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The Church Mission to Deaf Mutes

Collection of The Church Mission to Deaf Mutes, 1921-1988

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Descriptive Summary

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)

Abstract:

Note: This document last updated 2005 November 30.

Administrative Information

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

Organizational History 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

No Series

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
01 01 Application for Admission 1971
01 02 Budget – Proposal 1962
01 03 By-Laws 1961-1974
01 04 Certificate of Incorporation n.d.
01 05 Financial Report 1970
01 06 Financial Report 1971
01 07 Financial Report 1972
01 08 Financial Statements 1957-1966
01 09 Financial Statements 1967-1976
01 10 Financial Statements 1972
01 11 Financial Statements 1973
01 12 Financial Statements 1974
01 13 Financial Statements 1975
01 14 Financial Statements 1976
01 15 Financial Statements 1977
01 16 Correspondence 1969-1970
01 17 Correspondence 1971
01 18 Correspondence 1972
01 19 Correspondence 1973
01 20 Correspondence 1974
01 21 Correspondence 1975
02 01 Correspondence 1976
02 02 Correspondence 1977
02 03 Correspondence—Cemetery plots 1977
02 04 Correspondence 1978
02 05 Correspondence 1979
02 06 List of members of the Board of Trustees 1963-1978
02 07 Minutes of the Executive Committee 1921
02 08 Minutes and Agendas 1958-1969
02 09 Minutes and Agendas 1970
02 10 Minutes and Agendas 1971
02 11 Minutes and Agendas 1972
02 12 Minutes and Agendas 1973
02 13 Minutes and Agendas 1974
02 14 Minutes and Agendas 1975
02 15 Minutes and Agendas 1976
02 16 Minutes and Agendas 1977
02 17 Minutes and Agendas 1978
02 18 Minutes—Board of Lady Managers 1969-1970
02 19 Newsletters 1987-1988
02 20 Pamphlets 1971-1974
02 21 Sale of Gallaudet Home 1974-1975

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