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Sep 27, 2022
Manuscripts – Collection of The Church Mission to Deaf Mutes, 1921-1988
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
The Church Mission to Deaf Mutes
Collection of The Church Mission to Deaf Mutes, 1921-1988
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 120
Creator: Henry L. Buzzard
Title: Collection of The Church Mission to Deaf Mutes, 1921-1988
Quantity: 1.0 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Note: This document last updated 2005 November 30.
Acquisition Information: Henry L. Buzzard donated the collection of the Church Mission to Deaf Mutes to Gallaudet University Archives. The gift was made on May 20, 1988.
Processed by: Michael Olson. 2001 December 10.
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 ALADIN
It was an organization that was found by Rev. Dr. Thomas Gallaudet in 1872 and began in New York and Delaware then eventually spread out in the United States with trained missionaries. They were to “promote the temporal and spiritual welfare of adult deaf-mutes.” The organization created a home for the aged and infirm, extended help to the deaf, established a bureau to help understand deaf workers, and a church for all to attend. They believed that they reached 7,000 deaf-mutes annually. In 1974, the organization changed its name to Church Mission to Deaf People.
Scope and Content
The Church Mission to Deaf-Mutes’ collection involves approximately 1,700 items. The majority of the papers include the organization’s financial statements, correspondence, and minutes of the meetings that took place mostly in the 1970s. Application for Admission and Certification of Incorporation of this organization is also included. There is information about the sale of the Gallaudet home in this collection.
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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