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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President Franklin Roosevelt who was president from 1933 until 1945.

Diplomas were also signed by Percival Hall, president of Gallaudet from 1910 until 1945.

During this period, the school was known as the Columbia Institution for the Deaf which included both the Kendall School primary programs and Gallaudet College.

U.S. President

Gallaudet President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1933-1945

Percival Hall

Percival Hall

1910-1945

1934

May Ruth Koehn Diploma

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May Ruth Koehn

May Ruth Koehn

Bachelor of Science

June 13, 1934

1935

Earl Cameron Norton Diploma

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Earl Cameron Norton

Earl Cameron Norton

Bachelor of Science

June 1, 1935

Gallaudet University would like to thank the family of Kenneth, ’50, and Audree, ’52, Norton for generously donating the diploma of Earl Cameron Norton, ’35 to the Gallaudet University Archives.

1939

Ola Mary Benoit Diploma

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Ola Mary Benoit

Ola Mary Benoit

Bachelor of Science

June 3, 1939

Gallaudet University would like to thank Celia May Baldwin ’70 for generously donating the diploma of Ola Mary Benoit ’39.

Rhoda S. Clark Diploma

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Rhoda S. Clark

Rhoda S. Clark

Bachelor of Science

June 3, 1939

Gallaudet University would like to thank Mary Wright on behalf of Rhoda Clark’s estate, for generously donating this diploma to the University Archives.

1942

Robert Lankenau Diploma

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Robert Lankenau

Robert Lankenau

Bachelor of Science

June 6, 1942

Frederick Schreiber Diploma

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Frederick Schreiber

Frederick Schreiber

Bachelor of Science

June 6, 1942

1943

John Galvan Diploma

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John Galvan

John Galvan

Bachelor of Arts

May 29, 1943

Thanks to Dr. Dennis Galvan, professor of psychology, for generously donating the diplomas of his father, John Galvan, Jr., ’43, and mother, Betty Jane Stark, ’45, to the University Archives.

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