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The Collection: Oral Histories/Archives from The Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement

Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Disability

The Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement collection, based out of the University of California  Berkeley’s website, consists 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. [Publisher’s description.]
These collections can be searched by an alphabetical listing of individuals and organizations, the geographic location of individuals and organizations, the organization name, or by research and study topics.

A good resource for those teachers looking to incorporate disability history into their curricula or for organizers trying to demonstrate the need for a Disability History week in their school districts.

One comment on “The Collection: Oral Histories/Archives from The Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement

  1. gn nagaraj on

    I am an activist of disability movement and parent of a cerebral palsy son from Bangalore. It was of great help to learn about the history of movement.

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