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Manuscripts – Collection of Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf, 1941-1986
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf, est. 1868
Collection of Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf, 1941-1986
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives Call No.: MSS 157
Title: Collection of Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf, 1941-1986 Quantity: 12.5 Linear Feet (25 document boxes)
Note: This document last updated 2005 November 30.
Acquisition Information: The collection of the Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf was acquired from the office of the Associations for Education of the Deaf in Columbia, Maryland in 1987.
Processed by: Michael Olson. 2005 September.
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 Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf was founded in 1868 at Gallaudet University. At that time its name was the Conference of Superintendents and Principals of the American Schools for the Deaf until it changed the name to the Conference of Executives of American Schools for the deaf in 1931. It is the second oldest professional organization for educators of the deaf in the United States after the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, which was founded in 1850. The conference’s purposes are to promote the management and operation of schools for the deaf, promote the welfare of the deaf, and promote the professional growth of teachers of the deaf by establishing and maintaining standards for teachers through certification procedures and approval of teacher training centers. The conference holds its general meetings every two years to exchange information among the superintendents and principals in relating the education of the deaf.
Scope and Content
The Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf consists of letters, articles, financial reports, constitution and by-laws, program books, minutes, certificates, newsletters, memorandums, and brochures. The collection, which consists of approximately 15,300 pages, dates from 1941 to 1986. The bulk of the collection consists of minutes of the conference’s meetings, proceedings, and program books. There is correspondence on the Presidents of the Conference written between 1966 and 1986. The largest subject in the collection is focused on the education of the deaf. There are some interesting subjects on mainstreaming on the education of deaf children. 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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