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Finding Aid to Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., Washington, D.C. Office Records, 1975-2001
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SERIES 1: LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES 1982-1993

Physical Description: Cartons 1-7

Scope and Content Note

Divided into seven sub-series: Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Deregulation Task Force Efforts, 1981-1985, the Education for All Children Act Amendment, 1985-1987, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988, 1984-1987, the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988, 1985-1992, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 1975-1993, and AIDS Legislation, 1985-1988. Arranged hierarchically, then chronologically. Generally, further organized into working papers, community organizing, press clippings, background, and enforcement standards. Documentation consists primarily of the “working papers” created during the process of drafting legislation. These are further defined as the daily record of negotiating the legislative and lobbying process that occurs when trying to get a bill heard by Congress and new laws established. Bills originate in either the Senate or the House of Representatives and are thus designated as S. or H.R. respectively. The working papers consist of drafts of legislation, analyses, committee prints, proposed amendments, substitutions and markups, commentary, testimony and floor statements, question and answer sheets (Q&A), talking points, report language suggestions to bill sponsors, colloquy, Dear Colleague letters, and congressional voting tallies. Some of the working papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, notes, and background materials. Community organizing and public education records pertain to items that were provided to create awareness regarding disability rights law. DREDF and other grassroots disability rights supplied these documents to mobilize interested groups and individuals by raising public consciousness and organizing events. These papers include action alerts, newsletters, target vote sheets, background materials, position papers, lists of sponsors, committee lists, commentary, and briefing papers. The collection also includes follow-up information in the form of enforcement of regulations, guidelines and manuals for compliance, complaints received by governmental offices, litigation, press clippings and other analysis of the implemented law.
 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Deregulation Task Force Efforts 1981-1985

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Documents the efforts to stop the Reagan administration’s pursuit of deregulating Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 from being implemented. Part of a larger plan to cut back on government spending by deregulating certain federal functions, Vice-President George Bush was chosen to chair the committee and C. Boyden Gray headed the operation. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states, “No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States; as defined in section 7(6), shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The Supreme Court, in the 1979 case Southeastern Community College v. Davis, ruled that the Section 504 regulations did not apply to certain cases of discrimination.
carton 1, folder 1

Department of Justice proposed regulations 1981

carton 1, folder 2

Analysis of proposed regulations 1982

carton 1, folder 3

Congressional Research Service report: Implications of North Haven Board of Education v. Bell 1982 May 26

carton 1, folder 4

Correspondence to Robert Funk, by Vice-President George H. W. Bush, signaling the defeat of deregulation efforts 1983 March

carton 1, folder 5

Memoranda, Re: Georgia Association of Retarded Citizens v. McDaniel, by the Department of Justice 1983 April

carton 1, folder 6

Memoranda, Re: Contemplated Changes in the Justice Department’s Coverage of Discriminatory Programs and Activities under Federal Spending Statutes, by the Department of Justice 1983 April

carton 1, folder 7

Federal Register of the Department of Justice: Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Department of Justice Programs; Proposed Rule 1983 December 16

carton 1, folder 8

Community organizing, in response to Department of Justice memoranda: action alert, sample letter and guidelines 1983

carton 1, folder 9

Press clippings 1983

carton 1, folder 10

Commentary on Department of Justice proposed rulemaking, by the American Council of the Blind 1984

carton 1, folder 11

DREDF 504 Case Law Update 1985

carton 1, folder 12

Congressional Research Service report: Major Legal Issues Concerning Discrimination Against Handicapped Persons and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 1985 September 16

carton 1, folder 13-19

Education of All Handicapped Children Act Amendments of 1986 1984-1987

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

These papers include items relating to the amendment of the 1975 law, which established the right to free, public education for disabled students. The 1986 amendments increased protections to cover disabled children ages 3 to 5 and set up a program for assisting in the early education of disabled infants and toddlers. In 1990, the name of the law was changed to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and coverage was improved to increase state services and include autistic and brain injured children.
carton 1, folder 13

Observations in mainstreamed and segregated classrooms: student assessments and blank surveys 1984-1986 Undated

carton 1, folder 14

Comprehensive Compliance Review of State Education Agency Operations, manuals 1, 4 and 10, by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education 1985 August 6

carton 1, folder 15

Community organizing: action alerts, committee lists, commentary and memoranda 1985-1987

carton 1, folder 15

Community organizing: action alerts, committee lists, commentary and memoranda 1985-1987

carton 1, folder 17

Q&A, Re: Least Restrictive Environment, by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education 1986 March 23

carton 1, folder 18

Memoranda, Re: Jurisdiction over Pennsylvania Intermediate Units, by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education 1987 January-March

carton 1, folder 19

Integration Report, by the Massachusetts Advocacy Center 1987

 

Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (CRRA) 1984-1987

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Further arranged into: Working Papers and Notes and Background. These papers follow the course of legislation and lobbying followed in reversing the 1984 U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Grove City College v. Bell. In this case, a woman filed suit against Grove City College under the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibited discrimination based on gender for programs or activities receiving federal funding. The Supreme Court ruled that whether or not the plaintiff was discriminated against was not an issue, because she was not enrolled in a program that received federal funds. The court ruled in favor of the college, but civil rights advocates viewed the Grove City ruling as an unfortunate precedent to permitting future discrimination. The case had determined that institutions did not need to make accommodations for disabled citizens if federal funding was not going directly to the program in question. Congress passed the Civil Rights Restoration Act in 1988, overriding President Reagan’s veto.
carton 1, folder 20

Grove City College v. Bell: syllabus and opinions of the court 1984 February 28

carton 1, folder 21

Congressional Research Service analysis: Grove City College v. Bell 1984 March 29

carton 1, folder 22

Grove City College response legislation: floor statements to be used when arguing for H.R. 5490 and S. 2568 1984 April 10

carton 1, folder 23

Statement before the Subcommittee on Constitutional and Civil Rights on H.R.5490 of the House Committee on Education and Labor, by Arlene B. Mayerson 1984 May 22

carton 1, folder 24

A Legislative Study of S. 2568: The Civil Rights Act of 1984, by Benson D. Scotch for Senator Patrick Leahy 1984

carton 1, folder 25

Federal Funding of Discrimination: The Impact of Grove v. Bell, by Marcia D. Greenberg and C.A. Beier of the National Women’s Law Center circa 1984

carton 1, folder 26

H.R. 700: draft bills and proposed amendments 1984-1985

carton 1, folder 27

H.R. 700 and S. 431: Q&A, talking points and analyses 1984-1985

carton 1, folder 28

Congressional voting tallies 1984-1985

carton 1, folder 29-30

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights: community 1984-1990

carton 1, folder 31

H.R. 700, S. 272 and H.R. 370: analyses 1985 February

carton 1, folder 32

H.R. 700 and S. 431: analyses 1985

carton 1, folder 33

Testimony on H.R. 700 before the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights 1985 March

carton 1, folder 34

Testimony on H.R. 700 before the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights: DREDF 1985 March 26

carton 1, folder 35

Testimony on H.R. 700 before the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights: Arlene B. Mayerson 1985 March 28

carton 1, folder 36

Affirmative Action analyses: Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 1985 August 28

carton 1, folder 37

Press clippings 1985

carton 1, folder 38

Public education campaign: action alerts and press releases 1985

carton 1, folder 39

Public education campaign: Speak Out for Civil Rights rally 1985

carton 1, folder 40

Public education campaign: sample letters to Congress 1985-1988

carton 1, folder 41

Analyses: impact of Grove City College v. Bell 1985-1986

carton 1, folder 42

Impact of the Grove City College Decision on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: drafts, notes and memoranda 1985-1986

carton 1, folder 43

Impact of the Grove City College Decision on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, by Paul Di Donato of DREDF 1986

carton 1, folder 44

Testimony on The Impact of Grove City College v. Bell before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the House Judiciary Committee: Charles D. Goldman, Esq. and Irwin J. Faibisch 1986

carton 1, folder 45

Memorandum, Re: Nomination of David C. Treen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 1986

carton 1, folder 46

Harvard Journal on Legislation, The “Program or Harvard Journal on Legislation, The “Program or on S. 272, H.R. 700 and S. 431, by John H. Garvey 1986

carton 1, folder 47

Public education campaign: action alerts, press releases and committee lists 1986-1987 Undated

carton 1, folder 48

Public education campaign: American Association of University Women 1986

carton 1, folder 49

S. 557: draft bill 1987 February 19

carton 1, folder 50

Inspector General’s Review of the Office for Civil Rights, Section 504, Fiscal Year 1986 1987 March

carton 1, folder 51

S. 557: Q&A 1987 March-April

carton 1, folder 52

Testimony on S. 557 before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources Hearing 1987 March-April

carton 1, folder 53

S. 557: Senator Hatch amendment 1987 April

carton 1, folder 54

S. 557: Senator Humphrey amendment 1987 April

carton 1, folder 55

S. 557: Senators Kennedy-Weicker amendment 1987 April

carton 1, folder 56

S. 557: Senator Thurmond amendments 1987 April-May

carton 1, folder 57

Remarks of William Bradford Reynolds, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division at the Conference on Disability Policy: The State of the Nation Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth of the University of Maryland 1987 May 12

carton 1, folder 58

S. 557: analysis 1987 May 12

carton 1, folder 59

Public education campaign: media strategy 1987

carton 1, folder 60

Public education campaign: outreach resources Undated

carton 1, folder 61

Press clippings 1987

carton 2, folder 1

S. 557: Dear Colleague letters 1987-1988

carton 2, folder 2

Congressional voting tallies and lobbying targets 1987-1988

carton 2, folder 3

Correspondence from Congress 1987-1988

carton 2, folder 4

S. 557: Senator Harkin amendment and draft floor statements 1988 January

carton 2, folder 5

Analysis, by the Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, John R. Bolton 1988 January 25

carton 2, folder 6

S. 557: Representative Sensenbrenner substitute and floor statement 1988 March 1

carton 2, folder 7

S. 557: floor statements, by Representative Edwards 1988 March 1

carton 2, folder 8

S. 557: draft bill 1988

carton 2, folder 9

Correspondence to Congress 1988

carton 2, folder 10

DREDF notes Undated

carton 2, folder 11-13

Background: complaints received by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights 1976-1987

 

Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988 (FHAA) 1985-1992

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Further arranged into: Working Papers and Notes, Press Clippings and Background. Contains documentation regarding anti-discrimination amendments added to the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The Fair Housing Amendments Act gave disabled citizens, as well as pregnant women and those planning to adopt children, the same rights to housing as minorities and others protected by the Civil Rights Act. The legislation also revised standards for newly constructed multiple-dwelling housing to allow for more disabled housing.
carton 2, folder 14

H.R. 4119: draft bill 1985 April 10

carton 2, folder 15

H.R. 4119: commentary, by the Center for Law and Social Policy 1986 July 21

carton 2, folder 16

Testimony on S. 558 before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution Irene Natividad of the National Women’s Political Caucus, Marca Bristo of the National Council for Independent Living and Bonnie Milstein 1987 March-April

carton 2, folder 17

Community organizing: summary of Marca Bristo’s testimony and memoranda 1987 March-April

carton 2, folder 18

Testimony on H.R. 1158 before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Rights: David Liederman of the Child Welfare League of America, James B. Morales of the National Center for Youth Law and Edward Roberts of the World Institute on Disability 1987 April-May

carton 2, folder 19

S. 558, Kennedy-Specter Substitute: sub-committee print and marked-up version 1987 circa May

carton 2, folder 20

Congressional Research Service analysis: Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1987, S. 558: Accessibility Requirements for New Construction 1987 June 8

carton 2, folder 21

S. 558, Senators Humphrey and Hatch proposed amendments to Senators’ Kennedy-Specter substitute 1987 July

carton 2, folder 22

H.R. 1158: draft bill 1987 October

carton 2, folder 23

S. 558 and H.R. 1158: Q&A, report language, analyses 1987

carton 2, folder 24

S. 558 and H.R. 1158: Q&A, report language, analyses 1987-1988 Undated

carton 2, carton 25

S. 558 and H.R. 1158, Re: construction issues: Q&A, response to proposed amendments, report language 1987-1988

carton 2, folder 26

Dear Colleague letters 1987-1988

carton 2, folder 27

Congressional voting and position tallies 1987-1988

 

Public education campaign: correspondence to Congress, action alerts and community organizing 1987-1988

carton 2, folder 29-30

H.R. 1158: floor statements and colloquy 1988 June

carton 2, folder 31

H.R. 1158: Representative Sensenbrenner’s amendments 1988 June 29

carton 2, folder 32

H.R. 1158: Representative Dannemeyer’s amendments 1988 June 29

carton 2, folder 33

H.R. 1158: Senator Humphrey’s amendments 1988 August 2

carton 2, folder 34

H.R. 1158: Representative Edward’s amendments 1988

carton 2, folder 35

H.R. 1158: various proposed amendments 1988

carton 2, folder 36

H.R. 1158: act 1988 July

carton 2, folder 37

Federal Register: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Report on Fair Housing, 1988 November 7

carton 2, folder 38-39

Commentary on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing Regulations Proposals 1988 November-December

carton 2, folder 40-41

Commentary on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing Regulations Proposals, by the National Association of Home Builders 1988 November-December

carton 2, folder 42

H.R. 1558: report language, talking points and response to proposed amendments 1988

carton 2, folder 43-45

Disability Briefing Book 1988

carton 2, folder 46

Implementation guidelines 1989-1990

carton 2, folder 47

DREDF notes 1987-1988

carton 2, folder 48

Press clippings 1987-1991

carton 3, folder 1

Background: miscellaneous 1981-1985

carton 3, folder 2

Background: Regulations for the Accommodation of the Disabled in Public Accommodations, by the Office of the State Architect of California circa 1984

carton 3, folder 3

Background: housing discrimination complaints 1984-1986

carton 3, folder 4

Background: Senate Bill 730, Amending Legislation for Act 235, Pennsylvania’s Architectural Accessibility Law for Handicapped Persons 1987 May 5

carton 3, folder 5

Background: Building Code of the City of New York, with annotations 1987

carton 3, folder 6

Background: Fair Housing legislation Undated

carton 3, folder 7

Background: Fair Housing legislation Guidelines, Expanding the Supply of Housing for Persons With Disabilities Undated

 

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) 1975-1993

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically. Further arranged into: Working Papers, Press Clippings, Post Legislation Passage and Background.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of the legislative drafting and lobbying process for the ADA. The creation of the text that comprises the ADA originated in the NCD publications Toward Independence in 1986 and On the Threshold in 1988. Senator Lowell Weicker and Congressman Tony Coelho were the first sponsors of the ADA in April 1988, introducing legislative bills S. 2345 and H.R. 4498 into the Senate and House of Representatives respectively. In November 1988, during the early negotiation stage of the bill, Senator Weicker lost his bid for reelection and thus the bill lost its sponsor in the Senate. Senator Tom Harkin took the helm in Weicker’s stead, with Senator Edward Kennedy joining as co-sponsor. Harkin and Kennedy redrafted the bill considerably, most notably by expanding upon the public accommodation and public transportation sections. The new draft was introduced by Harkin as S. 933 in May 1989 and passed through the Senate in September 1989. The House version of the ADA was introduced by Coelho as H.R. 2273 in May 1989, but did not pass with the same speed as the Senate version. It eventually passed in the House as S. 933 in May 1990 and the president signed the ADA into law in July 1990. The ADA is comprised of five titles that focus on defining and eliminating discrimination for the disabled. The arena of employment, public transportation, public accommodation, and telecommunications are handled in titles I to IV. Title V covers various provisions not dealt with specifically in the first four titles. Included here is establishing clarifying language for the definition of “disability”, allowing damages in potential lawsuits. One of the earliest pieces of AIDS related legislation, the Chapman Amendment regarding food handlers with communicable diseases, was passed as a concession in the House to pass the overall bill.
carton 3, folder 8-20

Pre-Congressional drafts of ADA 1987 July-November

carton 3, folder 21

DREDF summaries and analyses 1987

carton 3, folder 22

National Council on Disability: briefing book, draft, Q&A and recommendations 1988 February 10

carton 3, folder 23

Open letter to the students and faculty of Gallaudet University, by Senator Harkin 1988 March 11

carton 3, folder 24

Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor: Lex Frieden of the National Council on Disability 1988 March 16

carton 3, folder 25

Republican National Committee support of NCO report and disability rights, memoranda, correspondence, report 1988-1990

carton 3, folder 26

S. 2345: draft bill 1988 April

carton 3, folder 27

S. 2345: draft bill with annotations 1988 April

carton 3, folder 28

H.R. 4498: draft bill 1988 April

carton 3, folder 29

S. 2345 and H.R. 4498: congressional floor statements and drafts of statements 1988 April

carton 3, folder 30-32

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: regulatory response commentary 1988 June-September

carton 3, folder 33

S. 2345, Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Handicapped of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives 1988 September

carton 3, folder 34

S. 2345 and H.R. 4498: Congressional co-sponsors 1988

carton 3, carton 35

Adapt v. Skinner: petition for rehearing and suggestion for rehearing en banc 1988

carton 3, folder 36

ADAPT and APTA transit issues community organizing, commentary and press 1988-1989

carton 3, folder 37

Consortium for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities: community organizing 1988-1990

carton 3, folder 38-39

Task Force on the Rights and Empowerment of American with Disabilities: community organizing, commentary, Dear Colleague letters and memoranda 1988-1990

carton 3, folder 40-43

S. 933: draft bills with annotations 1989 January-April

carton 3, folder 44

Comparisons between Senators Hatch’s and Senator Harkin’s versions of the ADA and talking points for Harkin’s colloquy 1989 April 7

carton 3, folder 45

Floor statement of Senator Harkin 1989 April 30

carton 3, folder 46

Comparisons between 1988 and 1989 versions of the ADA 1989 April

carton 3, folder 47

Dear Colleague letters 1989 April-October

carton 3, folder 48

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: memoranda 1989 April-November

carton 3, folder 49

S. 933: draft bill 1989 May 1

carton 3, folder 50

H.R. 2273 and S. 933: Congressional co-sponsors 1989 May-December

carton 3, folder 51

Congressional Record of Senate 1989 May 9

carton 3, folder 52

H.R. 2273: draft bill 1989 May 9

carton 3, folder 53

Testimony before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources 1989 May 9

carton 3, folder 54

S. 933: annotated drafts 1989 May

carton 3, folder 55-57

Testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on the Handicapped: Panels I-IV 1989 May 10

carton 3, folder 58

Correspondence and press re: May 10 testimony of Illinois Attorney General Neil Hartigan 1989 May 16

carton 3, folder 59

Testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on the Handicapped 1989 May 16

carton 3, folder 60

ACLU-DREDF: materials for June 1 meeting 1989 May 23

carton 3, folder 61

Congressional Research Service report: Remedies and Standing to Sue Under S. 933 1989 May 26

carton 3, folder 61

Congressional Research Service analysis: Damage Awards for Discrimination Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 1989 May 31

carton 3, folder 63

Congressional Staff Briefing Agenda on the ADA 1989 June 12

carton 3, folder 64

ADA Report: S. 933 Coverage of People with HIV Disease 1989 June 21

carton 4, folder 1

Testimony before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources: Senator Lowell Weicker, Jr. and Attorney General Dick Thornburgh 1989 June 22

carton 4, folder 2

Congressional Research Service analysis: Church-State Considerations in S. 933 1989 July 11

carton 4, folder 3

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the House Education and Labor Committee: Brother Philip Nelan, F.S.C. 1989 July 18

carton 4, folder 4

S. 933: Senator Kennedy substitute 1989 circa July

carton 4, folder 5

S. 933: Senator Durenberger amendments 1989 circa July

carton 4, folder 6-8

S. 933: Senator Harkin substitution drafts 1989 July-August

carton 4, folder 9

Disability Rights Working Group: Enforcement of the ADA 1989 July-September

carton 4, folder 10-12

S. 933: Report 101-116, draft bill [4 versions] 1989 August 30

carton 4, folder 13

S. 993 and H.R. 2273: comparison 1989 August

carton 4, folder 14

Draft language and floor statements 1989 September Undated

carton 4, folder 15

Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Select Education and Employment Opportunities: Evan Kemp, Jr. of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1989 September 13

carton 4, folder 16

S. 933: act printed as passed 1989 September 18

carton 4, folder 17

Congressional Research Service report: Application of Americans with Disabilities Act to Congress 1989 October 18

carton 4, folder 18

H.R. 2273: proposed amendment 1989 October 26

carton 4, folder 19

S. 933: act printed as passed with legislative counsel edits 1989 October 30

carton 4, folder 20

Patrisha Wright’s annotated draft 1989 November

carton 4, folder 21-22

H.R. 2273: Owens substitution annotated drafts 1989 November

carton 4, folder 23

Target vote sheets 1989-1990

carton 4, folder 24

Congressional voting tallies 1989-1990

carton 4, folder 25

S. 1876, Small Business Rehabilitation Relief Act: negotiations 1989-1990

carton 4, folder 26

Attorney General’s Office negotiations: report language, analysis and Q&A 1989-1990

carton 4, folder 27

DREDF binder: subject files 1989 May

carton 4, folder 28-32

Title I, employment negotiations: Q&A, analyses and report language 1989-1990

carton 4, folder 33-37

Title II, transportation negotiations: Q&A, analyses, report language 1989-1990 Undated

carton 4, folder 38-41

Title III, public accommodation negotiations: Q&A, report language and proposed amendments 1989 Undated

carton 5, folder 1

Title IV, telecommunications negotiations: Title IV, telecommunications negotiations: Q&A, analyses and report language 1988-1990

carton 5, folder 2

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, undue hardship for employers negotiations: analyses and report language 1988-1900

carton 5, folder 3-7

Title V general negotiations: Q&A, analyses and report language 1989-1990 Undated

carton 5, folder 8

Title V negotiations: definition of disability 1989-1990

carton 5, folder 9

Title V negotiations: illegal drug and alcohol usage and testing 1989-1990

carton 5, folder 10

Title V negotiations: insurance 1989-1990

carton 5, folder 11

Title V negotiations: federal wilderness areas 1989-1990

carton 5, folder 12

Title V negotiations: remedies, damages, enforcement, and anticipatory discrimination 1989-1990

carton 5, folder 13

Title V negotiations: technical assistance 1989-1990

carton 5, folder 14

Analysis, necessity of legislation 1989

carton 5, folder 15-16

Public education campaign: action alerts, correspondence to Congress, meeting plans and sponsor lists 1989-1990

carton 5, folder 17

Energy and Commerce Committee negotiations: proposals and analysis 1990 January-March

carton 5, folder 18

H.R. 2273: staff working drafts 1990 February 14

carton 5, folder 19

House Committee on Small Business, Testimony 1990 February 22

carton 5, folder 20

H.R. 2273: committee print, with amendment adopted by the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation 1990 March 7

carton 5, folder 21

H.R. 2273: draft amendment 1990 March 11

carton 5, folder 22

H.R. 2273: Representatives Dingell and Lent amendment 1990 March 12

carton 5, folder 23

H.R. 2273: Representative Sensenbrenner amendment 1990 April 30

carton 5, folder 24

H.R. 2273: House Committee on Energy Commerce Negotiations, Report Language, Q&A 1990

carton 5, folder 25

H.R. 2273: Representatives Campbell, Douglas, Olin and Shuster amendments 1990 May

carton 5, folder 26

H.R. 2273: draft bill 1990 circa May

carton 5, folder 27

H.R. 2273: Representative Chapman amendment 1990 May

carton 5, folder 28-29

H.R. 2273 House Committee on Energy and Commerce Negotiations, Report Language 1990

carton 5, folder 30

S. 993 and H.R. 2273: comparisons 1990

carton 5, folder 31-33

DREDF Notes 1987-1989 Undated

carton 5, folder 34

News releases: Representative Tony Coelho, Senator Tom Harkin, Representative Major Owens, Senator Paul Simon, Senator Lowell Weicker, Jr. and various civil rights groups 1988-1990 Undated

carton 5, folder 35-38

Press clippings 1986 1988-1989

carton 5, folder 39

Response to New York Times press, by Attorney General Dick Thornburgh 1989 September 19

carton 5, folder 40

Response to Wall Street Journal press, by Representative Steny Hoyer 1989 November 14

carton 6, folder 1-7

Press clippings 1990-1992

carton 6, folder 8

Correspondence to Patrisha A. Wright, Re: contribution to articles, by journalists Deb Price of the Detroit News and Hank Ezell of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution 1991-1992

carton 6, folder 9

Draft response to Washington Times press (circa February) 1992

carton 6, folder 10

Response to Wall Street Journal editorial 1992 July

carton 6, folder 11

Press clippings 1993

carton 6, folder 12

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Evan Kemp, Jr. and the Muscular Dystrophy Association: press and correspondence 1992

carton 6, folder 13

Enforcement of ADA: Title IV, telecommunication amendments 1992

carton 6, folder 14

Enforcement of ADA: Department of Justice cases, status report and technical assistance grant program 1992-1993

carton 6, folder 15

Enforcement of ADA: ADA Update Conference 1993 November

carton 6, folder 16

Enforcement of ADA: My Rights: A Book about the Americans with Disabilities Act by ADA Committee and Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service 1993

carton 6, folder 17

Background Report: A History of Unequal Treatment, The Qualifications of Handicapped Persons As A “Suspect Class” Under the Equal Protection Clause, by Robert L. Burgdorf and Marcia Pearce Burgdorf 1975

carton 6, folder 18

Background Report: A Study of Accommodations Provided To Handicapped Employees by Federal Contractors, prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration, by Berkeley Planning Associates 1982

carton 6, folder 19

Background Report: The Future of Disability Rights: A National Agenda for the Rest of the 1980’s, draft 1985

carton 6, folder 20

Background: outlines and proposals for disability law 1985-1988

carton 6, folder 21

Background Report and Survey: Disabled Americans’ Self-Perceptions, Bringing Disabled Americans into the Mainstream, conducted for the International Center for the Disabled, by Louis Harris & Associates 1986

carton 6, folder 22

Background Report: Comparison of Costs for Paratransit vs. Mainline Accessibility with Paratransit, by the Certified Public Accountants for the Public Interest 1986

carton 6, folder 23

Background: correspondence to Sandra Swift Parrino, from President Ronald W. Reagan, in support of NCD report 1986

carton 6, folder 24

Background Report and Recommendation: The Handicapped Employee in the Diverse Workforce, by Honeywell Handicapped Employees Council 1987

carton 6, folder 25

Background: Directory of Independent Living Background: Directory of Independent Living 1987-1991

 

AIDS Federal Policy Act of 1988 1985-1988

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically

Scope and Content Note

Further arranged into Working Papers and Notes, Clippings and Background. Documentation that set policy for a variety of AIDS related legislation, including the AIDS Federal Policy Act of 1988, the AIDS Counseling and Testing Act of 1988 and the AIDS Healthcare Financing Act of 1988. The AIDS legislation covers such topics as AIDS testing, discrimination and contact tracing in employment, health care, marriage licensing, schooling and prisons.
carton 6, folder 26

Background, Hastings Center report: AIDS: The Risks to Insurers, the Threat to Equity by Gerald M. Oppenheimer and Robert A. Padgug 1986 October

carton 6, folder 27

S. 1220: Report 100-133 1987 May-June

carton 6, folder 28

H.R. 5142: draft bill 1987 July 27

carton 6, folder 29

Testimony on H.R. 3009 before the House Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Select Education: Donna Pressma & Elaine Joyce 1987 October 22

carton 6, folder 30

Aids: A Public Health Challenge: State Issues, Policies and Programs, Volume 1: Assessing the Problem, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1987

carton 6, folder 31

Perinatal AIDS: Care for Our Children, Care for Our Future, by the Nation al Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality 1987

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S. 1220, analysis: Research, Care and Education and Hostile Amendments 1988 February 22

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H.R. 4136, AIDS Health Care Financing Act of 1988 1988 March

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Interim Report of the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Disease 1988 March 15

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Testimony before the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic: Bonnie Milstein 1988 March 16

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Statement on Neuropsychological Aspects of HIV Infection, by the Global Programme on AIDS, Division of Mental Health and the World Health Organization 1988 March 18

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H.R. 3825, draft bill, Waxman amendments 1988 June 13

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Report of the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic, selections 1988 June 24

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Response to Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Disease, Rep. Dannemeyer and Patrick A. Wright 1988 June

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S. 1220: act 1988-05

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H.R. 4757: draft bill 1988 June

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H.R. 5142: draft bill 1988 August

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Analysis: legal and ethical issues in discrimination and confidentiality 1988

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Testimony on disability and AIDS before the American Bar Association: Patrisha A. Wright [several drafts] 1988 September 23

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Memorandum, Re: Application of Section 504, of the Rehabilitation Act to HIV-Infected Individuals: to Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., Counsel to the President, by Douglas W. Kmiec, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel 1988 September 27

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S. 1220: Helms Amendments 1988

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S. 1220 & H.R. 4757: target vote sheets 1988

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Community organizing: organizing letters to and from senators, lists of working groups, sponsors and events 1988

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DREDF Subject Binder: AIDS education negotiations: binder table of contents, draft amendments, analysis, report language, talking points, press clippings and congressional record 1987-1988

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Testing of health care workers negotiations: analysis 1988

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Testing of hospital patients negotiations: analysis 1987-1988

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Mandatory testing of female prostitutes negotiations: analysis 1988

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Mandatory name reporting negotiations: analysis, draft amendments, report language and talking points 1988

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Mandatory testing of prisoners negotiations: analysis, draft amendments, congressional record and talking points 1987-1988

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Mandatory contact tracing negotiations: analysis, report language and talking points 1988

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Mandatory testing for marriage license negotiations: analysis, draft amendment, talking points and press clippings 1988

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Criminalization of transmission of the disease negotiations: analysis, talking points and press clippings 1988

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Quarantine of HIV-infected persons negotiations: analysis and press clippings 1988

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Insurance issue negotiations: analysis, draft amendment, report language and press clippings 1988

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Intravenous drug use negotiations: Q&A, talking points, draft amendments and report language 1987-1988

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Airline decision negotiations: analysis, Dear Colleague letters, congressional record and press clippings 1987-1988

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Guidelines for AIDS Information and Education and for Personnel Management Issues, by the Office of Personnel Management 1988 March

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Transmission of the HIV virus negotiations: analysis 1987

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Organizational funding negotiations: draft amendments and report language 1988

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Illegal activity negotiations: Q&A, draft amendments, report language and talking points 1987-1988

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Needle negotiations: draft amendments Needle negotiations: draft amendments 1987-1988

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Bathhouse negotiations: draft amendments, report language and talking points 1987-1988

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Spousal notification negotiations: draft amendments, report language and talking points 1987-1988

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Obscenity negotiations: draft amendments, report language and talking points 1987-1988

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Protection of AIDS patients against the unwarranted denial of food and fluids negotiations: draft amendments 1988

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Data collection negotiations: draft amendments, report language and talking points 1988

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72 Side-by-side comparison of S. 1220 and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic (key provisions) 1988

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Notes 1988-1989

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News releases: Senator Edward Kennedy 1989 July

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Press clippings 1986-1987

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Background: School Board of Nassau Co. v. Arline 1985-1988

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Background: Supreme Court Turns Aside Assault on 504:Summary, Analysis and Commentary, by John Parry of the Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter 1987 March-April

 

Other Legislation 1982-1990

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of legislation leading up to and following the signing of the ADA. Legislation in this series includes: Civil Rights for Institutionalized Persons Act of 1981, HR 2020 or Parental Leave & Disability Act, 1985-1987, Handicapped Children’s Protection Act of 1986, Family and Medical Leave Act of 1987, Handicapped Transportation Amendments of 1987, HR 3193 or Hate Crime Statistics of 1987, Racial Justice Act of 1988, and Voter Registration Legislation of 1988 or Motor Voter Act.
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The Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act of 1981: memoranda 1982-1983

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H.R. 2020, Parental and Disability Leave Act of 1985: report language and community organizing 1985

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The Children’s Fund: initiative to amend the California Constitution, Re: abortion funding 1985 May-June

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S.415 and H.R. 1523 Handicapped Children’s Protection Act: Consortion for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, Community organizing 1985 September

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S. 415 and H.R. 1523, Handicapped Children’s Protection Act of 1986: draft bill and community organizing, by Consortium for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities 1985

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S. 1077, Handicapped Transportation Amendments of 1987: draft bill 1987

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H.R. 925, Family and Medical Leave Act of 1987: community organizing for target votes and meetings 1987 April 22

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A.B. 707, a law for signal and service dogs: correspondence to Mary Lou Breslin from Representative Robert Frazee 1987 May 29

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H.R. 3193, Hate Crime Statistics: draft bill and briefing paper 1987

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H.R. 3454 and S. 1673, Medicaid Home and Community Quality Services Act of 1987: analysis, Re: amendment on wrongful birth and wrongful life suits 1988 January 6

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S. 2061 and H.R. 3950, Universal Voter Registration Act of 1988: congressional record, testimony, analysis and correspondence 1988 February-June

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H.R. 4798, Student Default Initiative Act: Representative Martinez amendment and report language 1988 July 13

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H.R. 4222 and S. 1970, Racial Justice Act of 1989: draft bill and cloture motion 109 1988-1990

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Amendments Act: draft bill 1989

 

SERIES 2: PATRISHA A. WRIGHT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 1983-2001

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of correspondence, congratulatory remarks, speeches and press clippings regarding Wright’s accomplishments in the disability rights movement. Includes the Presidential Citizen’s Medal, which was awarded to Wright in 2001.
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Congratulatory correspondence to Patrisha A. Wright 1983-1990

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Congratulatory correspondence to Patrisha A. Wright from Justin Dart 1990

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Incoming correspondence 1988-1994

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Speaking engagements, conferences, events, invitations and speeches 1987-1993

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Annotated draft of Stephen L. Percy book, by Patrisha A. Wright and Arlene Mayerson 1987

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Vocational Education Project: commentary, proposals and community organizing, by the Center for Law and Education 1988

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Disability Rights Reception: tributes and invitations 1988 December

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Leadership Conference Educational Fund: annual report, photograph of Patrisha A. Wright and correspondence 1988-1990

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: commentary, financial report and projection, press releases and press clippings 1989

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President Bush’s ADA signing speech: early draft 1990

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Presidential Citizens Medal 2001

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Barriers to Leadership Development, Generic Leadership Issues and Example of a Leadership Development Program Undated

 

SERIES 3: COMMUNITY ORGANIZING BY STATE 1982-1985

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by state and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Series contains state by state political activity concerning grassroots community organizing, education, and lobbying for the disability rights movement as a precursor of the NCD publication Toward Independence.
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Alabama-Wyoming 1982-1985

 

SERIES 4: DREDF ORGANIZATIONAL PAPERS 1985-1991

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of documents for the Washington, D.C. office of DREDF that revolve around the organization itself and its partnerships. Includes the ADA Gala celebration materials.
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Development: community organizing 1985-1989

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Development partnerships 1988-1993

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ADA celebration gala: correspondence, sponsors, notes and press list 1991-1992