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1971 Jan.

Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives

House no. 2306

Massachusetts - The sections for "an act providing dining and social services for elderly and handicapped persons."

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1971 Jan. 13

Remmes, Harold S.

Memo to all Massachusetts Council of Organizations of the Handicapped directors

Massachusetts - Concerning the MCOH's endorsement of Representative Mary Newman.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1968

Bedridden, she 'lobbies' bill through legislature

Massachusetts - About a bill being signed into law which allows for absentee voting in primary elections after a campaign carried on by Helen W. Cummings. Cummings had hired an ambulance to take her the three blocks to the polls during the last primary election to demonstrate the difficulties faced by disabled voters. There is an image of Cummings, bedridden, holding a copy of the bill and surrounded by Lieutenant Go... more

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1970

Sargent to assist disabled

Massachusetts - Regarding Governor Francis William Sargent's push for legislative reforms to protect the rights of people with disabilities in the state of Massachusetts. The Governor announced the appointment of Attorney Paul Jameson as chairman of a special commission on the rights of people with disabilities.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1956

Massachusetts

An act establishing the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Massachusetts - Describing changes to existing laws and the creation of new legislation regarding the rehabilitation of people with disabilities in the state of Massachusetts. Including handwritten notes.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1969 May 6

Riel, Donald

Letter from Donald Riel to Elmer C. Bartels

Massachusetts - Discussing Riel's concern that the Worcester Chapter of MAP has fallen out of order and making suggestions of how to remedy the perceived issues. Stressing the importance of a focus on goals and ideals over recreation.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1994 Dec. 5

United States. District Court (Massachusetts)

Civil action lawsuit against the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Massachusetts - Regarding a suit against the MBTA to bring an injunction to require them to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making their stations and transportation accessible. Several plaintiffs who use wheelchairs or are visually impaired are listed along with their allegations against the MBTA.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1970

Information pertaining to H-5854, Sections 42 through 48

Massachusetts - Provides information regarding sections of a house bill having to due with low income housing suitable for people with physical disabilities. There is a list of changes that may be made to adapt housing units for people with physical disabilities and the cost involved. Four case histories are presented that detail the difficulties faced by people with disabilities from different families in trying to ... more

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1970 Apr.

Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives

House no. 5413

Massachusetts - Providing information for "an act to regulate the construction of certain buildings to which the public has access to facilitate their use by physically handicapped persons." All building that is meant to be open to and used by the public and contains living quarters must equip two percent of the units for use by people with physical disabilities.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1970 Apr.

Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives

Proposed revision of House bill no. 2988

Massachusetts - Amending the definition of the term "public building" which includes any privately financed buildings that are open to and used by the public, such as institutional buildings, commercial buildings, shopping centers, and more. Any such building that contains living quarters is required to equip a living unit for use by people with physical disabilities.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers