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What's Your Story?

Indiana Disability History Project

Tell Your Story

Indiana Disability History Project

Picturing My World

Irene and Brenda

photo of Irene and Brenda

Picturing My World

Don Robinson's Story

photo of Don and his cat

Kentucky Childhood

Granddad Stinson and Grandma Stinson

photo of Granddad Stinson and Grandma Stinson

My First Permanent

1930's Perm Machine

photo of 1930's Perm Machine

Archive for 'Text Stories' Category

John Walker’s WWII Letters Relate War Experience

Sep 22nd, 2014 by Jennifer | 2

by Cynthia Long  My grandfather, John Walker volunteered for service in WWII. He was in the Battle of Normandy and completed boot camp at Camp Croft in South Carolina. He was in Army Infantry Division #115. While in boot camp he recalled marching in the rains at night for hours and digging a fox hole […]

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Writer Recalls Childhood Memories in Connersville City Cemetery

Sep 20th, 2014 by Jennifer | 0

In November 1978 when I was 13 years old, I was fortunate enough to be able to witness the excavation of a body in the City Cemetery. The body to be excavated was Caleb Blood Smith, a former member of Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet. There was, and still is today a mystery about where Smith was […]

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My Grandmother’s Stay at an Indianapolis Orphanage

May 1st, 2014 by jeharlan | 0

Orphanage Children with Matron and Assistant, outside headquarters of the Pentecostal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana undated; taken between 1902 and 1908 by Leander Studios of Chicago

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Oral Histories of Self Advocates with Developmental Disabilities at UC Berkeley Library

Jun 23rd, 2010 by admin | 0

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce the addition of a new collection of oral histories.  This project explores the life stories of thirteen leaders in the self-advocacy movement and their perspectives on key issues and leadership challenges.

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The Memory of the Fair

Apr 26th, 2009 by admin | 0

Monroe County Fair (Monroe County, Indiana) Stories collected July 27, 2005 In connection with the 50th anniversary of the Monroe County Fair (at its present site), the Museum of the Person gathered memories from visitors of all ages. The “Story Tent” was erected on July 27, 2005, Senior Citizens Day. As our first Story Tent […]

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Picturing My World

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 0

Community Photography Project In 2001, Bloomington, Indiana area residents photographed subjects of personal significance in the everyday lives of people with disabilities. Participating photographers were people with and without disabilities, including those who had never before used a camera and those who had many years’ experience doing photography. Participants also told their stories following completion […]

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My First Permanent

Apr 26th, 2008 by admin | 0

By Carolyn Benedict: For my mother, my hair was always a big problem. Every time I came near her, she whipped out a comb and tried to rearrange my bangs. Even after I went away from college, the first thing she did when I came home for a holiday was to sit me down and […]

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