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Otoole (Corbett) papers,
SFH 635  
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Description
Contains manuscripts, books, conference materials, articles and some photographs documenting OToole's work on disability rights.
Background
Corbett Joan OToole is an elder in disability communities, writer, publisher at Reclamation Press, public speaker and artist. She has focused on issues of importance to disabled women and queers for over forty years. The author of Fading Scars, my queer disability history, OToole has also contributed numerous articles. OToole established the National Disabled Women's Education Equity Project in Berkeley, CA in 1980, and has organized conferences around the world for people with disabilities. OToole has several aliases including Katherine Joan Corbett, Joan Marie Corbett, and Corbett O'Toole. Born and raised in Medford, MA, OToole received her education at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA before moving to Berkeley, CA where she became immersed and influential in disability rights.
Extent
4 boxes (3.4 cubic feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours.