Charity and disability have been tied together since ancient times.
But in the four time periods viewed here, there are distinct changes
in how the relationship between the two ideas work. The documents
in this area include items described in the program Inventing
the Poster Child as well as some novelties discovered on the research
trail. The primary source materials come from Sunday School libraries,
service clubs, the Easter Seal Society, interviews with program
participants, and collections our advisors have created or directed
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