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Manuscripts – MSS 75 – American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
MSS 75 – American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf
Collection of American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf,1905-1935
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 75
Creator: Associations for Education of the Deaf
Title: Collection of American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf, 1905-1935.
Quantity: 3.0 Linear Feet (6 document boxes)
Note: This document last updated 2005 November 17.
Acquisition Information: Unknown.
Processed by: Margaret Steedman, 1998 May 21.
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:
The American Association to the Promote the Teaching of Speech of the Deaf was founded in 1890 at the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, in New York, by Alexander Graham Bell.
The Association changed its name to Volta Speech Association for the Deaf in 1948, and in 1953, changed again to the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, which celebrated its centennial in 1990.
Scope and Content
This collection of records from the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf contains personal records of those who applied for teaching certificates.
The Volta Bureau, under the direction of the Association, issued three types of certificates:
The files in this collection contain application forms for specified certificates, correspondence between the applicant and the Volta Bureau, credentials, and transcripts concerning the applicant.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by the applicant’s name and it contains 146 folders in 6 boxes and approximately 5,100 entries.
The materials are dated from 1929 – 1935, with bulk dates between 1931 – 1933.
Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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