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Manuscripts – Collection of American Annals of the Deaf, 1975-1986
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
American Annals of the Deaf, est. 1847
Collection of American Annals of the Deaf, 1975-1986
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 171
Title: Collection of American Annals of the Deaf, 1975-1986
Quantity: 2 linear feet (4 document boxes)
Abstract: This collection consists of book reviews, correspondence regarding the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts to be published in the Annals, and manuscripts.
Acquisition Information: The Collection of American Annals of the Deaf was donated to the Gallaudet University Archives by McCay Vernon circa early 1980s.
Processed By: Jeffrey Peterson, 2008 December 8.
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.
Related Material in the Archives
Since its inception in 1847 the American Annals of the Deaf is the oldest journal dealing with deafness and the education of deaf persons. The committee at the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut, formed the first publication. The first editor of the Annals was Luzerne Rae. In 1861, due to the American Civil War, publication temporarily ceased and then resumed in 1868. Edward Allen Fay, a member of the faculty of Gallaudet University, served as editor for 50 years from 1870 to 1920.
The Annals was the official organ of the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf that published the proceedings and many of the papers presented at the conventions.
The Annals has focused primarily on the education of deaf students and on information for professionals associated with the education of the deaf.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of 4 document boxes-approximately 2 linear feet and 3,400 pages-containing material dating from 1975 to 1986. Documents within the collection include book reviews (alphabetized in order of the title of the book being reviewed), correspondence regarding the acceptance or rejection of submitted manuscripts to be published in the annals, and manuscripts.
The bulk of material is from 1983 to 1986; the majority of the collection is manuscripts. Rejected manuscripts also contain editorial and reviewer remarks as to why the manuscript was rejected.
Series Description and Folder Lists
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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