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Manuscripts – Collection of Captioned Films...
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
Captioned Films for the Deaf
Collection of Captioned Films for the Deaf, 1959-1969
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 125
Title: Collection of Captioned Films for the Deaf, 1959-1969
Quantity: Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Note: This document last updated 2008 February 8.
Acquisition Information: The United States Department of Education collection was given to the Gallaudet University Archives by Carolyn Jones on 1993 February 22.
Processed by: Michael J. Olson. 2002.
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:
The United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) was established in 1953 as a cabinet-level department operating until 1979 when two separate departments were formed: the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.
In 1959, H.E.W. worked together with the Deaf Community to establish a Captioned Films program for the deaf, authorized by Congress and operated under Public Law 85 -905. This program’s goal was to enable Deaf persons to be exposed to motion pictures: educational, cultural, or entertaining, and as a medium to limit “social and cultural isolation.” The appointed chief to this program was John A. Gough, an educator and advocated for the Deaf Community. His initial scope for the program soon broadened. He advocated extending the captioning capabilities to the classroom. Within a few years, educational and training videotapes included captioning, giving deaf students and workers visual representations.
Scope and Content
The U.S. Department of Education: Captioned Films for the Deaf collection comprises two boxes of newspaper articles pertaining to films and videotapes’ captioning. The dates span from 1959 – 1969.
Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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