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Oct 3, 2022
Manuscripts – Papers of Roy J. Stewart, 1894-1967
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
Stewart, Roy J., 1878-1967
Papers of Roy J. Stewart, 1894-1967
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 123
Title: Papers of Roy J. Stewart, 1894-1967.
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)
Note: This document last updated 2008 February 6.
Acquisition Information: The Roy J. Stewart Papers was given to the Gallaudet University Archives on June 28, 2001 by Hubbard Stewart, a great nephew of Roy J. and Ellen P. Stewart.
Processed by: Michael J. Olson, 2003.
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Roy J. Stewart was born in Centerville, Michigan, on January 6, 1878. He became deaf after falling off a one-horse wagon at age nine. Stewart received his Bachelor’s degree from Gallaudet College in 1899. He became a statistician for the United States Census Bureau’s Alexander Graham Bell division after graduation. Stewart was very active in many organizations for the deaf, such as the Motion Picture Committee under National Association for the Deaf and Gallaudet Alumni Association. He was very involved in preserving sign language. In 1964, he was named Gallaudet’s alumnus of the year by the college’s Kappa Gamma Fraternity. He married Ellen Pearson, a 1917 Gallaudet graduate. Stewart died at 89 years old on March 29, 1967. Before his death, he was a frequent visitor to the campus and became known as “walking dictionary on Gallaudet College history.”
Scope and Content
The Roy J. Stewart collection includes approximately 2,550 items. The majority of the papers are letter correspondence about old motion pictures. Also, there are postcards from all over the United States included in this collection.
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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