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Disability Records: Accessibility at the University of Texas at Arlington

by Rafia Mirza Mar 10 2017 - 8:05am
Sports ‘N Spokes Cover, May/June 1992

This post is about the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries’ Texas Disability History Collection and was written by UTA’s Jeff Downing and Betty Shankle.

July’s oven-like heat drenched Jim Hayes’ shirt with sweat as he pulled cable for Western Electric one last time. On Monday he was going to trade his workman’s clothes for the olive drab of the Army, but today was his 18th birthday and he intended to celebrate.

Once home, he shoehorned eight of his family and friends into his 1963 Ford Fairlane and made the short drive to Fort Worth’s Lake Benbrook.  During the ride...

Blog Submissions

by Rafia Mirza Jan 20 2017 - 3:09pm

The goal of the UTA Libraries Scholarly Communication Division blog is to highlight our initiatives, collections, people, events, collaborations, and services.

We invite anyone in the UT Arlington community doing work around scholarly communications to submit interviews, reviews, and other material to the blog, and offer the following guide for submissions.

A blogpost is piece of writing typically shorter and less formal than most articles but comprising at least one or two paragraphs. The blogger introduces or comments on a topic, which perhaps leads to a broader discussion...