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Disability History Resources

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  • EveryBody: An Artifact History of
    Disability in America Visit Website
    People with disabilities have been present throughout American history. Many stories and events related to people with disabilities never make it into the history books or shared public memories. Familiar concepts and events such as citizenship, work, and wars become more complicated, challenge our assumptions about what counts as history, and transform our connection with each other when viewed from the historical perspective of people with disabilities, America’s largest minority.
  • Halderman v. Pennhurst:
    A Turning Point In Disability Rights Visit Website
    Terri Lee Halderman was a resident with minor disabilities at Pennhurst State School and Hospital in Spring City, Pennsylvania. In 1974, she filed a case against Pennhurst with a complaint that the conditions were unsanitary, inhumane, and dangerous.
  • Disability Studies:
    Information and Resources Visit Website
    This information package reflects the diversity of the field of Disability Studies. We have included contributions representing different disability groups, perspectives, and disciplines. The information package is divided into nine sections.
  • UC Berkeley – Disability Rights and
    Independent Living MovementVisit Website
    A collection of more than 100 oral histories with leaders and shapers of the disability rights and independent living movement from the 1960s onward and an extensive archive of personal papers of activists and records of key organizations.

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