

B-Roll: American Bison Exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-08-27T18:03:42.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_t6qGqF1p5uk

Access+Ability: The SoundShirt

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-12-15T06:00:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_QLwE0LgyVLw

Art Signs - Sunlight and Shadow

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-08-07T13:49:07.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_FoGUt52JZ_4

Art Signs - Among The Sierra Nevada, California

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-05-03T17:57:53.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_NDB6uMo3IHY

Art Signs - Sunflower III

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-05-03T18:10:57.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_aMzDQqdMZ70

Art Signs - Night in Bologna

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-05-03T15:46:25.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_pgNLyFpwcJE

Art Signs - Introduction

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-05-03T15:48:58.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:yt_q4usBBtLin8

Art Signs - Achelous and Hercules

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-05-03T17:56:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_yJ7tEQn75IM

The Wild Zappers

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-02-12T14:50:26.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_LIm6eKQR58M

Frances Parsons, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Deaf Educator

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-07-19T18:01:37.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_S64lBtXO8-E

Frances Parsons, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Deaf Educator

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-07-15T20:49:44.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_UNXQr4oyfJU

Margaritifera margaritifera

Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Belfast, Ireland, United Kingdom
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : JD-R24-C061-049
USNM Number:
431297
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3df531da9-5f12-44e8-9ba5-4ff38ed5af7b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12837987

Disakisperma eleusine (Nees) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow

Biogeographical Region:
27 - Southern Africa  Search this
Collector:
Jason R. Swallen  Search this
Place:
Near River Kei, rocky hills., South Africa, Africa
Collection Date:
8 Oct 1963
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Disakisperma eleusine (Nees) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow
Barcode:
04189957
USNM Number:
2432110
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38fdf8632-deaf-457f-8c72-b4c9ab4a09c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16266630

Castilleja haydenii (A. Gray) Cockerell

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Min. Elevation:
3810  Search this
Place:
Truchas Peak, Pecos River National Forest, New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
8 Aug 1908
Common name:
Hayden's Indian paintbrush
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Scrophulariaceae
Published Name:
Castilleja haydenii (A. Gray) Cockerell
Barcode:
03911998
USNM Number:
498863
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35a1c03df-e725-45ec-aee0-51b10fc948cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15636750

Cenchrus longisetus M.C. Johnst.

Biogeographical Region:
79 - Mexico Central  Search this
Collector:
Effraim Ildefonso Hern├índez-Xolocotzi  Search this
Place:
El Horno, Chapingo, Mexico, North America
Collection Date:
24 Aug 1946
Common name:
feathertop
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Cenchrus longisetus M.C. Johnst.
Pennisetum villosum Aiton ex Fresen.
Barcode:
00463193
USNM Number:
1962020
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
RapidMap
Mexican grasses
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31f3d21ab-4393-41fb-a6c4-a9b49ef73a9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2691750

Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection

Extent:
40 Cubic feet (85 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Valentines
Date:
1853-2015
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.
Scope and Contents:
The Disability Reference Collection represents a range of research materials acquired by curators Audrey Davis (1967-1996) and Katherine Ott (2002- ) and Janice Majewski (1978-2001), the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program in support of their collecting and exhibition work in the Division of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History.

Material includes scholarly and popular articles, advertisements, product literature, clippings, schematics, photographs, audio, video, and ephemera. Some materials were sent to Davis and Ott by members of the general public who heard about their work; others were purchased by Ott at flea markets and on e-Bay.

Combined with associated Archives Center collections and objects housed in the curatorial divisions at NMAH, this collection constitutes one of the largest and most significant sources on American disability history. It is especially strong in accessibility policy documents from the early days of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its implementation, and product trade literature of the 1980s and 1990s. The collection also has a rich selection of newsletters and magazines published for various disability sectors, such as the Toomey J Gazette on polio and Mainstream.

Each series represents a subject or type of material. Researchers should look across all series when examining a topic or type of material. For example, trade literature items for the disabled person are found not only in the dedicated series, but also in series specific to a particular disability (i.e. Blindness: Aids and Appliances). Another example is material on polio. Researchers should look in the dedicated series, but also in Series 9: Edna Hindson's Scrapbooks and Series 8: Ron Mace.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seventeen series.

Series 1: Blindness, 1945-2001

Series 2: Hearing, 1855-2009

Series 3: Polio, 1925-2008

Series 4: Universal Design, 1962-2006

Series 5: Subject Files, 1863-2008

Series 6: Americans with Disabilities Act: 1968-2015, undated

Series 7: Brody, Lee/TTY, 1941-2001

Series 8: Mace, Ron, 1950-1990

Series 9: Hindson, Edna R., 1946-1954, 1991, 2003

Series 10: Lindahl, Lisa, 1988-2001, undated

Series 11: Wheelchairs, 1853-2007

Series 12: Arizonans for Safe and Equal Access to Transportation, 1987-1992

Series 13: Printed Material, 1959-2013

Series 14: Trade Literature, 1971-2013

Series 15: Newspaper Clippings, 1973-2000

Series 16: Ephemera, 1866-2011, undated

Series 17: Audio Visual Materials, 1979-2005
Historical Note:
The Disability Reference Collection represents a range of research materials acquired by curators Audrey Davis (1967-1996) and Katherine Ott (2002-) in support of their collecting and exhibition work in the Divison of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The collection also contains material acquired by Janice Majewski (1978-2001), the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program.

Audrey Davis (1934-2006) was a NMAH curator from 1967 to 1996. Her interest and expertise in rehabilitation medicine, including prosthetics and orthotics, led to important three-dimensional collections in the Division of Medicine and Science. Davis did a series of showcases on such topics as hearing aids, artificial noses, and a large exhibition in 1973 entitled Triumph over Disability: the Development of Rehabilitation Medicine in the U.S.A., for the 50th anniversary of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. The exhibition was dedicated to Mary Elizabeth Switzer, an influential figure in the field. Katherine Ott joined the Division in 2001 as a permanent curator and broadened research to include pan-disability issues. Ott led exhibitions on the history of maxillofacial surgery (About Faces, 1998), The Disability Rights Movement (2000-2002), polio (Whatever Happened to Polio?, 2005-2006), HIV and Aids Thirty Years Ago (2011-2012); general disability history (EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America, 2013), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25, 2015). Ott received a grant in 2000 from NMAH's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation to study the history of Universal Design; this included the collection of supporting materials.

Janice Majewski was the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program. Her tenure lasted from 1978 to 2001. She gathered background on museums and accessibility, followed current events, consulted on museum projects around the United States, and received a constant flow of product literature from vendors hoping for a Smithsonian contract. Most of the assistive technology brochures, policy papers, and gray literature on accessibility came from her office.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Kevin M. Tuohy Papers (AC0317)

Milton S. Wirtz, D.D.S., Artificial Eye Collection (AC0501)

Van Phillips Video Oral History and Papers (AC0859)

Safko International, Inc. Records (AC0911)

Hariett Green Kopp Papers (AC1130)

Division of Science, Medicine and Society HIV/AIDS Reference Collection (AC1134)

Elaine Ostroff Universal Design Papers (AC1356)
Materials at Other Organizations

Rochester Institute for Technology Collections

Lee Brody TTY Collection, circa 1969-1989

Collection of TTY (text telephone) equipment, business records, posters, and awards relating to telecommunications pioneer Lee Brody. TTY phones allow the deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired to use the telephone to communicate.

Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives

The Harry G. Lang Collection on Early TTY History, 1947-1999

Collection of correspondence, news clippings, technical data, and other materials documenting the invention and first 15 years of the phone teletypewriter for the deaf.

North Carolina State University Libraries

Ronald L. Mace Papers, 1974-1998

Collection of correspondence, project reports, architectural drawings, videos, and publications.
Provenance:
The collection was assembled by curators Audrey Davis (1967-1996) and Katherine Ott (2002-) in support of their collecting and exhibition work in the Division of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History. The collection also contains material acquired by Janice Majewski, the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Medicine -- 1970-2000  Search this
Blindness  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
People with disabilities  Search this
Newspapers -- 20th century  Search this
Poliomyelitis  Search this
Deafness  Search this
wheelchairs  Search this
barrier-free design  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Valentines
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1319
See more items in:
Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1319
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Art Signs - The South Ledges, Appledore

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-08-07T13:03:48.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_afwSpMu8RkA

Ben Bahan and Rhonda Jennings share their ASL stories

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-07-26T18:39:16.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolklife
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_RREYXu552hw

Deaf Folklore at the 1981 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-09-27T19:06:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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