Submissions are sought for the History Note

Want to be part of history? Organizational histories, stories about remarkable people from the past, moments in Minnesota history and other topics […]

Want to be part of history? Organizational histories, stories about remarkable people from the past, moments in Minnesota history and other topics will be considered for the Access Press monthly History Note column. The History Note is a monthly newspaper column generously sponsored by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.

The column was written for many years by Luther Granquist, who still writes for the newspaper from time to time. The column recently featured many stories centered on the Americans with Disabilities Act and its journey toward passage.

Additional submissions are welcomed, especially if an organization or group are having a major anniversary. Access Press welcomes the opportunity to excerpt from and spotlight a longer history, or to reprint an article from a newsletter, newspaper or website.

Is there an invention that should be recognized years after it was developed? Is an anniversary approaching for a key piece of legislation? The newspaper welcomes other ideas as well as fully written articles will also be considered. The word limit is 500 words. Talk to the news staff about a longer article.

Submissions must center on events, people and places in the history of Minnesota’s disability community. Access Press is interested in history that focuses on all types of disability topics, so long as the history has a tie to Minnesota, and is especially interested in stories from Greater Minnesota.

Please submit ideas or questions prior to submitting full stories, as the newspaper may have covered the topic before. Contact newspaper staff at access@testing.accesspress.org or 651-644-2133 with any questions.

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Access Press is interested in reader submissions for the monthly History Note column, to complement the articles. Submissions must center on events, people and places in the history of Minnesota’s disability community. We are interested in history that focuses on all types of disability topics, so long as the history has a tie to Minnesota. We are especially interested in stories from Greater Minnesota. Please submit ideas prior to submitting full stories, as we may have covered the topic before. Contact us at access@testing.accesspress.org or 651-644-2133 if you have questions. The History Note is a monthly column sponsored by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, www.mnddc.org or www.mncdd.org and www.partnersinpolicymaking.com.