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Guide to the Disability Rights Leadership Archive Video Collection
Motion Picture 942 D  
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381 VHS videocassettes, one sound cassette, and transcripts of select video interviews in the collection. The collection is the result of a three-year grant-funded collaboration between the University of San Francisco and Access Video to collect archival documentation on disability, especially on the disability rights movement and the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The collection includes original video interviews with leaders in the movement as well as documentaries, archival film and news footage, and feature films (including silent films) that include depictions of people with disabilities. A copy of the original grant proposal is included.

Interviewees include John Wodatch, Ralph Neas, Tom Harkin, Bob Bergdorf, Bobby Silverstein, Carolyn Ossolinik, Justin Dart, Pat Wright, C. Boyden Gray, Dick Thornburgh, Pat Morrissey, Chai Felblum, Julia Elwood, Arlene Mayerson, Marilyn Golden, Randy Johnson, Melissa Shulman, Senator Ted Kennedy, Diane Lipton, Jim Weisman, Mary Lou Breslin, and George Bush.
381 VHS videocassettes, 1 sound cassette. Also, transcripts for select interviews (shelved with Motion Picture notes)
Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. Any rebroadcast or other use of copyrighted material requires permission of the copyright holder(s). All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection open for research.