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Subject Guide: Disability History

Archival and library collection highlights found at the Center related to the history of disabled individuals and communities as well as the organizations that helped fund research and quality of life.

Students at the Jewish Institute for the Blind, Vienna. From the Siegfried Altmann Collection, AR 1788. LBI.

About This Guide

This research guide was created with educators and researchers in mind and highlights collections accessible at the Center for Jewish History that relate to the history of Jewish communities and disabilities.

The five partner organizations here at the Center for Jewish History hold dozens of collections and hundreds of books highlighting individuals and organizations that supported those with disabilities and worked tirelessly to improve their lives. We hope by browsing this libguide you learn more about their achievements, our collections, and how to experience these materials for yourself, first-hand. 


Please email if you have any additional questions about the thousands of books, archival collections, and museum objects available to use for research at the Center. 

Our Partner Organizations

For further information on each of our five partner organizations, feel free to visit their respective websites using the following links: