Lest We Forget is an initiative to record and preserve the first person histories of people labeled 'mentally retarded' who lived in state institutions, as well as the stories of the families they left behind and pioneering professionals and advocates whose dedication and sacrifices led a civil rights movement.

While the stories focus on Ohio, they are of national historical significance, as they reflect the stories of individuals, families and communities across the United States during a time in history that until now has remained shrouded in silence, fear and mystery - take the journey on a little known civil rights movement from segregation to integration, from isolation to inclusion.

The project was developed by the Partners for Community Living.

For more information on this collection, please view the collection finding aid or visit Wright State University Special Collections and Archives.

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Submissions from 2007

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Connie Mack interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Connie Mack and Jeff Moyer

Submissions from 2004

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Julia Bell interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Julia Bell and Judy Leasure

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Mark Gerhardstein interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Mark Gerhardstein and Judy Leasure

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John Kolarousky interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, John Kolarousky and Judy Leasure

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Francis and Roy Miller interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Francis Miller, Francis Miller, and Judy Leasure

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John Pratt interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, John Pratt and Judy Leasure

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Ken Ritchey interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Ken Ritchey and Judy Leasure

Submissions from 2003

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Terry Alexander interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Terry Alexander and Jeff Moyer

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Wayne Alexander interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Wayne Alexander and Jeff Moyer

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Jack Carroll interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Jack Carroll and Jeff Moyer

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Judy Walker Cunningham interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Judy Walker Cunningham and Jeff Moyer

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Marcia Dufore interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Marcia Dufore and Jeff Moyer

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Cynthia Foster interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Cynthia Foster and Jeff Moyer

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John Gill interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, John Gill and Jeff Moyer

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Elgertha Hall interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Elgertha Hall and Jeff Moyer

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Robert Olinger interview and David Johnson for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Robert Johnson, Robert Olinger, and Jeff Moyer

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Barbara Jones interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Barbara Jones and Jeff Moyer

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Mary Beth Mitchell interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Mary Beth Mitchell and Jeff Moyer

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Jeff Moyer interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Jeff Moyer and Mark Lyons

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Bob O'Callahan interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Bob O'Callahan and Jeff Moyer

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Dan Powell interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Dan Powell and Jeff Moyer

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Dan and Unice Powell interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Dan Powell, Unice Powell, and Jeff Moyer

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Elvia Thomas interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Elvia Thomas and Jeff Moyer

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Ray Thomas interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Ray Thomas and Jeff Moyer

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James Tuck interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, James Tuck and Jeff Moyer

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Jean Tydings interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Jean Tydings and Jeff Moyer

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Betty Weatherly interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Betty Weatherly and Jeff Moyer

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Tom Weaver interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Tom Weaver and Jeff Moyer

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Brenda Whitney interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Brenda Whitney and Jeff Moyer

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Paul Young interview for the Lest We Forget Collection of Oral Histories, Paul Young and Judy Leasure