May 24, 2022

New Primary Documents Compilation: NARA Marks the Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

From a NARA Announcement:

To commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the National Archives is featuring Presidential records related to disability history on a new web research page at []. The ADA was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990 and was the first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities.

This web resource provides digital access to over 50 documents from the holdings of the Presidential Libraries. Additional records from the holdings of the National Archives will be featured on the Americans with Disabilities web research page.

The documents will also be accessible through, a partner of this project.

Featured documents include:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
  • President George H.W. Bush’s speech notes from the ADA signing ceremony
  • A White House memo regarding correspondence between Eunice Kennedy Shriver and President
  • Lyndon B. Johnson about advocacy for intellectual disabilities
  • A statement by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the founding of the March of Dimes.
  • Letters from Helen Keller to President Herbert Hoover
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