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[Betty Medsger disability rights photographs].
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 7; BANC PIC 2004.145 box 8; BANC PIC 2004.145 box 9; BANC PIC 2004.145 box 10; ...
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[Betty Medsger disability rights photographs]


Medsger, Betty, creator, photographer.


Photographs from Medsger's project files for an intended publication titled I don't just cope, I live, that documented the activities of disabled activists Mark O'Brien, Tarri Tanaka, Judy Heumann, Don Scanlon, Denise Vancil and Vince Rios. Also includes typescript drafts of captions intended to accompany particular images for this project, transcribed from interviews conducted by Medsger. Other material includes photographs and release forms pertaining to publication What do you do if your wheelchair gets a flat tire? -- a 1978 educational textbook on children with disabilities, authored by Douglas Biklen and Michele Sokoloff -- and other photographs of disabled children. Identified subjects of smaller files include Paul Bendix, Donald Berry, wheelchair basketball, disabled college students and Draper wedding.


1975 (issued)


Medsger, Betty -- Archives
O'Brien, Mark -- 1949-1999 -- Pictorial works
O'Brien, Mark -- 1949-1999 -- Interviews
Tanaka, Tarri L -- Pictorial works
Tanaka, Tarri L -- Interviews
Heumann, Judith E -- 1947- -- Pictorial works
Heumann, Judith E -- 1947- -- Interviews
Scanlon, Donald -- Pictorial works
Scanlon, Donald -- Interviews
Vancil, Denise -- Pictorial works
Vancil, Denise -- Interviews
Rios, Vincent -- Pictorial works
Rios, Vincent -- Interviews
People with disabilities -- Photographs
People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- United States
Children with disabilities -- Photographs


Title supplied by cataloger.
Photographed by Betty Medsger.
Also includes 4 boxes of approximately 7,200 b&w 35mm film negatives for all contact sheets present. Negatives shelved as BANC PIC 2004.145--NEG(strip).
Also includes approximately 400 color 35mm slides filed among prints.
Title devised by cataloger.
STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.
Betty Medsger disability rights photographs, BANC PIC 2004.145, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Betty Medsger ; 2004.
Project files, publication manuscripts and other papers transferred to the Manuscript Collections of the Bancroft Library.
Audiocassettes of recorded interviews transferred to the Audio-Visual Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Mark O'Brien (1949-1999), advocate for disabled persons; poet and journalist; contracted polio in 1955 and used iron lung for most of the remainder of his life; attended Graduate School of journalism at University of California, Berkeley. Judith Heumann (b. 1947) international civil rights advocate for people with disabilities; acquired polio in early childhood. Tarri Tanaka (1952-2002), equestrian; founder of Cornerstone Equestrian Center for therapeutic horseback riding in American Canyon, Calif. Donald Scanlon (1930-2013), physician; graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1955; bicycle accident in 1976 left him a quadriplegic. Vincent Rios (b. 1945), advocate of disabled U.S. war veterans; in 1969 lost legs and arm in combat while serving in Vietnam War. Denise Vancil (b. 1967?), dancer and visual rehabilitation therapist; lost sight at age 13.
Folder list available in library.


Manuscripts for publication.

Physical Description:

Approximately 1100 photographs in 6 boxes : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; sheets chiefly 26 x 20 cm (8 x 10 format)




BANC PIC 2004.145 box 7
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 8
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 9
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 10
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 11
BANC PIC 2004.145--NEG(strip) box 1
BANC PIC 2004.145--NEG(strip) box 2
BANC PIC 2004.145--NEG(strip) box 3
BANC PIC 2004.145--NEG(strip) box 4
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 1
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 2
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 3
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 4
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 5
BANC PIC 2004.145 box 6
BANC PIC 2004.145
BANC PIC 2004.145



Copyright Note:

STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.

Related Item:

I don't just cope, I live : Medsger, Betty.
What do you do when your wheelchair gets a flat tire : Medsger, Betty.