Hugh Gallagher Papers, 1880-2002, MSS-185

Paralyzed by polio contracted at the age of 19, Gallagher was known as the "father of the disability rights movement." He was the author of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, and wrote several books and articles. Gallagher was also a respected Franklin D. Roosevelt scholar. Perhaps his best-known book is FDR's Splendid Deception, which explored the former president's disability and how he hid it from the public. This collection contains correspondence, biographical and family files, Mr. Gallagher's writings, research files, senate files, photographic material, awards, and artifacts.

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