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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President Gerald Ford who was president from 1974 until 1977.

Diplomas were also signed by Edward C. Merrill, Jr., president of Gallaudet from 1969 until 1983.

During this period the institution was known as Gallaudet College

U.S. President

Gallaudet President

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford


Edward C. Merrill, Jr.

Edward C. Merrill, Jr.



Barbara Pollard White Diploma

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Barbara Pollard White

Barbara Pollard White

Bachelor of Arts

with distinction

December 18, 1975

Thanks to Dr. Barbara White ’75, professor of social work, for generously donating her diploma to the university Archives.

Gallery of Diplomas Collection

In 1864, Congress passed a bill authorizing the institution, known as the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, to establish the National College for the Deaf and Dumb which would provide college-level instruction and confer college degrees. On...

National Deaf Life Museum

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