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Manuscripts – Collection of Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, 1947-1989
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, est. 1850
Collection of Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, 1947-1989
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 156
Title: Collection of Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, 1947-1989
Quantity: 6.0 Linear Feet (12 document boxes)
Abstract: The CAID is a prominent organization of educators of the Deaf.
Note: This document last updated 2005 November 30.
Acquisition Information: The collection of the Convention of American Instructors of 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 August
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 Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf was founded in 1850 and incorporated in 1897 by an Act of the United States Congress. The Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf consists of professionals involved in the education of the deaf. Its purpose is to promote professional development and communication among educators of the deaf. The conference is held every two years to exchange information among the educators in relating the education of the deaf.
Scope and Content
The Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf consists of letters, articles, financial statements, photographs, invoices, constitution and by-laws, program books, minutes, certificates, and newsletters. The collection, which consists of approximately 6,800 pages, dates from 1947 to 1989. The bulk of the collection consists of letters related to the conference that were planned for every two years between 1967 and 1986. Included in the collection, there are conference program books from 1947 to 1973. Also included in the collection are meeting minutes of the Executive Committee between 1977 and 1984. The largest subject in the collection is focused on the education of the deaf. The most interesting subject is about correspondence between the Western Electric Company and the CAID related to oralism and the Alexander Graham Bell Association.
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Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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