The records that archivists choose to collect shape our historical knowledge in significant ways. Prior to the 1960s, the archival profession collected records that reflected history as the story of the privileged few. Beginning with the new social history of the 1960s, archivists branched out and collected records of under-represented groups such as labor, women, and minorities. Yet one group has been neglected in this effort to more completely document our nation’s past—the disabled. [read the complete Introduction]
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