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Historical Resources

The Disability History Museum (external link)  
The Disability History Museum has no bricks and mortar. The virtual museum is home to a searchable, theme-based digital collection of documents and images related to disability history in the United States. Artifacts are drawn from public and private collections around the country.

Disability Social History Project (external link)  
A community history project that outlines important events in disability history, topical exhibits, special projects and resources.

Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives (external link)  
The Gallaudet University Archives is responsible for the institutional memory of the University and also strives to preserve the memory of the Deaf Community.

History Recorded: A Project of National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) and StoryCorps (external link)  
StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project that records conversations and archives them in the American Folk Life Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, visited Rochester in July 2009. More than 100 interviews with area residents were conducted. Three of the interviews were done in cooperation with NTID.

History Through Deaf Eyes Project (external link)  
The "DEAF EYES" project at Gallaudet University was established to bring Deaf history to the public and expand our understanding of United States history. It aligns the broad sweep of U.S. history with the experiences of Deaf people, showing how major social, economic, and technological shifts in America have changed Deaf lives. It is propelled by the stories of people both eminent and ordinary and conveys a broad range of perspectives on what it means to be deaf.

Minnesota Digital Library: Minnesota Reflections (external link)  
Minnesota Reflections is the first online project of the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition. It is a collection of more than 45,000 images and documents depicting the history of Minnesota. More than 100 institutions including historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities and colleges have shared their original materials with the Minnesota Digital Library.

Minnesota Historical Society (external link)  
The Minnesota Historical Society is chief caretaker of Minnesota's story-and the History Center is home to the Society's vast collections. Within its archives reside artifacts ranging from American Indian moccasins and artwork to furniture and photographs, Civil War-era flags and a wealth of genealogical information. All of it is accessible today and for future generations.

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