Areas of Study

MSS 56 – Kannapell, Robert Harry, 1900-1968

Papers of Robert H. Kannapell, 1919-1935

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives

Call No.: MSS 56


Title: Papers of Robert H. Kannapell, 1919-1935

Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)


Note: This document last updated 2006 January 3.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: The Robert H. Kannapell collection was given to the Gallaudet University Archives by Ms. Barbara Kannapell.

Processed by: Ulf Hedberg. 1988 October 24.

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:


  • Photograph album of Mary Kannapell [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Photograph Album AL 16
  • Photograph album of Wesley Lauritsen and LaReine Roper [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Photograph Album AL 95
  • Photograph album of Robert Werdig [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Photograph Album AL 66
  • Robert Harry Kannapell [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits

Vertical Files

  • Robert H. Kannapell. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Biographical Sketch

Robert Harry Kannapell was born on January 29, 1900 in New Albany, Indiana. He attended the Kentucky School for the Deaf and was graduated in 1918. Mr. Kannapell was admitted to Gallaudet College in 1918 and received a B.S. Degree in 1923. He worked for The Courier-Journal for 25 years. He died on July 3, 1968, at the age of 68.

Scope and Content

The papers of Robert Kannapell consists of personal mementos dating from 1919-1935. The collection includes memorabilia such as a class banner, a felt bird-like figurine, copies of the Deaf Mutes’ Journal, programs, and two yearbooks from the Kappa Gamma Fraternity.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists

No Series

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Certificates 1920
1 2 Memorabilia n.d.
1 3 Newspapers 1935
1 4 Programs 1919-1923
1 5 Yearbooks 1927
2 Class banner and felt bird-like figure n.d.

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