This guide provides an overview of library resources pertinent to the research topics of HIST150: Dis/Ability in American History. It features both primary and secondary resources from the stacks, from databases and from the Special Collections Research Center.
The resources introduced here are almost exclusively housed in Swem Library or accessible through one of our databases. But we also included links to two full-text searchable databases on Confederate pension and disability records that have been digitized by the Library of Virginia (see Government Documents Tab).
The following Swem Library research guide might also be of help: Medicine. That Medicine guide provides an overview of material in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center related to medicine. Tabs such as "Slavery" and "Hospitals" are most likely to have relevant sources for this Dis/Ability in American History course.
The Special Collections Research Center access tools are available to guide you in finding materials in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Don't forget that you also may come into the SCRC in person and consult with the staff member on duty for guidance or contact us via email or phone.