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Winning, losing, and learning through sports
Trades and Training for Boys
Together in the dorms: Community life at boarding school
State School in an Expanding Nation
Segregated Schools in the post-war South
Lincoln signs act of congress to authorize Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind to confer degrees
Home away from home: Schools for the Deaf
Home Skills – Training in sewing, cooking, and hairstyling
From Asylum to School: Families pool their resources
Family ties: Deaf children away at school get creative for writing to parents
Classroom learning for Deaf students
After school: Extracurricular activities at Gallaudet
A language shared by hand and heart: Laurent Clerc brings sign language from Paris
A place of our own: the first permanent school for deaf children
A solemn responsibility, a cup of consolation
National Deaf Life Museum
History Through Deaf Eyes
Formation of a Community
Little Paper Family: Deaf students turn to newspapers and magazines
Deaf students turned out newspapers and magazines in school print shops across the country. The papers kept students, faculty, and alumni informed about school events and brought important issues before parents and state legislators.
Schools exchanged papers in an informal network known as the “little paper family,” and this exchange helped foster a sense of national community. Experience on the school paper also helped some students find jobs in the newspaper business.
Gallaudet University Archives
National Publications such as The Silent Worker helped deaf people stay informed and connected. Produced for many years at the New Jersey School of the Deaf, it was the first nationally distributed publication of the National Association of the Deaf.
The paper offered practical and political news in articles covering deaf rights, accessibility issues, and success stories.
The Silent Worker, Volume 41, No. 1
The Oregon Outlook was one of the newspapers in the “little paper family” network. It was published by students at the Oregon School for the Deaf.
The Oregon Outlook, Volume 96, No. 4
Oregon School for the Deaf
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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