MSS 39 – Tatarinsky, Jack Beryl, 1926-

Papers of Jack B. Tatarinsky, 1951-1961

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives

Call No.: MSS 39


Title: Papers of Jack B. Tatarinsky, 1951-1961.

Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)


Note: This document last updated 2006 January 10.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Processed by: Nora L. McCabe. 1994 September 29.

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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Biographical Sketch

Born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 1, 1926, Jack Tatarinsky attended Central High School in Manchester, New Hampshire. Upon graduation, he was admitted to Plymouth Teachers College for one year. He subsequently received his bachelor of science degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1950. That same year, he entered Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, but apparently transferred to Gallaudet University. Tatarinsky received his master of arts degree from Gallaudet University in 1952 and later changed his name to Tarins. Tatarinsky taught at the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Romney, West Virginia for the academic year 1950-1951. Following recipient of his master’s degree, he taught at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Mt. Airy in Philadelphia. Later, he was on the teaching staff at the New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) in White Plains.

Scope and Content

The Jack B. Tatarinsky Papers consist of one file box, which holds his research for his master’s thesis, “A Study of the Mentally Ill Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Male Patients at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington, D.C.”

There are three folders, dated 1951-1961, which deal with Tatarinsky’s research on psychiatry and deafness. They are comprised of five handbooks titled “Patients in Mental Institutes” and anonymous patient information sheets from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. His goal was “to interest workers with the deaf in the problems of this multiple handicap.”

Little research was done on psychiatry, mental institutions, and deafness during the 1950s. Tatarinsky’s study could provide insight into the philosophy of mental illness and deafness at the time. Copies of his thesis are found in the Deaf Collection at the Gallaudet University library.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists

No Series

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Handbooks ‑ “Patients in Mental Institutions” 1958‑1961
1 2 Records ‑ Tabulations of White Males ca. 1951
1 3 Records ‑ Tabulations of Colored Males ca. 1951

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