Library: Overview

Description of Library Materials

Our collections - Documents and Visual Stills - are associated with the cultural and social history of people with disabilities across the lifespan and diagnosis categories. The records here illuminate everyday practices, dominant ideologies, and alternative perspectives. You will find individual voices as well as the opinions and rhetoric of groups. Sometimes you will discover items that are simply unique. Medical history finds a place when the subject is relevant to our Education programs. Most, but not all, of the Collections' records were produced in the United States from 1800 to the present.

We are actively developing the Library and welcome suggestions of artifacts that are in keeping with our Collection Development Strategy.

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