Collection 22C3-MLPD - Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities Oral History Project

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Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities Oral History Project

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24.73 GB of digital records.

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The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) was founded in 1974 in the era of the civil rights movement. Originally known as the Manitoba League of the Physically Handicapped (MLPH), MLPD began as a consumer-controlled organization with the goal of influencing the quality of services for people living with disabilities in Province of Manitoba

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Transferred by the MLPD to the Oral History Centre in 2019, with one additional interview added in 2021.

The purpose of this project was trace, collect and preserve the history of the disability rights movement in Manitoba, including the origins of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD), in order to protect the historical lessons learned from early movement organizers and to share that history with Manitobans who may be more or less familiar with the movement, its history and accomplishments.

The Manitoba League of Persons with disabilities Oral History Project was undertaken by the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities, with contributions and support from researchers at the University of Winnipeg Oral History Centre, University of Manitoba, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies. The project employed a community-based participatory research (CBPR) method in which members of the disability rights movement in Manitoba were involved in the design, data collection, interpretation, and dissemination of the findings of the research. The project was guided by an advisory board which included representatives from the community, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and academic representatives from the UWinnipeg and University of Manitoba.

The project was funded by: The Abe and Bertha Arnold Community Oral History Fund (Oral History Centre), Allan Simpson Memorial Fund, Manitoba Heritage Fund, and the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies.

This collection consists of two Series, the first series of interviews resulted from the initial project, and were conducted by Project Coordinator Carlos Sosa. In 2021 a second series was added to the collection, after OHC practicum Student Emily McPherson conducted an interview with Carlos Sosa.

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This collection consists of two Series of Interviews: The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities Oral History Project, which contains 10 interview files and one File of Related Project documentation (includes photographs, project outcomes, one video recording), and the Carlos Sosa Interview, which consists of 1 Interview File and 1 File of related documents.

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  • English

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All original recordings and documents are held at the Oral History Centre Archive.

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Some records in this collection are available to consult online.

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See individual Interview Files for access permissions and restrictions on records.

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Any duplication of recorded interviews or related documents is prohibited.

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Created: August 19, 2022.

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