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Center for Independent Living records
BANC MSS 2000/43 c  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Content

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Center for Independent Living records
    creator: Center for Independent Living
    creator: Heumann, Judith E.
    creator: Zukas, Hale
    creator: Cone, Kitty
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 2000/43 c
    Physical Description: 34 linear feet (27 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize folder)
    Date (inclusive): approximately 1970-1994
    Abstract: Records of the Center for Independent Living, a Berkeley-based organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for issues related to independent living for the disabled community.
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. The copyright for unpublished manuscript material in this collection is held by the donor. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Center for Independent Living records were gifted to the Bancroft Library by the Center for Independent Living in 2000.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2015.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Center for Independent Living records, BANC MSS 2000/43 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Center for Independent Living (CIL) had its roots in the 1960s as the Physically Disabled Students Program at the University of California, Berkeley. The organization was officially founded in 1972 by Edward V. Roberts, Hale Zukas, and Jan McEwan Brown. CIL provides support services that allow people with disabilities to live independently and advocates for social and legal changes on behalf of the disability community.

    Scope and Content

    The records are organized into 10 series: 1. Director's Office; 2. Board of Directors; 3. Hale Zukas and Kitty Cone accessible architecture and transportation materials; 4. Publications; 5. Legal sources; 6. 21st Century Conference on Independent Living files; 7. Newsclippings. 8. Strike ballots; 9. Pamphlets and informational materials; 10. Organizational history. The records date from the organization's founding in 1972 and mostly document the history of the organization in the 1970s and 1980s. A few records date from the 1990s.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    People with disabilities -- United States
    Barrier-free design -- California
    People with disabilities -- Transportation
    Center for Independent Living
    Heumann, Judith E.
    Zukas, Hale
    Cone, Kitty
    Center for Independent Living -- Archives
    Roberts, Edward V.