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Key Documents


Please note: first document is Archival; second document is Accessible.

Foundational Documents

Accommodating the Spectrum of Individual Abilities (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1983) (Robert Burgdorf with Christopher G. Bell).

Eliminating Discrimination Against Physically and Mentally Handicapped Persons: A Statutory Blueprint, 8 Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter 64 (No. 1, 1984) (Robert Burgdorf with Christopher G. Bell).
Eliminating Discrimination Against Physically and Mentally Handicapped Persons: A Statutory Blueprint – ACCESSIBLE PDF

Toward Independence (National Council on the Handicapped, 1986) (Robert Burgdorf staff author for Council).  https://ncd.gov/publications/1986/February1986

On the Threshold of Independence (National Council on the Handicapped, 1988), (Andrea Farbman staff editor for Council). https://ncd.gov/publications/1988/Jan1988

 

Drafting & Introducing the ADA

Kent Waldrep Memo Naming the ADA, June 18, 1985
Kent Waldrep Memo Naming the ADA, June 18, 1985 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

First Partial ADA Draft, January 8, 1987
First Partial ADA Draft, January 8, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

Historic First Draft of ADA Bill, January 31, 1987
Historic First Draft of ADA Bill, January 31, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

First Fully Complete ADA Bill, July 23, 1987
First Fully Complete ADA Bill, July 23, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

NCD’s Final ADA Bill, March 18, 1988
NCD’s Final ADA Bill, March 18, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

Weicker Intro Statement April 28, 1988
Weicker Intro Statement April 28, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

 

ADA-Supporting Materials

Fact Sheet & Section by Section
Fact Sheet & Section by Section – ACCESSIBLE PDF

Briefing Materials on AIDS July 28, 1988
Briefing Materials on AIDS July 28, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

Cost Data re ADA July 28, 1988
Cost Data re ADA July 28, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

Qs & As, July 28, 1988
Qs & As, July 28, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

 


 

Alphabetical Listing of PDF documents on ADAchronicles.org

Note: first document is Archival; second document is Accessible.

 

ACCOMMODATING THE SPECTRUM

ADA BILL REDRAFT OCTOBER 29, 1987
ADA BILL REDRAFT OCTOBER 29, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

ADA LINE OUTLINE OCTOBER 1, 1987
ADA LINE OUTLINE OCTOBER 1, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

ADA NARRATIVE OUTLINE OCTOBER 1, 1987
ADA NARRATIVE OUTLINE OCTOBER 1, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

ADA SECTION BY SECTION SUMMARY OCTOBER 20, 1987
ADA SECTION BY SECTION SUMMARY OCTOBER 20, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

ADA TALKING POINTS OCTOBER 20, 1987
ADA TALKING POINTS OCTOBER 20, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

BRIEFING MATERIAL ON AIDS, JULY 28, 1988
BRIEFING MATERIAL ON AIDS, JULY 28, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

BURGDORF’S LIMITATIONS FADE – COURIER ARTICLE
BURGDORF’S LIMITATIONS FADE – COURIER ARTICLE – ACCESSIBLE PDF

CHART FROM TOWARD INDEPENDENCE  (No accessible version)

CLARIFICATION (DUBOW) MEMO MAY 1, 1986
CLARIFICATION (DUBOW) MEMO MAY 1, 1986 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

COST DATA RE ADA JULY 28, 1988
COST DATA RE ADA JULY 28, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

COUNCIL LETTER RE FAIR HOUSING AMENDMENTS ACT BILL
COUNCIL LETTER RE FAIR HOUSING AMENDMENTS ACT BILL – ACCESSIBLE PDF

COUNCIL REAFFIRMS PRIORITY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LAW
COUNCIL REAFFIRMS PRIORITY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LAW – ACCESSIBLE PDF

COVERAGE OF CONTINENTAL QUEST
COVERAGE OF CONTINENTAL QUEST – ACCESSIBLE PDF

DISCUSSION DRAFT NEED FOR EXPANDED NONDISCRIMINATION PROTECTION
DISCUSSION DRAFT NEED FOR EXPANDED NONDISCRIMINATION PROTECTION – ACCESSIBLE PDF

DISCUSSION DRAFT OUTLINE OF ELEMENTS FEBRUARY 1, 1987
DISCUSSION DRAFT OUTLINE OF ELEMENTS FEBRUARY 1, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

DRAFT OF MEMO FOR SENATOR WEICKER SEPTEMBER 30, 1987
DRAFT OF MEMO FOR SENATOR WEICKER SEPTEMBER 30, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

EVAN KEMP LETTER AND REYNOLDS BILL
EVAN KEMP LETTER AND REYNOLDS BILL – ACCESSIBLE PDF

FACT SHEET & SECTION BY SECTION SUMMARY
FACT SHEET & SECTION BY SECTION SUMMARY – ACCESSIBLE PDF

FIRST FULLY COMPLETE ADA BILL JULY 23, 1987
FIRST FULLY COMPLETE ADA BILL JULY 23, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

FIRST PARTIAL DRAFT JANUARY 8, 1987
FIRST PARTIAL DRAFT JANUARY 8, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

FOLLOW-UP MEMO TO MONDAY’S MEETING MARCH 2, 1988
FOLLOW-UP MEMO TO MONDAY’S MEETING MARCH 2, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

GAMEPLAN FOR INTRODUCTION OF THE ADA JULY 10, 1987
GAMEPLAN FOR INTRODUCTION OF THE ADA JULY 10, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

GARY OLSEN LETTER FEBRUARY 10, 1988
GARY OLSEN LETTER FEBRUARY 10, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

HISTORIC FIRST DRAFT OF ADA BILL JANUARY 31, 1987
HISTORIC FIRST DRAFT OF ADA BILL JANUARY 31, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

KENT WALDREP MEMO NAMING THE ADA JUNE 18, 1985
KENT WALDREP MEMO NAMING THE ADA JUNE 18, 1985 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

LEG. COUNSEL DRAFT OF ADA BILL OCTOBER 15, 1987
LEG. COUNSEL DRAFT OF ADA BILL OCTOBER 15, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

LIST OF CHANGES AGREED TO BY THE COUNCIL AND THOSE NOT AGREED TO
LIST OF CHANGES AGREED TO BY THE COUNCIL AND THOSE NOT AGREED TO – ACCESSIBLE PDF

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS IN FEBRUARY 1988 MEETING – ACCESSIBLE PDF
(addresses redacted; original document not available to protect privacy)

LIST OF PERSONS WHOSE INPUT SHOULD BE SOUGHT FEBRUARY 1987
LIST OF PERSONS WHOSE INPUT SHOULD BE SOUGHT FEBRUARY 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

MEMO DEFENDING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LAW PROPOSAL MAY 8, 1986
MEMO DEFENDING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LAW PROPOSAL MAY 8, 1986 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

MEMO RE INTRODUCTION OF COUNCIL’S ADA PROPOSAL APRIL 18, 1988
MEMO RE INTRODUCTION OF COUNCIL’S ADA PROPOSAL, APRIL 18, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

MEMO RE PASSAGE OF FHAA, OCTOBER 11, 1988
MEMO RE PASSAGE OF FHAA, OCTOBER 11, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

MUILENBURG DECEMBER 2, 1987, MEMO TO LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL OFFICE
MUILENBURG DECEMBER 2, 1987, MEMO TO LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL OFFICE – ACCESSIBLE PDF

NCD’s FINAL ADA BILL, MARCH 18, 1988
NCD’s FINAL ADA BILL, MARCH 18, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

NOVEMBER 12, 1987, MEMO TO COUNCIL MEMBERS
NOVEMBER 12, 1987, MEMO TO COUNCIL MEMBERS – ACCESSIBLE PDF

PAINFUL MEMORY COURIER ARTICLE
PAINFUL MEMORY, COURIER ARTICLE – ACCESSIBLE PDF

PARRINO MEMO ANNOUNCING SENATOR WEICKER WOULD INTRODUCE ADA BILL OCTOBER 23, 1987
PARRINO MEMO ANNOUNCING SENATOR WEICKER WOULD INTRODUCE ADA BILL OCTOBER 23, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

PROPOSED FINAL DRAFT OF BILL MEMO MARCH 11, 1988
PROPOSED FINAL DRAFT OF BILL MEMO MARCH 11, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

PROVISIONS RE COMMUNICATION BARRIERS IN CURRENT DRAFT
PROVISIONS RE COMMUNICATION BARRIERS IN CURRENT DRAFT – ACCESSIBLE PDF

Qs & As, July 28, 1988
Qs & As, July 28, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

SECTION BY SECTION EXPLANATION ATTACHMENT OF PROPOSED CHANGES
SECTION BY SECTION EXPLANATION ATTACHMENT OF PROPOSED CHANGES – ACCESSIBLE PDF

SIDE-BY-SIDE PROPOSED CHANGES NOVEMBER 1987
SIDE-BY-SIDE PROPOSED CHANGES NOVEMBER 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF  (coming soon)

STAFF DRAFT OF ADA BILL OCTOBER 2, 1987
STAFF DRAFT OF ADA BILL OCTOBER 2, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

STATUS DESCRIPTION, AUG 22, 1988
STATUS DESCRIPTION, AUG 22, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

STATUS DESCRIPTION, JUNE, 1, 1988
STATUS DESCRIPTION, JUNE, 1, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

STATUTORY BLUEPRINT
STATUTORY BLUEPRINT – ACCESSIBLE PDF

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ADA BILL OCTOBER 23, 1987
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ADA BILL OCTOBER 23, 1987 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

SY DUBOW MEMO
SY DUBOW MEMO – ACCESSIBLE PDF

WEICKER INTRO STATEMENT APRIL 28, 1988
WEICKER INTRO STATEMENT APRIL 28, 1988 – ACCESSIBLE PDF

 

Robert Burgdorf’s Publications List

Visit the link below for a complete list of publications by Robert Burgdorf.

https://www.law.udc.edu/page/RBurgdorfPubs