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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 locations such as: Deaf Stacks, Deaf Media, Deaf Videos (DVDs and VHS), Deaf Periodicals, and Deaf Microfilm. These materials are located on the main floor of the Merrill Learning Center (MLC). The deaf vertical files, which include the Deaf Subject Vertical File, Deaf Biographical Vertical File, and Deaf School Vertical File are also on the main floor; these Files require the assistance of Library staff. The Deaf Copy 1 material, if not available in the Deaf Stacks, also requires the assistance from Library staff.

The Archives contains manuscripts, photographs, portraits, films, rare books and autographed books, artifacts, and other materials or items. Archival call numbers have several locations, such as: MSS, SMSS, Gallaudetiana, Portraits, Deaf Film, and others. These materials may be obtained in the Archives Research Room, B125 in the Merrill Learning Center.

Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guidelines and Examples

CMS Citation Information for Archive material collections

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Departmental records

The Gallaudet University Archives is responsible for maintaining the University's institutional memory, which includes departmental records. Below is a link for the table of our Departmental Records.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Gallaudet University Annual Reports – 1858 to 1967

First Annual Report of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind for the Year Ending June 30, 1858

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Gallaudet University Commencement Speaker List Collection

A list of previous commencement speakers and student speakers.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Gallaudet University Digital Collections

Gallaudet University Historical Photograph Collection

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Gallaudet University Historical Timeline

This timeline, developed by Gallaudet University Archives, traces 150 years of campus history 1864-2014. As with all history research, this timeline is a work in progress.

Archives

Resource Type: History

Manuscript Collection

Manuscript Collections

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes’ Journal

Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes' Journal

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

National Deaf Mute Gazette

National Deaf Mute Gazette

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

On the Green Collection

A historical collection of On the Green divided into time periods.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Photograph Collection

The Archives holds thousands of photographs in its repository, which are divided into 11 main categories.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Presidential Papers Collection

Gallaudet University has been governed by 11 presidents since 1864. Each president's official correspondence, records, and papers are processed at the end of their term. The processed papers become part of the Presidential Papers collection.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Student Sports Collection

The Student Sports Collection consists of awards, brochures, handbooks, letters, news clippings and releases, program books, reports, rosters, schedules, scores and statistics, tournaments, and information on traditions related to athletics programs at Gallaudet University from 1885 to 2007.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Deaf American Collection

A collection of Deaf American journals.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Deaf-Mutes’ Friend

The Deaf-Mutes' Friend

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Deaf-Mutes’ Journal Collection

The Deaf-Mutes' Journal list.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Gallaudet Guide, and Deaf Mutes Companion – 1860 to 1862

The Gallaudet Guide, and Deaf Mutes Companion - 1860 to 1862

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Observer 1909-1915

The Observer 1909-1915

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Silent Worker Collection

Check out the resources in the Silent Worker Collection below.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Silent World 1871 to 1875

A Manuscript of volumes from "The Silent World" from 1871 to 1875 given to Gallaudet University's Deaf Archives.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Vertical Files

Gallaudet University's Vertical File Archives provide a solid starting point for researching various topics.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Contact Us

Archives

King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255

(202) 250-2604

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