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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Disability


Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Penn School for the Deaf: records including pupil files and administrative information 20th cent (AR 27/2020)
  • Wheelchair Games at Stoke Mandeville (Paralympics UK): items rel to the games, incl programme of events, news, sash, stickers, ribbons, and badges, also volume (English and Dutch) commemorating the Games in Holland, papers (in German) advertising the games in Saltzburg 1983, and video of a Channel 4 programme, Paralympics 1984 1980-1987 (AR 20/2020)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP): papers incl timeline, minutes, working documents rel to the high-level cataloguing process and press coverage. 2003-2020 (GB124.2020/32)
  • Philip Mason, (fl1982-1995): corresp rel to campaigning around the establishment and the later changes to the UK government's Independent Living Fund 1982-1995 (GB124.2020/31)
  • Philip Mason (fl1980-2000): reports rel to Independent Living for disabled people 1980-2000 (GB124.2020/34)
  • Neville Strowger (1939-2015), disabled activist: personal papers rel to The Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation (UPIAS) 1980-1989 (GB124.2020/33)
  • Pam Thomas (fl1980-1996): photographs rel to Disabled People's Direct Action Network (DAN) demonstrations in Liverpool, Nottingham and Bury, DAN members' party; Block Telethon demonstration and Independence Festival in Albert Square, Manchester 1980-1996 (GB124.2020/35)
  • Maggie Davis (fl 1972-1976), supporter of the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People: personal papers, incl rel to Pearce House 1972-1976 (GB124.2020/36)
  • Gill Crawshaw (fl1990-1999), disability rights campaigner: papers rel to Disabled People's Direct Action Network 1990-1999 (GB124.2020/30)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Association of Disabled Professionals: archive 1971-2015 (Add MS 89385)


London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections

  • University College London Ear Institute and the Royal National Institute for the Deaf: archive and library collections incl minutes, scrap books, registers and material rel to UK deaf schools and organisations, much of it sourced from the private library of Selwyn Oxley (d1951), an English mission worker with the deaf 1778-1997 (RNID)