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RIT Deaf Studies Archives

In the Fall of 2019, students in RIT/NTID Deaf Art & Cinema course picked artifacts in the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archives to research and create display labels for a Pop Up exhibit to be displayed along with the artifacts during the ARTiculating Deaf Experiences conference.  Special thanks to RIT librarian Joan Naturale and RIT archivist Liz Call for their work with the students. Click the caption link for the pdf for each artifact.

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PDF of Deaf-themed productions at RIT/NTID
Presentation by Fred Beam & Patti Durr for the RADSCC 2-5-8 Series


Deaf Education

Deaf teachers

CSDB teachers 1892-1893


ICED Milan, Italy 1880 Congress


Deaf Schools

ohio school motto art let there be light


Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans


National Deaf Mute College/Gallaudet University

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Deaf women in college

  • Sheridan, L. C.  (1875).  The Higher Education of Deaf Mute Women.  American Annals of the Deaf, 20 (4), 248-252. The Higher Eduction of Deaf-Mute Women.version_1
  • Georgia Elliot’s letter read at CAID re: higher education for Deaf Women  CAID 1886, Elliot letter pg.177
  • Angie Fuller’s 1880 poem (The Charge) and article on a Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 12.22.18 PMcollege for ladies and discussion of its value over a gym at Gallaudet (see first 4 col.) 19August1880Page4
  • Discussion of the question of a Ladies’ College covered in the NAD First Convention (Cincinnati, Ohio), NY: NY Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, p28-29).
  • Angie Fuller’s Proposal for a Ladies College or Seminary  for a Ladies 4 Nov 1880 Deaf-Mute Journal (see first and last 3 col.) 4November1880Page2
  • Carraway’s editorial on a Ladies’ College  11 Nov 1880 Deaf-Mute Journal (see last 2 col.) 11Nov1880Page3-1
  • Responses to the idea of a Ladies’ College 9 December 1880 Deaf-Mute Journal (see col 2 and 3 under COLUMBUS which argues for a Ladies’ College and if one can’t be created elsewhere that faculty move out of Gallaudet where they had free lodging and 4th and 5th col. “The Ladies’ College” Alice C. Jennings 9December1880Page3
  • Angie Fuller’s article “That Tiresome ‘College’ Again” 3 Feb 1881 Deaf-Mute Journal (see 4th and 5th col.) 3Feburary1881Page3
  • Angie Fuller’s article on a Ladies’ College 12 may 1881 Deaf-Mute Journal (see last 3 col.) 12May1881Page1
  • Jones, Nancy Carolyn (1983).  “Don’t Take Any Aprons to College! A Study of the Beginning of Co-Education at Gallaudet College.”  Master Thesis, University of MD.  DontTakeAnyApronstoCollegePDF
  • Tiegel, Agatha (Hanson) 1937 remembrances of college:  The Victorian Era at Gallaudet Buff and Blue (1937).


Alexander Graham Bell


Deaf Colony


Akron Goodyear Deaf Factory Workers

goodyear mute girls the wingfoot clan 1918


Claggett Statement 1985


Literary Societies

Little Paper Family Banquet from Silent Worker 1914

Little Paper Family Banquet from Silent Worker 1914

Little Paper Family



American Society of Deaf Artists

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Art Exhibitions


Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 7.54.03 PMConvention of American Instructors of the Deaf

List of CAID Conventions and Presidents (1850-1969)


Fraternal Society of the Deaf


National Association of the Deaf

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  • NY Times Deaf-mutes in convention 1883

DeafConventionNYT 30Aug1883             DeafConventionNYT 31 Aug1883


  • NAD 1910 Conference Proceedings Excerpts from President Veditz address, resolutions. and letters NAD1910Veditz-pdf
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NAD 1918 resolution





Connecticut Deaf History Tour:

Martha’s Vineyard Info:

Murray, Joseph John (2007).  “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin:”  The transnational lives of deaf Americans, 1870-1924.  Dissertation, University of Iowa.

Deaf men and NASA

Deaf Smith:

  • Baldwin, Steve C.  (2012).  The Legacy of Deaf Smith:  Famed Soldier, Spy, and Scout of the Texas Revolution.  The Deaf Texan: Special Edition.  A Texas Association of the Deaf Publication.Deaf_Smith_monograph
  • Baldwin, Steve C.  (2020 Spring).  Still Seeking Deaf Smith:  Part One.  The Deaf Texan.  pp. 17-20. Baldwin-DeafSmith-Part1
  • Baldwin, Steve C.  (2020 Summer).  Still Seeking Deaf Smith:  Part Two.  The Deaf Texan.  pp. 23-30. Baldwin-DeafSmithPart2

Dorothy Miles

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