What's Your Story?


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

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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Struggling to Find a Job

Nov 21st, 2013 by admin | 0

Sylvia Jackson worked for Nation Able Network’s Senior Community Employment Program until she found herself in the same situation her clients had been, out of a job. Her many interviews have not yielded employment, despite a positive attitude and willingness “to do 150 percent.” “I’m competing against people much younger and people who do not have […]

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Announcing the Indiana Disability History Project

Dec 17th, 2012 by admin | 0

The Center on Aging and Community at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is embarking on an exciting initiative to document historical highlights of the history of disability in Indiana. Recognizing the importance of preserving and promoting public understanding of this history, the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities and Indiana Protection and Advocacy […]

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The ADA in Indiana: A People’s History

Jun 25th, 2010 by admin | 0

Find videotaped oral histories from people affected by, and/or instrumental in the implementation of, the Americans with Disabilities Act in Indiana. More videos to be added to the YouTube site.

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Story Tent at Senior Expo in Bloomington

Feb 4th, 2010 by admin | 0

The Museum of the Person Story Tent collected stories at the annual Senior Expo in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, May 7, 2010. The Expo was held at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center this year. Stay tuned for more details about how you can share a story next year! Update: These videotaped stories are now available for viewing […]

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Tell Me a Story: Narratives of Homelessness

May 18th, 2009 by admin | 0

Part of the series “Streets of Bloomington 2009,” this is an hour-long audio documentary featuring narratives from four people in Bloomington, Indiana struggling with poverty and homelessness. Poverty in Bloomington has risen at an alarming rate, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The newest report claims poverty in Bloomington grew from […]

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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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Bloomington Indiana celebrates International Day of Life Stories

May 7th, 2008 by admin | 0

International Day for Sharing Life Stories Bloomington, Indiana Events May 12-May 17, 2008 

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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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