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MSS 136

Ione C. Dibble, 1902-1988

Papers of Ione C. Dibble, 1889-1966

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 136
Title: Papers of Ione C. Dibble,
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Note: This document last updated 2005 December 1.

Administrative Information
Acquisition Information: The Ione C. Dibble papers were given to the Gallaudet University Archives. The gift was made in the 1980s.
Processed by: Processed by Octavian Robinson. 2004 November 08.
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
    • Ione C. Dibble. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Historical Sketch
Ione Chapman Dibble was born on January 28, 1902, in Ansonia, Connecticut. She grew up in Massachusetts. The cause of her deafness is ambiguous: it is believed that she became deaf either at birth or from a bout of spinal meningitis. She started school at Clarke School for the Deaf in Massachusetts, where she attended for two years. Ione was then transferred to the American School for the Deaf at Hartford, Connecticut. She attended their oral classes for 12 years. She entered Gallaudet College in 1920 and left in 1923, never graduating. Dibble moved to Denver, Colorado, where she lived until she died in 1988.

Scope and Content
The Ione C. Dibble collection contains information about various funds and fundraising activities at Gallaudet College, papers of the Gallaudet College Alumni Association, some news clippings, papers from her undergraduate years at Gallaudet, and some papers of the Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority.

The papers date from 1930 to 1966, with the bulk dating from 1889 to 1964. The most interesting items in this collection are papers related to women students’ experience at Gallaudet in the early 1920s.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
01 01 Centennial Fund n.d.
01 02 Edward Miner Gallaudet Memorial Fund 1964
01 03 Gallaudet College Alumni Association 1930-1964
01 04 Gallaudet Periodicals 1958-1966
01 05 Miscellaneous 1964
01 06 Miscellaneous Funds n.d.
01 07 News Clippings 1889-1964
01 08 Powrie V Doctor Speeches 1964
01 09 Undergraduate at Gallaudet College 1921-1923
01 10 Phi Kappa Zeta 1947-1966

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