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The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities created Parallels in Time to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Council. Parallels in Time ends at the discussion of WWII. To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Council, work began to collect historical materials from WWII to 2005. This section of the Web site is called Parallels in Time: Part 2.

Moments in Disability History

State Institution Exteriors

Occupational Therapy Dept. Booklet



Please Note: These articles contain language and phrases that are now considered offensive. They remain as they appeared in the original articles because of the historical context in which they were written.

Drug Ads


"Bedlam" by Albert Maisel

Belongings of People in Institutions