Contribute to the History of People with Disabilities.

Thomas Cagle (nh-adapt@juno.com)
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 07:40:36 -0400


Good morning,
This footnote I will include just as there is a halocaust museum we need
to help fill this area up at the Smithsonian. JFA whether you like them
or despise them has given us a place for a permanent area where PWD can
create a permanent site, got photo's of the cops rousting you? a menu
from a place you can't eat? a poem from a guy who rounds up cans for
thier living? 
Tom C
         
                        Justice For All

                        jfa@jfanow.org
 
         Contribute to the History of People with Disabilities.  

Please write to Laurie Block (lbjc@crocker.com) and Katherine Ott 
(ott@nmah.si.edu) with your perspective on the history of people with 
disabilities.  Katherine writes:
 
"As a curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian 
Institution, I am interested in documenting and preserving the history of

people with disabilities in the twentieth century.  I would like you to 
share your knowledge and experience to help us develop our museum 
collections in this area.  This questionnaire will provide important 
information.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.  Return to:

Katherine Ott
National Museum of American History, Room 5000
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560-0627
Email:  ott@nmah.si.edu
Fax:  202/633-9290

In your lifetime, what do you consider to be the two or three most 
important public events (at the regional or national level) related to 
the history of people with disabilities and why?

In your lifetime, whom do you consider to be the two or three most 
important public figures (at the national or regional level) who have had

an impact upon knowledge and understanding of people with disabilities 
and why?

In your lifetime, what do you consider to be the most important 
technologies, objects, or products related to increased access, increased

communication, or mobility for people with disabilities and why?  List as

many as you like.  If you have personal experience with any of the things

you list, we would like to know when you first encountered it and any 
information you may have about the inventor or developer, or you own use.

What do you think have been the most counterproductive events, objects, 
orpersons related to the history of people with disabilities and why?  
(It is important to record and study set-backs and backlash, too).

We are planning a small showcase exhibit about the ADA and its first 
decade.What do you believe have been the most important consequences of 
its passage in 1990?  What material, physical, or environmental changes 
do you believe have come about as a result of the ADA?

Other comments or observations (especially about people, places, events, 
objects).


-- 
Fred Fay
Chair, Justice For All
jfa@jfanow.org
http://www.jfanow.org

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