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The Gallaudet University Archives hosts the world’s largest collection of materials related to deaf people, deaf culture, deaf history, signed languages, deaf education, and deaf-related organizations.
The Archives’ staff members are specialists with skills ranging from digitization to artwork restoration and preservation. The Archives focuses on collecting, preserving, and providing access to a broad sweeping history of Gallaudet University.
The Archives also collects, preserves, and provides access to the histories of various deaf communities around the world. These histories include signed languages indigenous to specific countries or regions, deaf publications and organizations, publications from deaf organizations from various countries, educational institutions for the deaf, religious institutions for the deaf, and biographical materials relating to deaf individuals of note.
Archives staff are available to provide virtual consultations upon request. Please contact us for more information.
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The Archives office offers instructional sessions and tours for its patrons.
The Archives offers a wide array of duplication services to our patrons.
Donations Towards Deaf History at Gallaudet University
Deaf Collection Archive Facility Procedures
Fees for the photocopying services at Gallaudet University
The 2026 goals set forth by the Archives office.
Tips and Tricks for Newcomers
The Archives contains 19 indexes of birth, marriage, and death records derived from various Deaf publications such as "The Silent Worker," The American Annals of the Deaf, "The Frat," and the Fay Marriage Index.
A list of Archives' popular online resources.
A list of popular Archives collections.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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