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MSS 72 – Williams, Boyce R., 1910 Papers of Boyce R. Williams, 1968-1977 Gallaudet University Archives Descriptive Summary Repository: Gallaudet University Archives Call No.: MSS 72 Creator: Title: Papers of Boyce R. Williams, 1968-1977. Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box) Abstract: Note: This document last updated 2006 January 10. Administrative Information Acquisition Information: Processed by: Colleen M. Crisp. 1996 September 6. 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: Films
  • Dedication of Hughes Memorial Gymnasium (II) [motion picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Film 403-4
  • Guests of Unveiling of Edward Miner Gallaudet Statue [motion picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Film 169-4
Photographs
  • Powrie Vaux Doctor [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits
  • Photograph album of John V. Wurdemann [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Photograph Album AL 52
  • Boyce R. Williams [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits
SMSS
  • Papers, Boyce R. Williams 1970. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS
  • Papers, Alberta DeLozier, 1949-1950. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS
  • Papers, Hilda Tillinghast Williams. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS
Vertical Files
  • Boyce R. Williams. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical
Biographical Sketch Boyce R. Williams was born on August 29, 1910 in Racine, Wisconsin. He became deaf at the age of 17 from spinal meningitis. He attended Wisconsin School for the Deaf four months before entering Gallaudet College. He entered Gallaudet College in 1929 and was a president of the Gallaudet College Athletic Association during his senior year. He was one of the few men who played two consecutive winning seasons. williams graduated from Gallaudet College in 1932 and after graduating, he taught at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf for two years, then at the Indiana School for the Deaf for two years. While at Indiana School for the Deaf, he was the Vocational Training Director in 1937. He married a woman who was the 4th generation of the Tillinghast family to teach the Deaf and had three sons. In 1940, Boyce R. Williams received his Master of Arts from Columbia University in New York. In 1945, he moved to Washington, DC to become a consultant to the Rehabilitation Services Administration on Programs for Deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired. Boyce R. Williams was active at Gallaudet College, serving on the Board of Directors and Board of Fellows and was a president of Gallaudet College Alumni Association. He received several awards, among them, the National Association of the Deaf Distinguished Service Award, and the Daniel T. Cloud Memorial Award for Leadership from San Fernando Valley State College. He also received an honory Doctor of Laws degree from Gallaudet College, and an honory Doctor of Letters from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After 38 years with Vocational Rehabilitation, Williams retired in 1983. During the year 1983-1984 he was a recipient of the Powrie Vaux Doctor Chair of Deaf Studies. Scope and Content Boyce R. Williams’ papers consist of letters, biography notes, newsletters, and programs from 1968 to 1977. Williams received the Daniel T. Cloud Memorial Leadership Award in 1968 because of his service to the Deaf, and there are a number of letters of congratulations in the collection. Series Descriptions and Folder Lists No Series
BoxFolderTitle of FolderDate
1 1 Biography Notes n.d.
1 2 Letters of Congratulations, A‑H 1968
1 3 Letters of Congratulations, J‑Z 1968
1 4 Miscellaneous 1968
1 5 Newsletters ‑ Lions Mane; dedicated to Boyce R. Williams and Frederick C. Schreiber 1977
1 6 Programs ‑ Daniel T. Cloud Leadership Award Program 1968

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