Areas of Study

MSS 31 – Powers, Helen, 1925-

Papers of Helen Powers, ca. 1970s

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives

Call No.: MSS 31


Title: Papers of Helen Powers, ca. 1970s

Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)


Note: This document last updated 2006 January 6.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Helen Powers donated her collection on April 4, 1978 to the Gallaudet University Archives.

Processed by: Ulf Hedberg. 1993 May 7.

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:

Vertical Files

  • Helen Powers. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Biographical Sketch

Helen Powers was born in 1925 in Alton, Illinois. She worked at various newspapers as a journalist, theatre critic, columnist, theatrical feature writer, and playwright.

In 1972, she wrote a biography on Bernard Bragg and the National Theatre of the Deaf, which resulted and was published under title Signs of Silence. Helen Powers has also worked for the Deaf community as interpreter and tutor.

She also volunteered with Deaf mental patients.

Scope and Content

The Helen Powers Collection consists of material only of her writing and biographical unpublished work. The collection contains approximately 250 items.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists

No Series

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Galley proofs 1972
1 2 Manuscripts – Signs of Silence 1970’s

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