Howe Library Historical Pamphlets on Disability Studies, circa 1810s-1960s

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Howe Library Historical Pamphlets on Disability Studies, circa 1810s-1960s

 

The Howe Library Historical Pamphlets on Disability Studies collection consists of approximately twenty-one linear feet of pamphlets, article reprints, excerpts, reports and other publications covering a wide array of topics relevant to disability studies. Subjects covered include intellectual disabilities, mental health, child development, intelligence, education and educational testing, eugenics, sterilization, degeneration, delinquency and crime, learning disabilities, special education and more. Material in the collection was published between the 1810s and the 1960s, with the bulk of the publications dating from the 1870s to the 1940s. The collection was compiled by the Samuel Gridley Howe Library at the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center in Waltham, Massachusetts and the material came from the school's superintendent's library as well as international libraries. The digitized collection was made possible by support from Friends of the Howe Library.

The historical pamphlet collection is one of the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center’s Samuel Gridley Howe Library collections housed in the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University. Other collections include a historical book collection (many of which have been digitized and are available on the Internet Archive), the Irving Kenneth Zola papers and the Rosemary and Gunnar Dybwad collection. More information about these collections can be found here.

This digitized collection is part of an ongoing project. Additional pamphlets will be uploaded as the project continues.

Requests to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Howe Library Historical Pamphlets on Disability Studies, circa 1810s-1960s, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

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