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Papers of Stephen C. Baldwin, 1955-1985

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 2
Creator: Stephen C. Baldwin
Title: Papers of Stephen Charles Baldwin, 1955-1985
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Abstract: This collection focuses on drama at Gallaudet College.
Note: This document last updated 2005 November 21.

Administrative Information
Acquisition Information:
Processed by: Ulf Hedberg, 1990 October 11.
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:

  • Photographs
    • Baldwin, Stephen [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits
  • SMSS
    • Papers of Stephen C. Baldwin. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS
  • Vertical Files
    • Baldwin, Stephen. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Biographical Sketch
On March 2, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts, Stephen Charles Baldwin was born. In 1950, he was deafened by a case of the Mumps. Baldwin attended Charleston High School in Boston from 1961-1964. After high school, he participated in the 1965 World Games for the Deaf Olympian in Helsinki, Finland. In 1968, Gallaudet awarded him a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early American History. He became a teacher at St. John’s School for the Deaf in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He participated again in the 1969 World Games for the Deaf Olympian in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In 1973, he earned a Master degree in Education of Deaf and Rehabilitation from California State University at Northridge. He then became the curriculum coordinator and Vice President at the Utah School for the Deaf in Ogden, Utah. In 1979, he became the head teacher of a mainstreaming program for deaf and hard of hearing students at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical School in Taunton, Massachusetts. He became a playwright, and produced different plays for the deaf, especially in Texas. By 1980, he was division director and instructor of drama, English, and government at Southwest Collegiate Institute of the Deaf in Austin, Texas.

Scope and Content
The Stephen Charles Baldwin Collection includes research projects and videotapes. The research project entitled “The 1955 Gallaudet College Student Production of “Macbeth” is a research paper written by Stephen C. Baldwin for a drama course taken at the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. The project describes the dramatics of deaf people at Gallaudet. The collection also includes a short videotape of Gallaudet’s production of “Macbeth” in 1955 (length:10 minutes).

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No. Series

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Research projects 1985
1 2 Videotapes 1955

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