Accessibility Standards Project File, 1955-74
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Brief Description: Accessibility Standards Project File (1955-74) contains meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, surveys, conference proceedings and programs, brochures, publications, reference materials, architectural drawings, photographs, negatives, slides, and 35mm film regarding the activities of the American Standards Association Steering and Sectional Committees, formed in 1959 to study the problem of architectural barriers in buildings used by people with physical disabilities (Project A 117). Activities include research, publishing, outreach, publicity, and attending and organizing conferences. Major organizations involved include the American Standards Association, the American National Standards Institute, the National (Easter Seal) Society for Crippled Children and Adults, and the President's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped. Major correspondents include Timothy J. Nugent, Jayne Shover, Major General Melvin J. Mass, K. Vernon Banta, Leon Chatelain, Jr., and Philip Klieger.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 16/6/17
Volume: 1.2 cubic feet
Acquired: 05/20/2008.
Arrangement: By subject and chronological thereunder.
Subject Index
Accessibility Standards
American National Standards Institute
American Standards Association
Architectural Design
Architectural Photographs
Genres/Forms of Material
Architectural drawings
Motion Pictures/Videotapes
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Swedish [swe]