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Administrator at Berkeley's Center for Independent Living and the California Department of Rehabilitation, cofounder of the World Institute on Disability : oral history transcript / 2000.
BANC MSS 2001/41 c; Motion Picture 924 D; Phonotape 3101 C:1-18
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Title:

Administrator at Berkeley's Center for Independent Living and the California Department of Rehabilitation, cofounder of the World Institute on Disability : oral history transcript / 2000
Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Leon, Joan, 1938-, creator, Interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

O'Hara, Susan, 1938-, Interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Background in journalism; grant writing at Center for Independent Living, Berkeley, CA, 1973-1976; assistant to director Ed Roberts at California State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, 1976-1982; input into federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and amendments; cofounding of World Institute on Disability with Ed Roberts and Judith Heumann, 1983-1997; discussion of independent living concept, international work on disability issues, development of adaptive technology, federal and state legislative response; reflections on contributions of Ed Roberts and Judy Heumann and other leaders of disability movement.

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Roberts, Edward V -- 1939-1995
Heumann, Judith E -- 1947-
Center for Independent Living.
World Institute on Disability.
California. -- Department of Rehabilitation.
United States.
People with disabilities -- Services for -- California
People with disabilities -- United States -- Political activity
People with disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- United States
People with disabilities -- United States -- Social conditions

Note:

Joan Leon ; an interview conducted by Susan O'Hara in 1998. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of the Disability rights and independent living movement oral history series.
Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3101 C:1-18.
Video tape recording of excerpts of the interview also available. Shelved as Motion Picture 924 D.
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. (xxv, 268 p.) : port. ; 29 cm.
18 sound cassettes.
1 videocassette (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2001/41 c
Motion Picture 924 D
Phonotape 3101 C:1-18

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.