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Jun 1, 2023
Manuscripts – MSS 16 – Mindel, Eugene D., 1934
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
MSS 16 – Mindel, Eugene D., 1934
Papers of Eugene D. Mindel, 1972-1986
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 16
Title: Papers of Eugene D. Mindel, 1972-1986
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)
Abstract: This collection consists of numerous drafts to be included in his book They Grow in Silence along with audio reels and video consisting of interviews from contributing authors.
Acquisition Information: The Papers of Eugene D. Mindel was donated to the Gallaudet University Archives on July 20, 1987.
Processed By: Jeffrey Peterson, 2008 March 12.
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:
Dr. Eugene Mindel was born in 1934 and was the Medical Director for the Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Hearing Impaired Youth. He graduated from John Hopkins University Medical School and served as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Medical School and at Northwestern University Medical School. He was the Director of Child Psychiatry at Michael Reese Hospital. He has worked with deaf people for more than 23 years.
Scope and Content
The Collection of Dr. Eugene D. Mindel consists of 3 boxes of manuscripts pertaining to his book They Grow in Silence published in 1987. Also included in the collection are 3 audio reels, 2 video tapes recorded/filmed during interviews with contributing authors. (Please see Gallaudet University Archives staff for assistance of the film and audio reels.)
The bulk of the collection is made up of manuscripts that range in date from approximately 1980 to 1986 and comprise of chapters submitted for approval, editorial notes, and re-edited drafts.
The strength of the collection is the volume of drafts and re-writes that were necessary to create the completed work of his book, depicting that it was a tireless effort. However, the chronology of drafts is unclear and only a few dates containing time of submission are present.
The largest subjects are essay submissions and editions that were published in They Grow in Silence: “The Impact of Deaf Children on Their Families” by Valerie Feldman; “The Primary Causes of Deafness” by McCay Vernon; “Audiology and the Hearing-Impaired Child: Current and Future Needs” by Noel Matkin; “Recent Advances in the Diagnosis of Hearing Loss in Newborns and Infants” by Laszlo K. Stein; “Emotional Illness and the Deaf” by Barbara Rayson; “Deaf Parents of Hearing Children” by Barbara Rayson; “Language and the Young Deaf Child” by Bonnie Litowitz; “After the Revolution: Educational Practice and the Deaf Child’s Communication Skills” by Rachel Mayberry; and “Deaf People and Work” by McCay Vernon. Eight other submitted and edited manuscripts are also included.
Three audio reels titled “‘The Deaf Child and his Family’ with Tom Woods, Dr. Eugene Mindel, Phyllis Dahlberg, and Arthur Nayer-Conversations at Chicago,” “‘They Grow in Silence’ Dr. Eugene Mindel talks about ‘The Deaf Child ‘ with Studs Terkel,” and “Studs Terkel with Dr. Mindel and Ralph Guertin discussing education for the Deaf” (1972) are included. One video tape with the titles “Act Your Age, Not Your Color,” “Sound of Vision,” and “If I run Into You, Don’t Hit Me” is in the collection. Lastly, another video tape titled “On Testing the Hearing and Young Death [sic] Children” is also contained.
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Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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