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Some suggested themes and research topics to explore in the study of the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement, with links to primary sources in the collection, include:

Conceptualizing a Political Movement, 1962-1972
Disabled Students' Program, University of California, Berkeley
Anna Fay
Fred Fay
Patricio Figueroa
Lex Frieden
Judith Heumann
Neil Jacobson
Bobbi Linn
Denise McQuade
Edward V. Roberts
Zona Roberts
John "Jack" Rowan
Marilyn Saviola
Herbert Willsmore

Formative Years of Independent Living Programs and Philosophy, 1960s-1970s
Boston Center for Independent Living
Joel Bryan
Center for Independent Living, Berkeley
Cowell Residence Program, University of California, Berkeley
Disabled Students' Program, University of California, Berkeley
June Kailes
Douglas Martin
Timothy Nugent

The Development of Disability Rights Law and Policy
Adrienne Asch
Mary Lou Breslin

Marca Bristo
William Bronston
Tony Coelho
Diane Coleman
Kitty Cone
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Berkeley office
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Washington DC office
James Donald
Gunnar Dybwad
Fred Fay
Lex Frieden
Thomas K. Gilhool
Judith Heumann
Deborah Kaplan
Joan Leon
Diane Lipton
Douglas Martin
Arlene Mayerson
Denise McQuade  
Elizabeth Savage  
Jacobus tenBroek
Hale Zukas

Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Adrienne Asch
Billy Barner
Luis Calderon
Patricio Figueroa
Donald Galloway
Carol Gill
Johnnie Lacy
Margaret (Kocher) Magnan
Corbett O'Toole
Elizabeth Rivera
Harilyn Rousso
Eleanor Smith
Susan Sygall
Raymond Uzeta

Cross-Disability Alliances and Perspectives
Adrienne Asch
Susan Axelrod

Anita (Aaron) Baldwin

Mary Lou Breslin
Janet McEwen Brown
Tony Coelho
Jim Davies
Gunnar Dybwad
Anna Fay
Fred Fay
Maureen Fitzgerald
Lex Frieden
Donald Galloway
Thomas K. Gilhool
Judith Heumann
Joanne Jauregui
Lee Kitchens
David Konkel
Margaret (Kocher) Magnan
Pat Pound
Brenda Premo
Elizabeth Rivera
Jacobus tenBroek
Kevin Tracy

Parents of Children with Disabilities: Activism and Advocacy
Susan Axelrod
Jacquelyn Brand

Gunnar Dybwad
Thomas K. Gilhool
Megan Kirshbaum
Diane Lipton
Corbett O'Toole
Zona Roberts
Doreen Pam Steneberg

Equal Access: Technology, Transportation, and Architectural Access; Personal Assistance Services
Larry Allison
Russell Bohlke
Jacquelyn Brand
Luis Calderon
Dennis Cannon
Center for Accessible Technology
Diane Coleman
Frederick Collignon
Sam Dardick
Eric Dibner
Gunnar Dybwad
Fred Fay
Ralf Hotchkiss
Neil Jacobson
Deborah Kaplan
Yoshihiko Kawauchi
John Kelly
Raymond Lifchez
Scott Luebking
Denise McQuade  
Timothy Nugent
Eleanor Smith
Alana Theriault
World Institute on Disability (WID)
Hale Zukas

The International Movement
Mary Lou Breslin
Marca Bristo
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Berkeley office
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Washington DC office
James Donald
Lex Frieden
Judith Heumann
Ralf Hotchkiss
Yoshihiko Kawauchi
Susan Sygall
World Institute on Disability (WID)

Deinstitutionalization
William Bronston
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Berkeley office
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Washington DC office
Gunnar Dybwad
Fred Fay
Thomas K. Gilhool
Richard Gould
Deborah Kaplan
Arlene Mayerson
Kevin Tracy

Disability Scholarship and Theory
Adrienne Asch
Carol Gill
John Kelly
Paul Longmore

Kirk MacGugan

Disability Culture, Arts, and Media
Carol Gill
Cynthia Jones
Victoria Ann Lewis
Lynn Manning  [Artists with Disabilities project]
Neil Marcus
 [Artists with Disabilities project]
Mark O'Brien
Bill Shannon  [Artists with Disabilities project]
Judith Smith  [Artists with Disabilities project]
William Stothers
Cheryl Marie Wade
Greg Walloch  [Artists with Disabilities project]

Employment and Benefits
Tony Coelho
Neil Jacobson

Paul Longmore
Douglas Martin

Jacobus tenBroek
Alana Theriault

Bioethics: Issues of Life and Death
Adrienne Asch
Diane Coleman
Carol Gill
John Kelly
Paul Longmore
Eleanor Smith

Social and Political Advocacy in the Epilepsy Community
Susan Axelrod
Tony Coelho
Jim Davies
Elizabeth Rivera 
Elizabeth Savage  

Self-Advocacy Movement
Max Barrows 
Chester Finn 
Linda Kunick 
James Meadours 
Joe Meadours 
Marvin Moss 
Tia Nelis 
Julie Petty 
Victor Robinson 
Roy Rocha 
Kevin Tracy
Nancy Ward 
Liz Weintraub 
Betty Williams 

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