Academics
Areas of Study

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.

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

The Silent World 1871 to 1875 TITLE/VOLUME/NUMBER DATE The Silent World Vol. 1 no. 1 July 1871 The Silent World Vol. 1 no. 2 August 1871 The Silent World Vol. 1 no. 3 September 1871 The Silent World Vol. 1 no. 4 October 1871 The...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Observer 1909-1915

Title/Volume/Number Date The Observer Vol 1 no 1 April 1, 1909 The Observer Vol 1 no 3 April 29, 1909 The Observer Vol 1 no 4 May 13, 1909 The Observer Vol 1 no 5 May 27, 1909 The Observer Vol 1 no 6 June...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

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

Note: Vol. 1 No. 1 January 1860 is missing. Volume 3 Number 10 October 1862, Volume 3 Number 11 November 1862, and Volume 3 Number 12 December 1862 were never published. Title/Volume/NumberDate The Gallaudet Guide, and Deaf Mutes Companion Vol. 1 No. 2 February 1860...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Deaf-Mutes’ Journal Collection

Arranged in chronological order, in 5-year increments, from 1875-1938.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

The Deaf-Mutes’ Friend

VOLUME/NUMBERDATE The Deaf-Mutes Friend Vol. 1 No. 1 January 1869 The Deaf-Mutes Friend Vol. 1 No. 2 February 1869 The Deaf-Mutes Friend Vol. 1 No. 3 March 1869 The Deaf-Mutes Friend Vol. 1 No. 4 April 1869 The Deaf-Mutes Friend Vol. 1 No. 5 May...

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. Box Categories Titles Year 01 Articles Ice...

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. Personal correspondence and papers of the president are processed as...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Photograph Collection

The Archives holds thousands of photographs in its repository, which are divided into 11 main categories. Samples of some of our historical photographs within our holdings can be seen on the Islandora Digital Collections web page. A collection of over 7,000 portraits of various individuals...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Manuscript Collection

The Archives has over 221 manuscript collections and more manuscripts are continuously being added. The collections may be the papers of faculty members, deaf individuals, or deaf organizations. Each collection has a "register," which includes a biographical/historical sketch, scope and content description, folder index, and...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

On the Green Collection

Check out the various On the Green resources below.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Vertical Files

The vertical files provide an overview of various research subjects. They contain news clippings, articles, photocopies, brochures, pamphlets, and basic information about an individual, organization, or subject. The vertical files are an excellent place to begin research. Topics may be searched in SUMMON Catalog. The...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

National Deaf Mute Gazette

VOLUME/NUMBERDATE National Deaf Mute Gazette Vol. 1 No. 1 January 1867 National Deaf Mute Gazette Vol. 1 No. 2 February 1867 National Deaf Mute Gazette Vol. 1 No. 3 March 1867 National Deaf Mute Gazette Vol. 1 No. 4 April 1867 National Deaf Mute Gazette...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes’ Journal

Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes' Journal 1872-1874 Volume/Number Date(s) Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes' Journal Vol. 12, No. 01 Nov. 07, 1872 Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes' Journal Vol. 12, No. 02 Nov. 14, 1872 Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes' Journal Vol. 12, No. 03 Nov. 21, 1872 Mexico...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Gallaudet University Annual Reports – 1858 to 1967

Title DATE First Annual Report of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind for the Year Ending June 30, 1858 June 30, 1858 Second Annual Report of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind for the Year Ending June 30, 1859...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Gallaudet University Digital Collections

Gallaudet Univeristy Historical Photograph Collection American Annals of the Deaf Gallaudet University Alumni Cards R. Orin Cornett Memorial Cued Speech Collection The Silent Worker Benjamin M. Schowe, Sr., Papers Deaf Rare Books (link 1) (link 2)

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Gallaudet University Commencement Speaker List Collection

Check out the commencement speakers below.

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 the table of our Departmental Records. The table is not a comprehensive listing. Contact the Archives for further information. Department Title Year Box No Academic Technology Department...

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. Your comments and ideas on historic events are welcome. Please send feedback to: Archives Many thanks to the following...

Archives

Resource Type: History

The Deaf American Collection

Check out the various pages in the Deaf American Collection below.

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guidelines and Examples

Most historians and archivists use Chicago Style for citations, references, and bibliographic data in their scholarly work. When in doubt, refer to the Chicago Manual of Style. This webpage is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to citations but addresses common materials found in...

Archives

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Contact Us

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
Select what best describes your relationship to Gallaudet University so we can effectively route your email.
By submitting this form, I opt in to receive select information and deaf resources from Gallaudet University via email.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.