The records of the World Institute on Disability, 1983-[ongoing], provide a fairly complete picture of its history since its
founding in 1983. The records include founding documents, meeting records, correspondence, reports, research and publications,
grant applications, training materials, and promotional materials.
The World Institute on Disability (WID) is a non-profit public policy, research and training center dedicated to independence
for all people with disabilities. WID was founded in 1983 through the efforts of Ed Roberts, Judy Heumann, and Joan Leon,
longtime disability rights activists. Roberts, Heumann and Leon saw a critical need to create awareness and policy change
by producing accurate information about people with disabilities, their capabilities, and their assistance needs. WID is funded
by a combination of government, foundation, corporate grants and contracts, and individual donations.
109 linear feet
(85 cartons, 3 boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 oversize folders)
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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 the copyright.
Collection is open for research with the exception of cartons 39-85, boxes 1-3, oversize folder 3. These materials are unprocessed.
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