This archive initially contained a small selection from the papers of Kevin Hyett (1958-2004), a good friend of mine and Lorraine. He was a radical activist for the rights of disabled people. It is now being extended with a much wider collection of papers from Paul Hunt and Dick Leaman, via Judy Hunt. Some will be public-domain, and others will be in a closed archive in Manchester, with controlled access only by prior written permission from the GMCDP office to genuine and ethical activists and researchers.
All the public-domain documents have a Creative Commons licence for non-commercial use, based on the share-alike and attributed principles. Share-alike means the same Creative Commons conditions must be kept with all copies.
- both versions above with an interesting questionnaire at the end to send to academics to fill in before you decide whether to see them or not.
These documents below all relate to UPIAS – the Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation. Kevin Hyett was one of its active members.
DISABILITY CHALLENGE – public newsletter
1981-05-00 UPIAS Disability Challenge No 1 – May 1981
CIRCULARS – confidential to members
Kevin’s papers contain copies of around 20 of the around 60 Circulars which UPIAS mailed to its members. I initially proposed that these copies should be added here for wider use today by disability campaigners and scholars. The reasoning was similar to the “30 year rule” for confidential government papers to be published in the National Archives. I invited welcome views, especially from people who were active in UPIAS at the time, as a consequence of which (see details below) the Circulars remain confidential for some time yet. Thanks. TB.