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United States Deaf Skiers Association, est. 1968
Collection of the United States Deaf Skiers Association, 1948-1986
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Descriptive Summary
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 95
Creator:
Title: Collection of the United States Deaf Skiers Association, 1948-1986
Quantity: 8.0 Linear Feet (16 document boxes)
Abstract:
Note: This document last updated 2006 January 10.
Administrative Information
Acquisition Information: Doug Dickinson donated the collection of the United States Deaf Skiers Association to the Gallaudet University Archives.
Processed by: Gary Brooks. 2000 August 8.
Processing Note: Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.
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Historical Sketch
The United States Deaf Skiers Association was established in March 1968 at Park City, Utah, when they had the first biennial National Ski Convention for the Deaf. They had 34 deaf skiers from all over the United States and some from Canada. In 1970, they had 125 skiers at Snowmass at Aspen, Colorado. An official representative for the United States Ski Association came there and had learned a lot about deaf skier’s ability to ski and their activities. As a result of this experience, the USSA has a USSA Ski Week program every year. In March 1972, they had 240 deaf skiers attend the third biennial convention in New Hampshire. They had the big National Ski Championships for the Deaf in the past conventions. The latter was one of the most thrilling events for everyone.

Scope and Content
The collection of United States Deaf Skiers Association is extremely broad, covering a wide range of subjects. The collection consists of ski events, newsletters, business correspondences, bi-annual conventions, By-Laws, records from various ski race results, and general records relating to Deaf skiing. The collection is broken up into seven series are: Administration, Convention, Correspondence, General, Publication, Ski Club, and Ski Events. Overall, this collection provides a rich and insightful history of the United States Deaf Skiers Association into one of the foremost deaf organizations in the United States. Series Descriptions

Series 1: Administration
Boxes 1-2
The USDSA Administration included agenda, reports, Membership, Boards records, By-laws, minutes, and various papers from USDSA administration.

Series 2: Convention
Box 3
The USDSA convention included reports, programs and issues relating to Deaf Ski.

Series 3: Correspondence
Boxes 4-6
Papers come from various Boards, Skiers, Committee, Officers and general.

Series 4: General
Boxes 7-9
General papers, reports, ski items come from various membership, committee, personal.

Series 5: Publication
Box 10-11
USDSA publication included newsletter, program booklets, layout, drafts, Public Relations, Membership forms, Logo and various articles on deaf skiers.

Series 6: Ski Club
Box 12
Deaf Ski Club from different organizations included papers, agenda, by-laws, programs, letters and activities.

Series 7: Ski Events
Box 13-16
Papers from all kind of ski activities, race, ski schedules, resorts, ski equipment, Junior Deaf skiers, Race results, ski shows and records relating to ski sports.

Folders Lists

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Agenda 1976
1 2 Awards 1974-1976
1 3 Benefits 1978
1 4 Bi-Annual Report 1972-1980
1 5 Board-List of Board of Directors 1968-1972
1 6 Board Member Honorary 1972-1974
1 7 By-Laws & AAAD n.d.
1 8 By-Laws & Minutes 1976-1982
1 9 CC to Board 1977-1978
1 10 Committee list 1977
1 11 Drafts of Const./By-Laws-Address Member 1970-1972
1 12 E. Packard Anderson-USSA Exec. Vice Pres. 1970-1972
1 13 Eastern USSA 1978
1 14 Executive Vice President 1975-1979
1 15 General By-Laws & Records 1976
1 16 Honorary Board Selection 1972-1976
1 17 Houston, Texas-AAAD 1979
2 1 May 5th 1979 meeting 1979
2 2 Meeting Nov. 10th 1979 1978-1979
2 3 Membership 1976-1977
2 4 Membership Plan 1973-1974
2 5 Memo of Awards 1974
2 6 Minutes 1978-1979
2 7 Notes from Meeting & Workshop 1978
2 8 Original Minutes 1980
2 9 President Records 1975-1980
2 10 Revised USDSA By-Laws 1973 1973
2 11 Revised USDSA By-Laws 1978 1978
2 12 Revised USDSA By-Laws 1982 1982
2 13 Revised USDSA By-Laws 1984 n.d.
2 14 USEASA Records 1970
2 15 USSA/USDSA 1970-1973
3 1 2nd Biennial Ski Convention 1970
3 2 2nd Biennial Ski Convention-Minutes of meeting 1970
3 3 3rd Biennial Ski Convention 1972-1974
3 4 4th Biennial Ski Convention 1974
3 5 6th Biennial Ski convention 1978
3 6 7th Biennial Ski Convention 1980
3 7 9th Biennial Ski Convention 1984
3 8 10th Biennial Ski Convention 1986
3 9 Adv. Contracts 1971-1972
3 10 Committee Program 1970-1974
3 11 National Ski Convention 1967-1969
4 1 Adler, Bruce 1981
4 2 Beattie, Bob 1966-1968
4 3 Brawley, Peter 1978-1982
4 4 Bush, James 1978-1980
4 5 Carmel, Simon 1964-1981
4 6 Cohen, Joseph 1970-1974
4 7 Don & Jim’s (1 of 3) 1977-1980
4 8 Don & Jim’s (2 of 3) 1977-1980
4 9 Don & Jim’s (3 of 3) 1977-1980
4 10 Field, Don 1979-1981
4 11 Fortune, Joanne 1966-1980
5 1 General n.d.
5 2 General 1966-1967
5 3 General 1969-1972
5 4 General 1974-1975
5 5 General 1976-1981
5 6 Gutfran, Phil 1972-1978
5 7 Hall, Don 1980
5 8 Hassard, Tom 1972-1975
5 9 Herby, James 1980-1982
5 10 Louis Tucci & Ray Wild 1970-1975
6 1 Kruger, Art 1970-1979
6 2 Marcinuk, Tamara 1966-1974
6 3 Marcus, Oscar 1979-1980
6 4 Mortensom, Gary 1966-1967
6 5 Mozzer, Susan 1970-1971
6 6 Koltun, Jan 1978
6 7 Kriz, Janet 1980-1981
6 8 Riker, David 1968-1980
6 9 Team (Art Valdez and Simon Carmel) 1966-1967
7 1 Annual Annals of the Deaf 1978
7 2 Certificate of Appreciation n.d.
7 3 Certificate of Appreciation (Transparency) n.d.
7 4 Cohen, Joseph-School Papers 1948-1950
7 5 Educational Assistance Program 1975
7 6 Hall of Fame 1979-1982
7 7 Manual Alphabet Charms (Benke) 1975-1976
7 8 Membership Benefits Program 1971-1973
7 9 Membership & magazine forms 1973-1975
7 10 Metal Printing Stamp-9th Biennial Convention 1984
7 11 Misc (Records & items were displaced) 1977-1978
8 1 News incoming 1976-1977
8 2 NIB Applied 1977-1978
8 3 Patches & Stickers 1980
8 4 Sign n.d.
8 5 Skiing Guide Brochures 1971-1974
9 1 Design work- Studio Printing Inc. n.d.
10 1 Articles of Deaf Ski 1970-1976
10 2 Deaf Skiers’ Digest 1978-1979
10 3 Interested Writers for Deaf ski 1968-1976
10 4 Logo n.d.
10 5 Membership Brochure 1974-1975
10 6 Membership Form n.d.
10 7 Membership forms-(Chairlady- Ms Laura Fields n.d.
10 8 Newsletter (V. I no. 1 1968-V.II no. 8) 1972
10 9 Newsletter (V.III no. 1 1972-VIV no. 3) 1975
11 1 Newsletter (V. IV no. 4 ) 1975-1986
11 2 Newsletter 1973-1979
11 3 Newsletter Requests 1975-1979
11 4 Public Relations 1966-1969
11 5 Publicity Project 1972-1974
11 6 Spring Issue 1976-1978
11 7 Stationery n.d.
11 8 Studio Printing for USDSA 1978
11 9 Summer Issue 1975-1976
11 10 Public Relations- Cherry Creek Optimist Club 1973-1975
11 11 Trademarks 1972-1973
11 12 Voucher forms n.d.
12 1 Affiliated 1974-1975
12 2 Aspen Camp School f/t Deaf 1980
12 3 Baltimore Ski Club 1974
12 4 Chicago Metro Ski Council 1974-1976
12 5 Club Bid for 1984 1980
12 6 Club membership application 1974-1978
12 7 Connecticut Ski Club 1981-1983
12 8 Denver Ski Club o/t Deaf 1974
12 9 Gallaudet Ski Club 1971
12 10 General Records 1971-1972
12 11 Mich. Ski Club of the Deaf-By-Laws 1974
12 12 NJ Skiers Club of the Deaf n.d.
12 13 NTID-RIT Ski Club 1973
12 14 N.Y. Metro Ski Club o/t Deaf n.d.
12 15 Organizing Ski Club By-Laws 1979
12 16 SCWDC (Ski Club-Wash. D.C. 1973
12 17 Ski Club Address 1972-1975
12 18 Ski Club Information 1978-1980
12 19 Ski IVIK Club-Constitution By-Laws n.d.
12 20 So. Calif. Ski Club o/t Deaf 1966
12 21 Wisconsin Deaf Sport Club 1981
13 1 Address of Deaf Skiers and And Deaf Junior Skiers 1971-1973
13 2 Alpine Ski-Europameistershaften der Gehorlosen 1977
13 3 Alpine Training Manual 1972-1980
13 4 Bid for 1977 USDSA 1977
13 5 Bid for 1981 USDSA 1981
13 6 Bid for 1988 USDSA 1983-1984
13 7 Competition Committee 1973
13 8 Deaf Ski Team-Application forms 1975
13 9 Deaf Skiers-Cornish, Richard 1966-1967
13 10 Deaf Skiers-Cowan, Trotter 1966
13 11 Deaf Skiers-Duranceau, Georgianna 1966-1967
13 12 Deaf Skiers-Gifford, Alan 1970-1971
13 13 Deaf Skiers-Jarrell, Paul 1978
13 14 Deaf Skiers-Roberts, Richard 1966
13 15 Deaf Skiers-Sigoda, Scott 1966
13 16 Deaf Skiers-Valdez, Arthur 1966-1967
13 17 Deaf Skiers-Wehner, William 1965-1967
13 18 Deaf Skiers-Young, Grant 1965-1967
13 19 Deaf Skiers Shock- Written by Simon Carmel 1972
13 20 Eastern Deaf Skiers Ski Week 1968
13 21 Eastern Deaf Skiers 1971 1970-1971
13 22 Eastern Deaf Skiers Learn to Ski Week 1972-1973
13 23 Equipment 1966-1973
14 1 Equipment & Ski Materials Bibs 1977
14 2 Hay Stack Race 1972-1973
14 3 International Alpine Championship f/t Deaf 1972-1973
14 4 International Competition 1969-1970
14 5 Junior Deaf Skiers 1970-1972
14 6 Junior Deaf Skiers-Big Boulder 1971
14 7 Junior Deaf Races-Program & Fund 1970-1971
14 8 National Alpine Race Championship 1972
14 9 Nationwide Recreation Plan 1978
14 10 Race Results 1968-1974
14 11 Race Results 1975-1986
15 1 Race Results-Steamboat Springs 1980
15 2 Racing 1973-1976
15 3 Running Order 1975
15 4 Salomon/North America 1979-1980
15 5 SIA of America 1978-1982
15 6 Ski Competition 1980-1981
15 7 Ski France 1979
15 8 Ski Resort 1975
15 9 Ski Show 1971-1980
15 10 Ski Show, Hartford 1981
15 11 Ski Team (Candidates) 1975
15 12 Skiers Application n.d.
15 13 Skier Selection 1980
15 14 Skiers-Photos of (no names) n.d.
16 1 Sport-U.S. Deaf Ski Team-Les Arc, France 1972
16 2 Team Program 1972-1974
16 3 TTY conversation relating to Ski show 1972-1973
16 4 Wintexin Corp-Badge 1979
16 5 World Cup for the Deaf 1973-1980
16 6 World Winter Games for the Deaf 1973-1975
16 7 World Winter Game for the Deaf 1976
16 8 USA-AAAD & USDSA agreement n.d.

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