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Texas Archives Month 2021 Poster - Documenting Disability History in Texas

An image of the 2021 Archives Month Poster containing the followng: Texas Archives Month 2021 Documenting Disability History in Texas Our historical collections reflect the spectrum of roles those with disabilities have played in American society. Texas archives also capture the ways in which governments, organizations, and institutions have identified, responded to, and provided resources for disabled individuals and groups. Of special note is the Texas Disability History Collection at the University of Texas at Arlington, where members of the university community were instrumental in advancing disability rights on college campuses. Learn more about Texas repositories with materials documenting disability history at www.thrab.org (or scan the code for more information). Photo of woman and her guide dog. Anita Blair and Fawn, C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department, The University of Texas at El Paso Photo of nurse standing in a room of empty beds. Documentary, In a Strange Land, 1956, Hogg Foundation for  mental Health  Photo of three men in wheelchairs on a basketball court. Jim Hayes with two other athletes, Texas Disability History Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Special Collections  Photo of people sitting in chairs and people standing behind them. Harp Class for the Blind, 1962, Fort Worth Public Library Archives  Photo of a man using a walker shaking hands with another man. Senator Criss Cole, 1970, Texas State Library and Archives Commission  Photo of the front of a building. Texas Institute for the Blind, 1894, Texas State Library and Archives Commission  Sponsored by the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Funding provided by the National Historical Publications and records Commission.

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Texas Archives Document Disability History

Our historical collections reflect the spectrum of roles those with disabilities have played in American society. Texas archives also capture the ways in which governments, organizations, and institutions have identified, responded to, and provided resources for disabled individuals and groups. Of special note is the Texas Disability History Collection at the University of Texas at Arlington, where members of the university community were instrumental in advancing disability rights on college campuses.


Spotlight on Collections

Texas Disability History Collection (University of Texas at Arlington Special Collections)
https://library.uta.edu/txdisabilityhistory "" 


Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Archives (University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement)  
https://hogg.utexas.edu/who-we-are/history ""  

The Hogg Foundation: A Historical Perspective video
Presented by Bill Bush
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health 2016

 

Documentary: In a Strange Land video
As part of a larger campaign the reform and modernize the state hospital system in Texas, the Hogg Foundation presented its own vision for mental health services in April 1956, with the release of In a Strange Land.


C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department  (University of Texas at El Paso)  

Photograph of Anita Blair in a floral print dress with a curtain behind her and her guide dog. Anita Blair 01. Samuel Fant photograph collection, PH056, C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department. The University of Texas at El Paso Library.
Anita Blair 01. Samuel Fant photograph collection, PH058,
C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department.
The University of Texas at El Paso Library.

Photograph Anita Blair in a polka dot dress and a wide brim hat with a curtain behind her and with her guide dog. Anita Blair 02. Samuel Fant photograph collection, PH056, C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department. The University of Texas at El Paso Library.
Anita Blair 02. Samuel Fant photograph collection, PH058,
C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department.
The University of Texas at El Paso Library.

Anita Blair (1916-2010), a safety activist elected to serve as a representative to the Texas state legislature in 1952, was the first blind woman elected to any state legislature in the United States.
 
Anita Blair Papers
https://scholarworks.utep.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1172&context=finding_aid ""

Samuel Fant Photograph Collection:
https://scholarworks.utep.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1209&context=finding_aid ""
 


Texas State Library and Archives Commission


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Past Archives Month Posters

2017

2017 Texas Archives Month: Texas and the Great War: Over There and Online.

2016

2016 Texas Archives Month Poster: Archives Have the Answers! You Provide the Questions

2015

2015 Texas Archives Month Poster: Texas Takes Action to Preserve Our Moving Memories

2014

2014 Texas Archives Month Poster: Defend our Digital Heritage!

 

 

2013

2013 Texas Archives Month: Deep in the Heart of Texas

 

2012

Texas Archives Month poster 2012

 

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