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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Disability


Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation: records incl minutes, ephemera for Stoke Mandeville/IWAS Games and for Paralympic Games, papers of Joan Scruton as Secretary-General, papers rel to International Paralympic Committee, athlete classification cards and photographs 1947-2015 (AR 14/2015)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults (MENCAP), Ruthin and District: minutes 1982-2014 (DD/DM/1860)

Dorset History Centre

  • Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults (MENCAP), Weymouth and district branch: minutes 1969-1986 (D-2729)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Dudley Voluntary Association for the Handicapped: cash books 1959-1978 (Acc 9860)

East Sussex Record Office

  • AG Wells (fl 1957-1966), disabled rush mat weaver, poultry farmer, amateur artist: diaries 1957-1966 (ACC 12397)
  • St James' Trust, support and activity group for elderly and disabled people, Seaford: records incl minutes 1992-2015 (ACC 12255)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • Yorkshire School for the Blind: annual reports 1869-1968 (YSB)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • National Deaf Children's Society, Hampshire branch: minutes c1976-1999 (8A15)

Lambeth Archives

  • Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults (MENCAP), Lambeth branch: records incl minutes, accounts and photographs 1953-2014 (ARC/2015/8)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Mosaic, Shaping Disability Services: administrative records incl minutes, financial accounts, corresp, ephemera and property records 20th cent (DE8892)
  • South Leicestershire Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults: minutes 1961-2014 (DE9048)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Livability, Christian disability charity: records of the Shaftesbury Society, Ragged School Union, John Grooms and Finsbury Mission 1840-1990 (B15/171)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Riding for the Disabled, Hadleigh group: material rel to establishment of group, minutes, corresp, ephemera c1980-1989 (GB472)

Surrey History Centre

  • Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People: records incl annual reports, minutes, photographs, fundraising files and printed materials 20th cent (9541)
  • SeeAbility, formerly the Royal School for the Blind: minutes, annual reports, deeds, description book, school records c1799-1999 (9543)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Henshaw's Society for the Blind: records incl corresp, annual reports, photographs, deeds, documents and the will and codicil of Thomas Henshaw c1807-1979 (TRA1727)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • Wolverhampton Church Association for the Deaf: records 1888-2013 (D-SO-76)


Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Across Group: minutes, photographs and papers rel to work taking disabled people to Lourdes 1983-2014 (JA/2860)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Deaf Action: records 1830-2000 (Acc.13643)


Wellcome Collection

  • Scope: records incl minutes, magazines and photographs 20th cent (SASCO)