From: Jean Bergey firstname.lastname@example.org
[xpost from DS-Hum]
The National Archives and Records Administration has developed a Reference Information Paper (RIP) for researching disability related topics. This organizational document can help researchers wade through the mountains of historic material of the U.S. Government.
See the link below to the 109 page document by Archivist Frank Serene.
The paper can also be accessed by going to http://www.archives.gov/ search down the right hand column to Research and Order then click on Publications; again search down the right hand column to find By Type and click on Reference Information Papers. The title is "Federal Records, Presidential Libraries, and Donated Materials Relating to Disabilities in the Holdings of the National Archives and Records Admistration."
Contact information at NARA:
Frank H. Serene, Archivist
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740