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Advance the identification, collection, digitization, preservation, and accessibility of materials and resources relating to the historical development of The Arc of Iowa, its local chapters and the practices that led in the development of Disability Advocacy across the State of Iowa.


Determine interest in partnership to collect, store and research historical information presented from local Arc chapters as it relates to the disability civil rights movement.

The Arc Legacy in Iowa

Elodie Manternach - April 14, 1933 - November 15, 2019

Disability History Resources

Iowa Resources

• Harkin Institute - Builds New Facility

• May 15th meeting with Harkin Institute - Letter

National Resources

• Parallels In Time - Disability History Resources

• DisABILITY Museum - News Story

Meeting Date

May 15, 2019, Drake University; Cowles Library


Arc Board

Michael Wood - Arc of Iowa Board Member

Arc Council of Executives

Al Fagerlund - Marshall County

Darlene Voorhies - Jefferson County

Nancy Meddings - Wayne County

Drake University & The Harkin Institute

Dr. Karen Leroux - Associate Professor of History

Hope Bibens - Political Papers Archivist

Claudia Frazer - Director of University Archives & Special Collections