iSchool Capstone

Fostering a Culture of Empowerment in Mental Health Care: Selections from the MindFreedom International Records

Project tags:

archives & special collections

social justice

MindFreedom International is a coalition of grassroots organizations and individual members who unite to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities. The MindFreedom International records in the OHSU Historical Collections & Archives are rich yet underutilized. I aimed to bring more exposure to the records and to center the voices of psychiatric survivors by curating a physical and digital exhibit that highlights the collection, including newsletters, visual art, event flyers, and photographs. This exhibition and the accompanying digitization efforts demonstrate opportunities for future archival research and will generate greater awareness of the psychiatric survivors movement.

Project participants:

Zoe Maughan