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Title: Accessibility Standards Project File, 1955-74
Extent: 1.2 cubic feet
Arrangement: By subject and chronological thereunder.
Date Acquired: 05/20/2008
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.