MSS 143

Gallaudet University Alumni Association, est. 1889

Collection of Gallaudet University Alumni Association, 1964-1970

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives

Call No.: MSS 143


Title: Collection of Gallaudet University Alumni Association, 1964-1970

Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)


Note: This document last updated 2005 December 7.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Processed by: Octavian Robinson. 2004 November 24.

Processing Note:

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: See Library catalog

Historical Sketch

The Gallaudet College Alumni Association was established in 1889. The association got its start with the unveiling of Daniel Chester French’s sculpture of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Alice Cogswell. This statue was a gift from the alumni and friends of the College. The day after the unveiling, the alumni gathered for the unveiling met to establish an alumni association. In 1893, when the Columbia Institution changed its name to Gallaudet College in honor of T.H. Gallaudet, the alumni played a large role. The alumni continued to make waves on Kendall Green. One example is the generous donation of $50,000 for a memorial building in honor of Edward M. Gallaudet. In 1967, to keep up with the alumni, the College opened an alumni office on campus and hired a full-time director to oversee its daily operations. Thousands of alumni return to Kendall Green to visit their alma mater every year. Homecoming serves as a great occasion for their reunions. In 1989, more than 1,000 alumni visited for the association’s centennial reunion. The Gallaudet University Alumni Association currently boasts a membership of 15,000+ alumni.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of calendars, tickets, program books, newsletters, receipts, correspondence, financial records, and other papers pertaining to the Gallaudet University Alumni Reunions’ planning and implementation in 1964, 1967, and 1970. The bulk is dated in 1964 for the Centennial Reunion, of which Francis C. Higgins was chairman. Series Descriptions and Folder Lists

No Series.

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Activities 1962-1970
1 2 Alumni Newsletter 1967-1970
1 3 Articles/Speeches 1964
1 4 Blank Letterhead 1964-1967
1 5 By-Laws n.d.
1 6 Calendar 1989
1 7 Cancellation Letters 1964
1 8 Committees/Boards 1964-1967
1 9 Entry Forms n.d.
1 10 Financial Records 1964-1970
1 11 Gallaudet Alumni Bulletin 1964
1 12 General Information 1960-1970
1 13 Handwritten Notes n.d.
1 14 Letters to Francis C. Higgins 1962-1967
1 15 Press Releases 1967
1 16 Proceedings 1970
1 17 Program Books 1964-1970
1 18 Programs-Detailed 1964-1970
1 19 Registration 1964-1967
1 20 Reports 1970
1 21 Resolutions 1964
1 22 Reunion Newsletters 1964
1 23 Schedule of Activities 1964
1 24 State of the College 1970
1 25 Tickets 1964
1 26 Duplicates of Receipts 1963-1964

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