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Subseries 10. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Scope and Content Notes:

Although Thornburgh took great pride in being the "point man" for the Bush administration in efforts to pass this landmark civil rights legislation in 1990, much of the work was essentially behind the scenes. Therefore, these files are comparatively few in number, in relation to the significance of the passage of ADA.

The files here include, for example, memoranda, fact sheets, compromise bills, Thornburgh's testimony, and articles by him. In addition, files from the Signing Ceremony, July 26, 1990, and the One Year Anniversary of the Signing, July 26, 1991, are here as well.


Box 829
Folder 1 Draft of Thornburgh's Testimony on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), S. 933 June 22, 1989
Folder 2 Correspondence Regarding Thornburgh's Testimony June-November, 1989
Folder 3 Compromise Bill July-August, 1989
Folder 4 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Fact Sheet October, 1989
Folder 5 Remarks of James S. Brady, Vice Chairman of NOD to National Legislative Seminar of Affiliated Leadership League of and for the Blind Of America, Washington, DC February 26, 1990
Folder 6 Consideration of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Amendments April 29, 1990-May 22, 1990
Folder 7 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Signing Ceremony July 26, 1990
Folder 8 Handicapped Accessibility Survey, U.S. Department of Justice January 11, 1991
Folder 9 One Year Anniversary of the Signing of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) July 26, 1991
Folder 10 Memoranda June 29, 1989-July 12, 1991
Folder 11 Newspaper Clippings, Letters to the Editors, and Editorial Board Information 1989-1991
Folder 12 Articles by Dick Thornburgh 1990-1991
Folder 13 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services; 28 CFR, Parts 35 and 36, Final Rule January 26, 1992