How To Bring New Hope to the Mentally Retarded

Description (Brief):

How To Bring New Hope to the Mentally Retarded is one of the pamphlets given to the camp counselors at Camp Shriver in 1965 and one of many developed in the 1960s as a heightened public awareness of the mentally disabled was occurring.

Description (Brief)

From its beginnings as Camp Shriver in Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s backyard, to the first international games in 1968, Special Olympics has been about giving people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sport. This participation builds confidence, provides emotional support and offers social opportunities for the athletes and their families. With state chapters and a global presence through its World Games, “Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with 5 million athletes in 170 countries worldwide.”

Date Made: 1965

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: Special OlympicsWeb Subject: Disabilities


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0331.01Accession Number: 2017.0331Catalog Number: 2017.0331.01

Object Name: pamphlet, special olympicspamphlet

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/4 in x 4 in; 20.955 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_1862943

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