Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Cofounder and director of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, movement strategist : oral history transcript / 2000.
BANC MSS 2001/33 c; Motion Picture 926 D; Phonotape 3094 C:1-23
Collection Overview

Title:

Cofounder and director of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, movement strategist : oral history transcript / 2000
Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Breslin, Mary Lou, 1944-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

O'Hara, Susan, 1938-, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Family and childhood in Louisville, KY; contracting polio, 1955, and rehabilitation at Georgia Warm Springs Polio Foundation; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1962-1966; work for civil rights, anti-Vietnam war 1960s-1970s; job counselor, University of California, Berkeley Physically Disabled Students' Program; growth of Center for Independent Living: Disability Law Resource Center; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504: demonstrations in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., regulations, training, amendments; Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF): foundation, direction, funding, advocating in Washington D.C.; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990; reflections on disability rights movement leaders Robert Funk, Patrisha Wright, Judith Heumann and others; disability access to buildings, transportation, employment.

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-il
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.
University of California, Berkeley. -- Physically Disabled Students Program.
Center for Independent Living.
Center for Independent Living. -- Disability Law Resource Center.
United States.
People with disabilities -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Interviews
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc
Women with disabilities -- Interviews
People with disabilities -- Political activity
Poliomyelitis -- Patients -- Interviews
Discrimination against people with disabilities
People with disabilities -- Education (Higher) -- Illinois -- Urbana Champaign

Note:

Mary Lou Breslin ; an interview conducted by Susan O'Hara, 1996-1998. 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 interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3094 C:1-23.
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, 389 p.) : port. ; 29 cm.
23 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0z28
BANC MSS 2001/33 c
Motion Picture 926 D
Phonotape 3094 C:1-23

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.

Related Item:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0z28