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The Archives Reading Room will be appointment-only for the Winter Break from Monday, December 19-Tuesday, January 17. Appointments may be requested by e-mailing archives@gallaudet.edu. Additionally, appointments are unavailable from Thursday, December 22-Tuesday, January 3 due to the closure of the institution over the holidays.

 

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.

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Starting December 5th, 2022, we’ll be sending out a monthly newsletter with updates about the Archives! You’ll learn about our relocation process, new digital collections, recent donations, interesting projects, and more!

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.

By the numbers:

50,000+

Individual objects

2,000+

Pieces of artwork

1,500+

Film reels and tapes

200+

Collections

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Archives

King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255

(202) 250-2604

Monday
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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