Who We Are
News & Stories
May 25, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 24, 2023
June 29, 2023
August 20, 2023
University Wide Events
No Communication Compromises
Areas of Study
Changing the world
Community & Innovation
Research Experiences & Services
Our Global Presence
Global at Home
Global Learning For All
Your Journey Starts Here
Tools and Resources
Explore Our Campus
Jun 7, 2023
Jun 6, 2023
Meet the Team
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
The Archives is appointment-only for the summer. Thinking about paying us a visit? Start here!
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 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.
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 within a 5-year plan established in 2021.
Archives staff are available to provide consultations upon request. Please contact us for more information.
Curious about the Archives? Hit the button to subscribe to our monthly newsletter! You’ll learn about our relocation process, new digital collections, recent donations, interesting projects, and more!
By the numbers:
Pieces of artwork
Film reels and tapes
The Little Paper Family Internet Archive - Deaf Rare MaterialsInternet Archive - Deaf Mutes Journal Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes' Journal - 1873-1874 (Arranged by year) The Deaf-Mutes' Journal - 1875-1937 (Arranged by year) University Annual Reports - 1858 to 1967 Gallaudet Guide, and Deaf Mutes...
The Archives has created 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. Further, genealogy information can be obtained from Gallaudet Alumni Cards,...
Gallaudet University has the world's largest collection on deaf people, deaf culture, deaf history, sign languages, audiology, speech, deaf education and deaf related organizations. The Library Deaf Collections is composed of books, videorecordings, periodicals and other forms of non-print media. These materials are identified in...
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Copyright © 2023 Gallaudet University. All rights reserved.
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002