The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

 

Finding Aid

 

Hugh Gallagher Papers, 1880-2002

MSS-185

 

Size: 13 linear feet

Provenance: Hugh Gregory Gallagher, May 2004.

Access: open

Related Collections:  Disability History Archives

 

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code

 

The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by:  Kimberly Brownlee, October 2004; Additions By: Julie Freniere, August 2008, & Kimberly Brownlee, October 2008, August 2009

 

Historical Sketch

 

Hugh Gregory Gallagher was born October 18, 1932, in Palo Alto, California, the son of Hubert and Luthera Wakefield Gallagher.  Gallagher’s father was a professor of public administration and a government consultant, and as a result Gallagher grew up in several different places, including Chicago, New York, Washington, Colorado, Greece, and Great Britain.

 

In 1952 Gallagher was stricken with polio at the age of 19, while attending Haverford College in Pennsylvania.  He spent six weeks in an iron lung and nearly died.  For more than a year he underwent treatment for the disease as he struggled to recover from it, but it left him paralyzed from the chest down.

 

In the spring of 1953 Gallagher was accepted at the Warm Springs Foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia, where he spent eight months in rehabilitation.  Warm Springs was founded in the 1920s by Franklin D. Roosevelt, along with other polio survivors.  It was here that he learned the basics of living independently as a disabled person—getting in and out of the wheelchair, bathtub, car, etc., and also began to accept his condition on a psychological level.  It was also here that he became interested in Franklin D. Roosevelt and how he led such a successful life as a disabled victim of polio.

 

Once he had completed his therapy, Gallagher desired to return to college.  After being denied acceptance at many schools around the country, he was admitted to Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, and graduated in 1956 with a B.A. degree.  Having always wanted to study at Oxford in the United Kingdom, Gallagher applied for a Rhodes Scholarship.  His application was returned unprocessed, however.  The founder of the scholarship, Cecil Rhodes, had stipulated that the scholarship be awarded only to men “fit in mind and body,” and the board of the Rhodes Trust used this language to avoid dealing with the problems associated with Gallagher’s disabilities.  Not to be deterred, he instead applied for and was awarded a Marshall Fellowship.  He studied at Oxford from 1956-59, and earned both B.A. and M.A. degrees with honors.

 

In the fall of 1959 Gallagher joined Senator John Carroll’s (D-Colorado) staff, and in 1962, became Administrative Assistant to Senator E.L. Bob Bartlett (D-Alaska).  His early experiences working in the Senate influenced him to write his first book, Advise and Obstruct:  the Senate and Foreign Policy, which was about the Senate’s relationship with the president and how foreign policy affects it.  The book was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  At this time he also worked on gaining equal rights for native Alaskans, and met Inupiat civil rights leader Charlie Edwardsen.  Gallagher later wrote a biography of Mr. Edwardsen, whose Inupiat name was Etok.  The book, ETOK:  A Story of Eskimo Power, was published in 1970.

 

Next, aided by Senator Bartlett’s power in Congress, Gallagher began working on gaining equal rights for people with disabilities.  He wrote the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, which required that all buildings and other facilities built, remodeled, or leased with Federal funds be accessible to the disabled.  It was also the first legislation that treated the rights of the disabled as civil rights, and is often considered the predecessor to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Because of Gallagher, the first ramps were installed at the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art, architects were forced to include facilities for the disabled in renovation plans for the Kennedy Center, and accessibility at hospitals, airports, and other public buildings was improved.  These are among the reasons that Gallagher has been called “the father of the disability rights movement.”

 

 Senator Bartlett died in 1967, and a short time later Gallagher began working as chief lobbyist and director of the Washington office of British Petroleum, and was responsible for obtaining permission for the construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline.  He later owned a consulting firm for European and Australian CEO’s doing policy analysis.

 

In the early 1970s, Gallagher began to suffer from clinical depression.  Unable to continue working, he quit his job and began therapy.  He continued in psychoanalysis for several years.  Gallagher reflects on this dark time in his life in his 1998, Black Bird Fly Away, an autobiographical work.

 

In 1982 Gallagher was awarded a fellowship to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Curious about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s psychological experience as a polio paraplegic, he used this opportunity to begin researching the subject at the Library of Congress.  The result was Gallagher’s book, FDR’s Splendid Deception, published in 1985, which revealed how Roosevelt hid his disability from the public.  The book won several prestigious awards, including the United Nations Writers Society distinguished biography medal.  It was followed in 1990 by another book entitled By Trust Betrayed:  Patients, Physicians and the License to Kill in the Third Reich, which dealt with euthanasia of the disabled in Nazi Germany.

 

In 1995 Gallagher won the $50,000 Henry B. Betts Award for his lifetime of work for the disabled.  He was instrumental in seeing that the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC, dedicated in 1997, depicted the former president as he really lived—in a wheelchair.  He was a co-founder of AUTONOMY, INC., and was on the board of Compassion in Dying, both organizations interested in end-of-life issues.  His final book, Nothing to Fear:  FDR in Photographs, was published in 2001.  Gallagher died July 13, 2004.

 

SOURCES

Bernstein, A.  (2004, July 16).  Hugh Gallagher dies; crusaded for disabled.  Washington Post, p. B04.

 

Contemporary Authors Online,  (2004).  Biography Resource Center.  Hugh Gregory Gallagher.  Farmington Hills, MI:  The Gale Group.  http://galenet.galegroup.com/ servlet/BioRC.

 

Gallagher, H.G.  (1998).  Black bird fly away:  Disabled in an able-bodied world.  Arlington, VA:  Vandamere Press. 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

These papers were donated to the Canaday Center by Mr. Gallagher in May 2004.  They include correspondence; Senate files; book, article, and speech files; research files; biographical and personal files; family papers; photographs and photographic materials; artifacts; and printed material.

 

            The correspondence is scattered through the years from 1942 to 2001, and includes personal and professional material.  There are a few well-known personalities represented in this series.

 

            The Senate files contain material that Gallagher used in his work as a Senate aid, primarily material that he, personally, researched and wrote.  This series covers the years 1959-69 and 1976.

 

            The book, article, and speech files contain manuscript, typescript and printed copies of many of Mr. Gallagher’s writings, both published and unpublished.  This series represents his work scattered through the years from 1948-1999, and also includes reviews of some of Gallagher’s books, as well as reviews he wrote of others.

 

The research files cover a wide variety of subjects and are composed of notes and other miscellaneous material gathered during the course of Mr. of Mr. Gallagher’s research. 

 

The biographical and personal files contain various items such as articles and clippings, awards, career information, souvenirs, etc.  It also contains blueprints for Mr. Gallagher’s house in Cabin John, Maryland, and articles written about the house.  This series covers the years from 1937-2002.

 

The family papers contain a variety of material collected and saved by the Gallagher family through the years.  It includes material such as correspondence, writings, passports, pamphlets and brochures, souvenirs and keepsakes, etc.  This series covers the years from 1919-1985.

 

The series on photographs and photographic materials includes photographs, scrapbooks, VHS videotapes, and postcards, and spans the years from 1880 to 2002.  The photographs includes family photos as well as some used in Gallagher’s book, Nothing to Fear:  FDR in Photos.  The scrapbooks are from Hubert and Luthera Wakefield Gallagher’s youth, and contain many old family photographs and mementos.  The VHS videotapes include Gallagher’s taped interviews, speeches, and raw footage from the PBS documentary about Gallagher’s life entitled “Coming to Terms.”  This series also contains a small collection of postcards, slides, and one stereo transparency.

 

The artifacts in this series are miscellaneous items collected by Gallagher and his family throughout the years, and includes material such as historical newspapers, doll clothes, Japanese Yen, and commemorative items.

 

The printed material consists only of a copy of Lorenzo Milam’s book, Crip Zen:  A Manual for Survival, and scattered issues of The Fessenden Review.

SERIES LIST

S1

CORRESPONDENCE

1942, 1947, 1951-58, 1960-92, 1994-99, 2001, & undated

Arranged chronologically

 

Includes both personal and professional correspondence.  Among the correspondents represented in this series are the following noteworthy personalities:  Vide Bartlett, November 1966;  Bob Dole, April 22, 1994; Dwight D. Eisenhower, July 11, 1952; Hubert Humphrey, December 23, 1958; Lyndon B. Johnson, November 8, 1966; James Roosevelt, February 27, May 2, and November 14, 1984; and Adalai Stevenson, October 11, 1960.

 

During the years 1976-84, there is a significant amount of correspondence between Gallagher and Alistair Down of the Burmah Oil Company. 

 

 

S2

SENATE FILES

1959-69, 1976, & undated

Arranged alphabetically by subject and type

 

These files contain various types of material used in Gallagher’s work for U.S. Senators E.L. “Bob” Bartlett (D-Alaska) & John Carroll (D-Colorado).  Included are copies of the senators’ speeches/discussions in the Senate recorded in the Congressional Record & Federal Register, correspondence, materials collected for research purposes, typewritten reports, speeches, & statements, text of newspaper articles & radio addresses.  Many of these items were written by Gallagher.  Gallagher also served on the staff of Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) for a brief time. 

 

 

S3

BOOK, ARTICLE, AND SPEECH FILES

Various Dates

Arranged alphabetically by title

 

Contains manuscripts, typescripts, and printed copies of many of Gallagher’s books, articles, and speeches.  Also contains the text of several interviews with Mr. Gallagher, as well as reviews of some of Gallagher’s works.

S4

RESEARCH FILES

Various dates

Arranged alphabetically by subject

 

Contains newspaper clippings, magazine and journal articles, reprints, photocopies, research papers, notes, and miscellaneous printed material that Mr. Gallagher gathered in the course of his research on various topics.  Subjects include the Roosevelts, Herbert Hoover, euthanasia in Nazi Germany, history of the disabled, and accessibility.


S5

BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL FILES

1937-38, 1940, 1942, 1944-47, 1949, 1950, 1953-56, 1959, 1963, 1965-66, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1981-82, 1985-86, 1989-92, 1994-2002

Arranged alphabetically by subject

 

Contains personal items and material such as articles and clippings about Mr. Gallagher, awards, resumes and applications containing biographical and career information, school grade cards and college transcripts, souvenirs and mementos, blueprints for Mr. Gallagher’s house in Cabin John, Maryland, as well as articles written about the house, etc.

 

 

S6

FAMILY PAPERS

1919, 1926-27, 1931-32, 1945-50, 1958, 1958, 1978, 1985, & undated

Arranged alphabetically by subject and type

 

Contains a variety of material kept as souvenirs by the Gallagher family through the years. This series includes a special collection of personal letters from Gallagher to his parents.  They are arranged chronologically and are located in Box 15.

 

 

S7

PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

 

Subseries A:  Photographs

1880-81, 1887, 1890, 1901-04, 1909, 1924, 1927-28, 1933-36, 1939, 1942-43, 1946, 1951, 1953, 1956-57, 1984-85, 1987, & undated

Arranged alphabetically by name of person, place, or thing

 

Contains family photographs and photos used in Gallagher’s book, Nothing to Fear:  FDR in Photos.  Notable people represented in this series are President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, and Senator and Mrs. E.L. Bob Bartlett.  Also contains miscellaneous negatives.

 

Subseries B:  Scrapbooks

1908, 1914-37

Arranged chronologically

 

Contains three family scrapbooks that belonged to Gallagher’s parents, Hubert and Luthera Wakefield Gallagher.

 

Subseries C:  VHS videotape and DVD

1982, 1985, 1989-90, 1998-99, 2001-02

Arranged alphabetically by title

 

Includes copies of taped interviews, speeches, and raw footage from the PBS documentary about Gallagher’s life, entitled “Coming to Terms.”

 

Subseries D:  Postcards

1908-10, 1912-13, 1915, 1918-19, 1922-23, 1927-30, 1938-41, 1944, 1947-48, 1951-57, 1969, 2002, & undated

Arranged alphabetically by subject

 

Consists of a small collection of postcards from various places and people.

 

Subseries E:  Photographic slides and stereo transparency

2000 & undated

 

This very small subseries is composed of 8 slides of Gallagher at a meeting, and 1 stereo transparency of Gallagher’s father, Hubert Gallagher

 

 

S8

ARTIFACTS

1904-05, 1923, 1945, 1995, & undated

 

Contains miscellaneous artifacts collected by Gallagher and his family.  Includes historical newspapers, commemorative items, handmade doll clothes, and Japanese Yen.

 

 

S9

PRINTED MATERIAL

1985, 1993, & undated

Arranged alphabetically by title

 

Contains a copy of Lorenzo Milam’s book, Crip Zen:  A Manual for Survival, and scattered issues of The Fessenden Review


Folder List

Box

Folder

Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

S1.  CORRESPONDENCE

 

 

 

1

1

1942

1

2

1947

1

3

1951

1

4

1952

1

5

1953

1

6

1954

1

7

1955

1

8

1956

1

9

1958

1

10

1959

1

11

1960

1

12

1961

1

13

1962

1

14

1963

1

15

1964

1

16

1965

1

17

1966

1

18

1967

1

19

1968

1

20

1969

1

21

1970

1

22

1971

1

23

1972

1

24

1973

1

25

1974

1

26

1975

1

27

1976

1

28

1977

1

29

1978

1

30

1979

1

31

1980

1

32

1981

1

33

1982

1

34

1983

1

35

1984

1

36

1985

1

37

1986

1

38

1987

1

39

1988

1

40

1989

1

41

1990

1

42

1991

1

43

1992

1

44

1994

1

45

1995

1

46

1996

1

47

1997

1

48

1998

1

49

1999

1

50

2001

1

51

Undated

1

52

Originals (for Canaday Center staff use only)

 

 

 

 

 

S2.  SENATE FILES

 

 

 

2

1

Bartlett—Alaska statehood, The Record (newspaper published by the Bartlett Campaign Committee), ca. 1960

2

2

Bartlett—campaign 1964

2

3

Bartlett—correspondence, 1963-67

2

4

Bartlett—miscellaneous, 1962

2

5

Bartlett—miscellaneous, 1963 (includes typewritten description of the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated)

2

6

Bartlett—miscellaneous, 1964

2

7

Bartlett—miscellaneous, 1965

2

8

Bartlett—miscellaneous, 1966

2

9

Bartlett—miscellaneous, 1967

2

10

Bartlett—miscellaneous, 1968

2

11

Bartlett—miscellaneous, undated

2

12

Bartlett—obituary and tribute, December 1968

2

13

Bartlett—press releases, October 13, 1966 & December 6, 1968

2

14

Bureau of the Budget—1967 chrono file

2

15

Carroll—campaign material, n.d.

2

16

Carroll—Gallagher joins staff, newspaper clippings, 1959

2

17

Carroll—miscellaneous, 1960

2

18

Carroll—miscellaneous, 1961

2

19

Carroll—miscellaneous, 1962

2

20

Carroll—miscellaneous, undated

2

21

Carroll—newspaper clippings, 1962

2

22

Conservation of the polar bear, Bartlett

2

23

Environmental Hazards from radiation, Bartlett

2

24

Foreign affairs

2

25

Foreign policy in Southeast Asia

2

26

Gallagher, H.G., Admin. Asst. to E.L. Bartlett—correspondence

2

27

Gallagher, H.G., Admin. Asst. to E.L. Bartlett—reports

2

28

Gallagher, H.G., staff member, John Carroll—correspondence

2

29

Gallagher, H.G., staff member, Ted Stevens—correspondence

2

30

Report on the Operation of the Senate, Toward a modern Senate:  Final report of the Commission on the operation of the Senate, December 1976

2

31

Science and Congress

2

32

Speeches, n.d.

2

33

Washington DC—accessibility

 

 

 

 

 

S3.  BOOK, ARTICLE, AND SPEECH FILES

 

 

 

2

34

About me and Richard III, typescript, n.d.

2

35

America and World War I, typescript, n.d.

2

36

Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental, typescript, n.d.

3

1

Barriers to the handicapped, letter to the editor, unidentified newspaper, n.d.

3

2

Black bird, typescript, n.d.

3

3

Bloomsburg lament, typescript, n.d.

3

4

The body silent (book review), Fessenden Review, vol. 12, no. 1, n.d.

3

5

By trust betrayed, typescript part 1, n.d.

3

6

By trust betrayed, typescript part 2, n.d.

3

7

By trust betrayed, typescript part 3, n.d.

3

8

Can we afford disabled people?  14th Annual James C. Hemphill Lecture, September 7, 1995

3

9

Can we talk?  Can we talk toilets?, typescript, n.d.

3

10

The case for disability studies, typescript, n.d.

3

11

Changing attitudes toward disabled, Journal Star (Peoria), November 24, 1991

3

12

Churchill and Roosevelt:  The complete correspondence (book review), The Fessenden Review, vol. 11, no. 3

3

13

Claremont Men’s College—writings, 1955-56

3

14

CMC reflections:  The ‘50s, Claremont McKenna College Profile, Winter 1995

3

15

Confessions of a former (I hope) super crip, typescript, n.d.

3

16

Congratulations to us, unidentified publication, n.d.

3

17

Congress and/or President:  An occasional paper on legislative initiative, typescript, n.d.

3

18

Crippled president:  Franklin D. Roosevelt and his handicap, typescript, n.d.

3

19

Death and the aging seriously mobility impaired person:  An investigation into suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia as they relate to the aging mobility impaired population; a comparative study of the United States, the Netherlands, and Germany:  A proposal, typescript, n.d.

3

20

Death isn’t a doctor’s specialty, Poughkeepsie Journal, December 17, 1991

14

1

The Disabled: Such Interesting People, n.d.

3

21

Dismantling the safety net, remarks after receiving the Henry B. Betts Award, November 9, 1995

3

22

Early days in disability rights, typescript, n.d.

3

23

Economics—college essays and notes, n.d.

3

24

Economics—college essays and notes, n.d.

3

25

Eleanor Roosevelt’s story, typescript, n.d.

3

26

The election of 1920:  A vote for normalcy, typescript, n.d.

3

27

Etok:  A story of Eskimo power, galley proof, n.d.

3

28

Etok:  A story of Eskimo power, typescript, n.d.

3

29

Etok:  A story of Eskimo power, typescript, n.d.

3

30

Etok:  A story of Eskimo power, typescript and notes

3

31

FDR:  An unusual look at a hero, Disabled USA, Spring 1982

3

32

FDR and me, typescript, n.d.

3

33

FDR & me—disability policy:  Public and private, book project, typescript, n.d.

3

34

FDR and Polio, unidentified publication, n.d.

3

35

FDR becomes Assistant Secretary of the Navy, typescript, n.d.

4

1

FDR:  Handicapped American, parts 1 and 2, Public Welfare, Spring and Summer 1984, and manuscript

4

2

FDR:  The mystery of his mastery (book review), The Fessenden Review, vol. 11, no. 1, n.d.

14

2

FDR Runs as Vice Presidential Candidate on 1920 Democratic Ticket, n.d.

4

3

FDR’s cover-up:  The extent of his handicap, unidentified newspaper article, and manuscript entitled FDR—the crippled president, n.d.

14

3

FDR’s Return: The Gubernatorial Campaign of 1928, n.d.

4

4

FDR’s splendid deception, typescript part 1 (Includes outlines of proposed book) , n.d.

4

5

FDR’s splendid deception, typescript part 2, n.d.

4

6

FDR’s splendid deception, typescript, portions, n.d.

4

7

For my father on the occasion of his 70th birthday, poem, January 8, 1977, typescript

4

8

The fox, the hedgehog, and Leo Tolstoy, January 20, 1956, college essay

4

9

From manual to electric:  A transition, typescript, n.d.

4

10

Gay handicapped guide to D.C., by John Cabin (assumed to be a pseudonym of Gallagher’s), Out, November 30, 1978

4

11

Genetic engineering—the new eugenics, International Symposium on Ethical Issues in Disability and Rehabilitation, World Institute on Disability Rehabilitation International World Rehabilitation Fund, Denver, Colorado, June 23, 1989

4

12

Germany showed why doctors shouldn’t have license to kill, Star Tribune, December 16, 1991

4

13

Gregor, the cockroach, typescript, n.d.

4

14

Growing old with polio, typescript, June 14, 1983

4

15

The handicapped hotline, typescript, n.d.

4

16

Haverford-MIT—writings, 1951-52

4

17

The hazards of radiation contamination, speech, All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington, DC, October 6, 1963

4

18

History, France & Germany, college papers, n.d.

4

19

Hobart Wilson, typescript, includes newspaper article about Wilson’s death, n.d.

4

20

Honors for Herbert Hoover, The Washington Post, n.d.

4

21

Hoover biography, project proposals, n.d.

4

22

Hoover, Herbert, manuscripts, n.d.

4

23

Hoover, Herbert, typescript, n.d.

4

24

Hoover, Herbert, typescripts, n.d.

4

25

How to win your election:  A camapigner’s handbook, manuscript and typescript, n.d.

4

26

Hugh’s ‘round-the-world’ trip, typescript, n.d.

4

27

I am Bob Bartlett, manuscript, n.d.

4

28

In this television age, would disabled Franklin D. Roosevelt be able to win election?  Report, Winter 1986

4

29

Interview of Hugh Gallagher by Marsha Dubrow, People Weekly, March 23, 1987

4

30

Interview of Hugh Gallagher by Robert F. Rich, February 17, 1981

4

31

The investigation into the mysterious death of President Warren G. Harding, typescript, n.d.

4

32

The investigation into the mysterious death of President Warren G. Harding, typescript, n.d.

4

33

Is there room in the lifeboat?:  Healthcare and people with disabilities, The Rural Exchange, vol. 12, no. 1, 1999

5

1

Life is a banquet, lecture in series “My Life is My Message,” New Jersey University system, Fall 1995

5

2

A life of Herbert Hoover, part 1, typescript, ca. 1977

5

3

The life of Herbert Hoover:  The engineer, 1874-1914 (book review), Congress & the Presidency, Autumn 1983

5

4

A lifelong interest:  An interview with Hugh Gregory Gallagher, unidentified publication, n.d.

5

5

Lobbyen in Washington:  Shaking the money tree, Namens, March 2, 1988

5

6

The loneliness of the long-distance runner, New Mobility, April 1996, and typescript, April 1, 1995

5

7

Lorenzo, typescript, n.d.

5

8

Managed care:  The German experiment, lecture, Jesuit University, Wheeling, Pennsylvania, April 1997, PNHP Newsletter, July 1997

5

9

The McKinley era, 1897-1901, typescript, n.d.

5

10

Me and the Eveready/Energizer bunny, Polio Quebec, Winter 1995/96, & One Step Ahead—The Resource for Active, Healthy Independent Living, April 1996, and typescript, September 1995

5

11

Miscellaneous college compositions and papers, n.d.

5

12

Miscellaneous college compositions and papers, 1948, 1954-55, & n.d.

5

13

Miscellaneous writings, includes one CD with misc. writings, Various Dates

5

14

A modest proposal, typescript, n.d.

5

15

Moral philosophy, college essays, n.d.

5

16

My position:  A personal statement, typescript, n.d.

5

17

My unexpected life, typescript, n.d.

5

18

Nazi genocide of disabled people, typescript, n.d.

5

19

New Deal rehearsal:  Roosevelt at Warm Springs, typescript, n.d.

5

20

The night the respirator fell, typescript, Spring 1955

5

21

Not really a roaring farce, typescript, n.d.

5

22

Nothing to fear, typescript & 3.5 inch floppy disk, n.d.

5

23

Nothing to fear, typescript, n.d.

5

24

Nothing to fear, photos and captions, n.d.

5

25

Op-ed articles, typescripts, 1990-91 & n.d.

6

1

A personal memoir of Bob Bartlett, typescript, n.d.

6

2

Philosophers, college essays and notes, n.d.

6

3

Polio:  My account, typescript

6

4

Polio:  The glamour disease, typescript, n.d.

6

5

Poliomyelitis:  A study of an average clinical case, a particular case and the effect of the disease upon the nervous system, Biology paper, Claremont Men’s College, January 1955

6

6

Political institutions, college essays, n.d.

6

7

President, Congress and legislation, typescript, n.d.

6

8

Psychoanalysis manuscripts, 1976

5

26

Publisher contracts, for various books

6

9

Questions and answers re:  FDR’s Splendid Deception, n.d.

6

10

The Relevance of the Nazi Euthanasia Program to Contemporary Sociomedical Dilemmas, International Rehabilitation Review, September 1989, and typescript.  Also includes follow-up response of Dr. K.A. Jochheim, along with Hugh Gallagher’s response to him, that appeared in International Rehabilitation Review, April 1990.

6

11

Remarks by Hugh Gregory Gallagher at ceremonies commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Little White House, Warm Springs, Georgia, April 12, 1985

14

9

Review of Body Silent, by Robert F. Murphy

6

12

The right memorial to the real FDR, Washington Post advertising supplement, July 17-23, 1995

6

13

Right to live, right to die, typescript, n.d.

6

14

Ronald Reagan & FDR:  The disabled presidents, typescript, n.d.

6

15

Roosevelt, F.D., unidentified drafts, n.d.

6

16

Roosevelt’s disability, typescript, n.d.

6

17

Screeds, letter to the editor, The New Republic, September 11, 1995

6

18

Seating at Lisner, The Washington Post, n.d.

6

19

The ‘secret’ handicap of President Roosevelt, San Francisco Chronicle, January 27, 1982

6

20

Self-reliance fine, for the self-reliant, Congressional Record, November 13, 1991

6

21

Sincerely yours, typescript, n.d.

6

22

Slapping up spastics, presented December 7, 1993, at the First International Conference of Holocaust Scholars, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, and at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, September 21, 1995

6

23

State of Washington v. Glucksberg, Vacco v. Quill, Brief for the Amici Curiae, U.S. Supreme Court, October 1996

14

6

Summer Vacations  at Camobello, n.d.

6

24

Their splendid achievement:  A short, illustrated life of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, book proposal, n.d.

6

25

There I was, here I am, New Mobility, June 1996

6

26

There is a better way, speech delivered May 5, 1967

6

27

This coalition of our discontent, typescript, n.d.

6

28

This thing has a happy ending…right?  New Mobility, March-April 1995, and typescript, March 27, 1995

6

29

A thoroughly practical contrivance, unidentified publication, n.d.

6

30

Thoughts from Hugh Gregory Gallagher, Rehabilitation Gazette, January 1992, and typescript, October 26, 1991

14

7

Tiny Tim goes to the Olympics, n.d.

6

31

Tired and angry, statement at the meeting of the President’s Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped, May 2, 1968

6

32

Victoria, Queen, essays, n.d.

6

33

A visit to Flat, Alaska, typescript, October 1964

6

34

What is this fuss about FDR’s wheelchair?, typescript, June 19, 1996

14

8

What was it like to be Crippled in the 1930s, 40s, & 50s, n.d.

6

35

The wheels of kings, Disabled USA, 1982/83

6

36

Where do you think it came from?, manuscript, May 1978

6

37

Who cares about disabled people?  Psychology Today, n.d., and Social Policy, Spring 1985

6

38

Who is James Polk?, manuscript, n.d.

6

39

Who killed Warren G. Harding?  Partial typescript, n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews of H.G. Gallagher’s books, article, & film

 

 

 

6

40

Advise and obstruct

6

41

Black bird fly away

6

42

By trust betrayed

6

43

Coming to terms (film)

6

44

Etok:  A story of Eskimo power

6

45

FDR’s splendid deception

6

46

FDR’s splendid deception

6

47

Who cares about disabled people (article)

 

 

 

 

 

S4.  RESEARCH FILES

 

 

 

6

48

Accessibility laws

6

49

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

6

50

Assisted suicide

6

51

Cold War

6

52

Depressive neurosis

6

53

Disabilities

6

54

Disability Rights history

6

55

Environmental issues

6

56

Etok

6

57

Etok—planning and outline

6

58

Euthanasia, involuntary sterilization, genocide, genetic testing, etc.

6

59

Euthanasia—Nazi Germany

7

1

Euthanasia—Nazi Germany

7

2

Euthanasia—Nazi Germany

7

3

Food Administration

7

4

Harding, Warren G.

7

5

History of disabled

7

6

Hoover, Herbert

7

7

Hoover, Herbert

7

8

Hoover, Herbert

7

9

Hoover, Herbert—Australian goldfields

7

10

Hoover, Herbert—Belgium

7

11

Hoover, Herbert—bibliographies

7

12

Hoover, Herbert—brother Tad’s memoirs

7

13

Hoover, Herbert—China & Boxer Rebellion

7

14

Hoover, Herbert—correspondence

7

15

Hoover, Herbert—grain futures

7

16

Hoover, Herbert—newspaper clippings

7

17

Hoover, Herbert—notes

7

18

Hoover, Herbert—photos & captions

7

19

Hoover, Herbert—presidential campaign

7

20

Hoover, Herbert—writings & speeches

7

21

Hoover, Lou Henry

7

22

Managed health care

7

23

Miscellaneous notebooks

7

24

Oil Windfall Profits Tax

7

25

Orthetic & assistive equipment

7

26

Paralytic scoliosis

7

27

Poliomyelitis

8

1

Rehabilitation of physically disabled

8

2

Roosevelt, Eleanor

8

3

Roosevelt, Eleanor—writings

8

4

Roosevelt, Franklin D.

8

5

Roosevelt, Franklin D.

8

6

Roosevelt, Franklin D.—correspondence with Herbert Hoover

8

7

Roosevelt, Franklin D.—March of Dimes

8

8

Roosevelt, Franklin D.—Memorial

8

9

Roosevelt, Franklin D.—newspaper clippings

8

10

Roosevelt, Franklin D.—notes

8

11

Roosevelt, Franklin D.—photos and captions

8

12

Roosevelt, Franklin D.—photos and captions

8

13

Roosevelt, Franklin D.—speeches & remarks

8

14

Roosevelt, Franklin D.—Top Cottage

8

15

Therapeutic exercise

8

16

Warm Springs Institute, Foundation, & Little White House.  Includes First-day issue of Little White House stamp and cover.

8

17

White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals

8

18

Wilson, Woodrow—Food crisis

 

 

 

 

 

S5.  BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL

(Note ^ indicates box is on oversize shelf)

 

 

 

9

-

American Film and Video Association, Blue Ribbon Award for “Coming to Terms,” 1992

9

1

The Analyst, Claremont Mens College newspaper, 1954:  Oct. 22 & 29; Nov. 5, 12, & 19; Dec. 3 & 10.  1955:  Jan. 14 & 21; Feb. 18 & 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, & 25; Apr. 1, 22, & 29; May 13 & 20

9

2

Bachelor of Arts degree, Claremont Men’s College, June 6, 1956

9

3

Betts Award & Hemphill Lectures, November 1995

10

-

Betts Award, 1995, framed certificate

10

-

Betts Award, 1995, glass etched sculpture

11

129

Birth certificate (October 18, 1932), drivers licenses, Social Security card

9

4

Cabin John, Maryland, house--articles by Lee Lawrence & in the Washington Post Magazine, April 30, 2000

13^

1

Cabin John, Maryland, house--blueprints

9

5

Cabin John, Maryland, house--specifications

10

-

Carter, Susan A., Annual Lectureship in Rehabilitation Medicine, National Rehabilitation Hospital, 1996, wooden plaque

9

6

Certificates, miscellaneous:

  Arctic Circle Certificate, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., June 17, 1971

  Exchange Club of Capitol Hill, certificate of appreciation, n.d.

  Kramer Jr. High School Honor Roll, June 20, 1945

  Kramer Jr. High School Press Certificate, January 30, 1946

  Scroll of Excellence, Kramer Jr. High School, for service as Editor-in-
      Chief of the Kramer Remark, June 19, 1946

10

-

Christmann, August W., Award, City of Chicago, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, 1999

9

7

Claremont Men's College, miscellaneous

9

8

Claremont Men's College Stags

9

9

Claremont Men's College, Yearbook 1955

9

10

Clinton, Bill, remarks at the dedication of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (autographed), and White House photograph of Hugh Gallagher with Hillary Clinton, May 1997

10

-

Delaware Valley Polio Survivors Association Award, 1999, Abington, Pennsylvania

9

11

Diary, January 13-September 21, 1954

9

12

"Dream book," June-September 1976

9

13

Events, 1974, 1982, 1985-86, 1989, 1990-91, 1995-99, & undated

13^

3

Event poster, 2002

14

4

Gallagher’s Contributions Towards Improving the Life of Disabled People

9

14

Foundations and applications

10

-

Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1996

9

15

The Hyde Parker, scattered issues from September 1949-June 1950

9

16

The Kramer Remark, November 21, 1945 & January 24, 1946

9

17

Letters of recommendation, including one from Senator John Carroll

9

18

Letters to Santa

10

-

Lifetime Achievement Award, Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc., 2001, Poughkeepsie, New York

9

19

Magazine articles:

Bjork, Susan.  (Summer 1994).  CMC keeps producing winners.  Claremont McKenna College Profile.

Kaltenheuser, Skip.  (1995, July-August).  Hugh Gallagher:  ADA’s hidden architect.  New Mobility, 40-46.

Lawrence, Lee.  (n.d.).  F.D.R.’s splendid deception:  Without deception . . . Hugh Gregory Gallagher.  Ability Magazine, 5(2), 4-6.

9

20

Miscellaneous personal material

9

21

Newspaper clippings, Various Dates

9

22

Oxford miscellaneous

9

23

Personal statements

9

24

Report cards, 1937, 1938, 1940-42, 1944-47

9

25

Resumes and biographical material

9

-

President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Book Award, 1986

9

-

President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, paperweight

9

26

School exams and exam books

9

27

Shirttail commemorating Gallagher’s 1st solo flight, Oct. 18, 1965

14

5

A Short Biography of Gallagher, n.d.

9

28

Transcripts

9

-

United Nations Society of Writers Award, n.d. (medallion)

9

29

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, certificate of appreciation, June 30, 2002

9

30

Warm Springs newsletters; 1953; November 21, 1953; & July 10, 1981

 

 

 

 

 

S6.  FAMILY PAPERS

 

 

 

11

1

Correspondence, 1919, 1926-27, 1945-50, 1958, 1978, 1985

15

1

Correspondence, Gallagher, Hugh from Fairbanks, Alaska, n.d.

15

2

Correspondence, Gallagher, Hugh from Summer Camp, 1942

15

3

Correspondence, Gallagher, Hugh from M.I.T., 1950-51

15

4

Correspondence, Gallagher, Hugh from New Mexico, 1951

15

5

Correspondence, Gallagher, Hugh from Warm Springs, 1953-54

15

6

Correspondence, Gallagher, Hugh from Haverford, 1952

15

7

Correspondence, Gallagher, Hugh from Claremont Men’s College, 1955

15

8

Correspondence, Gallagher, Hugh from Trinity College Oxford, 1956-59

15

9

Correspondence, Gallagher, Hugh from Tokyo, 1964

11

2

Gallagher, Hubert R.--passports, 1927 & 1953

11

3

Gallagher, Hubert R.--writings, 1948 & undated

11

4

Gallagher, Janet--school and childhood items, 1945, 1947-50

11

5

Gallagher, Janet--writings.  Includes an essay on her feelings about her brother's experience with polio.

11

6

Gallagher, Luthera Wakefield--passport, 1947

11

7

Gallagher, Luthera Wakefield--writings, 1931-32 & undated

11

8

Invitations and events, 1948, 1950, & undated

11

9

Pamphlets and brochures

11

10

Souvenirs and keepsakes

 

 

 

 

 

S7.  PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries A:  Photographs

(Note:  ^ indicates box is on oversize shelf)

 

 

 

11

11

Baker, George, & Rev. John N. Mills

11

12

Brownson, Tom

11

13

Cornhill Farm, Ellis, Nebraska

11

14

Depression era photos (used in Nothing to Fear)

11

15

Dinsmore, Doug

11

16

Dinsmore family

11

17

Dinsmore, Georgia

11

18

Dinsmore, J.G.

11

19

Dinsmore, Margret

11

20

Fir Ridge Ranch

11

21

Gallagher, Hubert, 1909, 1934-35, 1946, & undated

11

22

Gallagher, Hubert family, 1934-35, 1939, 1942, 1984

11

23

Gallagher, Hugh Gregory, adulthood, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1984-85, 1987, & undated

11

24

Gallagher, Hugh Gregory, childhood, 1933-36 & undated

11

25

Gallagher, Janet

11

26

Gallagher, Luthera Wakefield, 1909, 1927, 1943, & undated

11

27

Gallagher, Mary, 1880

11

28

Genevieve

11

29

Grand Junction, Colorado

11

30

Guerin, Dan D.

11

31

Guerin, Mame Curtis

11

32

Hanse, Florine M.

11

33

Harrington, Alice

11

34

Hoglett, Blanche & Mabel

11

35

Hoisington, "More"

11

36

Home, 4529 Lowell, Washington, DC

11

37

Hon, Mary Lou, 1951

11

38

Illinois Central Depot, Champaign, Illinois

11

39

Johnson, President Lyndon B. & Mrs. with the Bartletts

11

40

Jones, Tootsie

11

41

Kenneth

13^

2

Kramer Junior High School, Class of June 1946

11

42

Leland, Jim

11

43

Little White House, Warm Springs, Georgia

11

44

Lone Cone

11

45

Loraine

11

46

Martin, "Grandpa & Grandma"

11

47

Martin, Pauline

11

48

Mast, Marilyn

11

49

Mills College friends, 1927-28

11

50

"Paul and Therese," 1984-85

11

51

Pontiac automobile, 1946

11

52

Ray School (115), Chicago, Ill.

11

53

Roosevelt cottage, Campobello, New Brunswick

11

54

Roosevelt, Eleanor

11

55

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (used in Nothing to Fear)

11

56

S., J. Earl

11

57

Smith, Florence, 1890 & undated

11

58

Smith, Lenora "Nonie" Gregory Smith, 1881 & undated

11

59

Smith, Timothy Ladd

11

60

Spring vacation 1924, Monument Park

11

61

"Uncle Jack," 1904 & undated

11

62

Unidentified events

11

63

Unidentified people (and pets)

11

64

Unidentified places

11

65

Vincent, Craig

11

66

Wacker, Mattie

11

67

Wakefield, Charles Edwin, 1901-02 & undated

11

68

Wakefield, Mary Ladd Smith, 1901, 1903-04, & undated

11

69

Wakefield, Minnie

11

70

Wakefield, Tim

11

71

Wann, Edus

11

72

Washington Monument

11

73

Watt, Anne, 1887

11

74

Wheelchairs

11

75

Winnie

11

76

Y31 Club slumber party

11

77

Negatives, miscellaneous

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries B:  Scrapbooks

 

 

 

8

19

Scrapbook, Luthera Ladd Wakefield, 1908

8

20

Scrapbook, Hubert Gallagher, 1914-1937

 

11

 

78

79

80

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

100

101

102

103

104

105

106

107

108

109

110

111

112

113

114

115

116

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118

119

120

121

122

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Scrapbook, Luthera Ladd Wakefield, 1923:

  Page 1:  September 20, 1923, at Florine's

  Page 2

  Page 3:  Jo, Doris

  Page 4

  Page 5

  Page 6

  Page 7

  Page 8

  Page 9:  at Genevieve's, 1923

  Page 10:  The Made of the Golden Slipper, 1924

  Page 11:  Slumber party at Pauline's, July 31, 1925

  Page 12

  Page 13

  Page 14

  Page 15:  Y31 camp, August 1924

  Page 16

  Page 17:  "Stepp Inn"

  Page 18:  Alexander Lake

  Page 19:  Y31 meeting

  Page 20

  Page 21:  February 1926

  Page 22

  Page 23

  Page 24

  Page 25

  Page 26

  Page 27

  Page 28

  Page 29

  Page 30:  Bob and Loraine

  Page 31

  Page 32

  Page 33

  Page 34:  Mary Ladd's house

  Page 35:  Grand Mesa with the master

  Page 36

  Page 37

  Page 38

  Page 39

  Page 40

  Page 41

  Page 42

  Page 43:  Hugh in front of Pontiac, 5703 Blackstone; Luthera at party

  Page 44

  Page 45:  Luthera, Mills College friends

  Page 46

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries C:  VHS Videotape & DVD

 

 

 

14

10

“Black Bird Fly Away,” adapted from the play “My Blackbird Has Flown Away,” written by Carlton E. Spitzer and performed by Jeremy Lawrence on November 8, 2008 at the University of Toledo (DVD, 2 copies)

12

1

The Bookman's Corner, Produced by Charles Goolsby, July 1999 (VHS)

12

2

Coming to Terms, Rushes, Tapes 1-6, Little White House (original and use copy), 1990 (VHS)

12

3

Coming to Terms, Rushes, Tapes 7-12 (original and use copy), 1990 (VHS)

12

4

Coming to Terms, Rushes, Tapes 13-19 (original and use copy), 1990 (VHS)

12

5

Common Threads:  Stories from the AIDS Quilt, 1989, copy (VHS)

12

6

Defeating Stigma, Washington College, April 10, 2002, 80 min. (original and use copy) (VHS)

3

36

Defeating Stigma in our Time:  A Tribute to Hugh Gregory Gallagher, September 30, 2004, The disAbility Coalition of Talbot County (MD).  In Focus Video Production, 52 minutes.  Also includes an event program. (VHS)

12

7

The Democrat and the Dictator (Franklin Roosevelt and Adolph Hitler), A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers series, 1982 (VHS)

12

8

Disabilities Rights, H.G. Gallagher, October 20, 1998 (original and use copy) (VHS)

12

9

A Fireside Chat with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Portrayed by Dr. Gary Gray, n.d. (VHS)

2

37

“Hi Mate, I’m FPB.”  The Fourth Annual Hugh Gregory Gallagher Forum, The disAbility Coalition of Talbot County, Maryland.  (DVD).

12

15

Interview of Hugh Gallagher, April 29, 2004, for a History Channel Program entitled "FDR:  A Presidency Revealed" (donated by Team Productions, Washington, DC) (VHS)

3

37

Lessons from FDR:  What the thirty-second president taught about facing adversity.  The Second Annual Hugh Gregory Gallagher Forum on Defeating Stigma, September 29, 2005, The disAbility Coalition of Talbot County (MD).   Also includes an event program and poster, and photocopies of newspaper articles promoting the program, written by Carlton E. Spitzer).  (DVD).

14

11

 “My Blackbird Has Flown Away,” written by Carlton E. Spitzer and performed by Robert Chauncey on March 7, 2009, at the Avalon Theater in Easton, Maryland (DVD [2copies] and script)

12

10

Panorama, interview with Maury Povich, 1985 (original and use copy) (VHS)

 

 

 

11

130

“Renewing Lives:  A Trilogy.”  The Fifth Annual Hugh Gregory Gallagher Forum, The disAbility Coalition of Talbot County, Maryland, October 2008 (announcement and DVD)

3

38

Taking the “dis” out of disAbility.  The Third Annual Hugh Gregory Gallagher Forum, September 29, 2006, The disAbility Coalition of Talbot County (MD).  Also includes an event program and photocopies of related newspaper articles.

12

11

Wilderstein Tea Seminar, Hugh Gregory Gallagher, National Park Service, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt, NHS 2001, 1 hr. 20 min. (original and use copy) (VHS)

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries D:  Postcards

 

 

 

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Alaska

Arizona

Austria

California

Campobello

Canada

Colorado

Denmark

Egypt

England

France

Georgia

Germany

Hawaii

Illinois

Ireland

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Mexico

Michigan

Minnesota

Miscellaneous

Montana

Nebraska

Netherlands Antilles

Nevada

New Mexico

New York

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

People

Roosevelt Memorial

South Africa

South Dakota

Spain

Switzerland

Tokyo

Trinidad

Utah

Virginia

Washington, DC

Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries E:  Slides & Stereo Transparency

 

 

 

11

124

FDR Meeting, May 2000--slides

11

125

Gallagher, Hubert, Olny, n.d.--stereo transparency

 

 

 

 

 

S8.  ARTIFACTS

 

 

 

11

126

Commemorative coin, Fala, FDR's friend

11

127

Doll clothes

13^

4

Historical newspaper:  Harding, Warren G., death

   Denver Post, August 3, 1923

 

13^

 

5

6

7

8

9

Historical newspapers:

   Kansas City Times, September 2, 1904

   Kansas City Times, September 3, 1904

   Kansas City Times, November 11, 1904

   Kansas City Times, January 3, 1905

   Kansas City Times, January 23, 1905

13^

10

Historical newspaper:  Truman, Harry S., sworn in as U.S. President

   Times Herald (Washington, DC), April 14, 1945

13^

11

Historical newspapers:  Roosevelt, Franklin D., funeral

   Times Herald (Washington, DC), April 15, 1945

 

13^

 

12

13

14

Historical newspapers:  Roosevelt, Franklin D., death

   Warm Springs Mirror (Warm Springs, GA), April 20, 1945

   Washington Herald, April 13, 1945

   Washington Post, April 13, 1945

11

128

Japanese Yen (7000)

9

-

Library of Congress paperweight

9

-

Roosevelt, Franklin D., commemorative silver coin, 1995

 

 

 

 

 

S9.  PRINTED MATERIAL

 

 

 

12

12

Crip Zen:  A manual for survival, by Lorenzo Wilson Milam

12

13

The Fessenden Review, various issues

12

14

The Fessenden Review, various issues

Last Updated: 2/20/12