Historical scholarly records and collections
- “The creation of Disability,” Brian Edward Donovan
This is a dissertation attempting to explain disability in the context of its political history. Examining it from its roots, Donovan poses a style of disability consideration aimed at maximizing its helpfulness to citizens.
- “Speaking for themselves: the blind civil rights movement” Brian R. Miller
This thesis discusses the history of the fight for the civil rights of the blind in Iowa during the 60's and 70's.
- “Unequal Treatment or Uneven Consequence,” Sara Pfister Johnston
Taking an analytical approach, Sara Pfister Johnston’s 2013 dissertation “Unequal treatment or uneven consequence: a content analysis of Americans with Disabilities Act Title I disparate impact cases from 1992 – 2012” dissects the raw litigation data of disparate impact cases in order to find relevant legal trends in judicial rulings made under the Americans
- College Bound: Examining the Adequacy of High School Transition Planning for Youth with Internalizing Disorders
The challenges faced by individuals with emotional disabilities during the transition from high school to college can be vast. The 2012 dissertation “College bound: examining the adequacy of high school transition planning for youth with internalizing disorders”, written by Stewart Ehly, examines the effects of currently recommended transition planning procedures and suggests a focus on