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Attendant in the Cowell Residence Program, wheelchair technologist, and participant/observer of Berkeley's disability community, 1967-1990s / 2000.
BANC MSS 2001/56 c; Motion Picture 933 D; Phonotape 3128 C:1-14
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Title:

Attendant in the Cowell Residence Program, wheelchair technologist, and participant/observer of Berkeley's disability community, 1967-1990s / 2000
Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Grimes, Charles A., 1942-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Landes, David L. (David Lamont), 1941-2008, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Early experiences with disability; attendant at Cowell Hospital Residence Program, UC Berkeley, 1967-1971, with reflections on John Hessler and Ed Roberts; the Rolling Quads; politics of 1960s, refusing draft induction; disabled students' relationship with the Dept. of Rehabilitation; mechanical problems with wheelchairs, beds, medical devices; Physically Disabled Students Program, UC Berkeley, 1971-1979: affirmative action, transportation, architectural adaptations, staff tensions; connection between civil rights and disability rights; founding of Center for Independent Living: wheelchair repair shop, computer training, relations with Office of Education; Berkeley Outreach Recreation Program; Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund's Section 504 Trainings, 1980s; reflections on disability rights movement on Berkeley campus and Bay Area; relations with campus staff and faculty, Eleanor Smith, Betty Nealy, Fred Collington; disability community leaders, Mary Lou Breslin, Susan O'Hara, Donald Lorence, Zona Roberts, others.

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

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Cowell Memorial Hospital (Berkeley, Calif.). -- Residence Program.
Rolling Quads.
University of California, Berkeley. -- Physically Disabled Students Program.
Center for Independent Living.
Berkeley Outreach Recreation Program.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.
People with disabilities -- California -- Berkeley
College students with disabilities -- California -- Berkeley
People with disabilities -- Political activity
People with disabilities -- Care -- California -- Berkeley
People with disabilities -- Services for -- California -- Berkeley

Note:

Charles A. Grimes ; an interview conducted by David Landes, 1998. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley,
Forms part of: Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement oral history series.
Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3128 C:1-14.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xxi, 131 p.) : port. ; 29 cm.
14 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z135g
BANC MSS 2001/56 c
Motion Picture 933 D
Phonotape 3128 C:1-14

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z135g