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American Annals of the Deaf
A professional journal dedicated to quality in education and related services for deaf or hard of hearing children and adults., The American Annals of the Deaf is a professional journal dedicated to quality in education and related services for deaf or hard of hearing children and adults. First published in 1847, the Annals is the oldest and most widely read English-language journal dealing with deafness and the education of deaf persons. The digital collections contains 30 volumes from 1847 to 1893. There was a title change during volume 31. Volumes 1-31 were published as American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb. Volumes 31-38 are American Annals of the Deaf.
Benjamin M. Schowe, Sr., Papers
The Papers of Benjamin Marshall Schowe, Sr., The Papers of Benjamin Marshall Schowe, Sr. consists of 28 boxes (14.5 linear feet) which includes correspondence and personal papers. The collection is dated from 1912 to 1977and includes approximately 30,000 pages of correspondence and some 10,000 pagesof manuscripts and notebooks. A large amount of this collection focuses on the problems in Deaf peoplelives such as employment and education and many papers discuss Schowepersonal philosophies. The bulk of materials are dated from his years with Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Only two boxes of this collection have been digitized. The digital collection focuses on recruiting, promotion, insurance, and discrimination related to Deaf people and employment from 1920 through 1975.
Gallaudet University Historical Photograph Collection
80,000 photographs documenting Gallaudet history., The Gallaudet University Historical Photograph Collection consists of approximately 80,000 photographs come in various sizes. These photographs are categorized by buildings, departments, events, sports, student life and visual arts.Ninety-nine percent of the photographs are black and white. GA staff will scan the images and create metadata records. For this summer, approximately 1,000 will be scanned.
R. Orin Cornett Memorial Cued Speech Collection
Manuscripts and documents on Cued Speech gathered from the personal papers of Dr. R. Orin Cornett and from the National Cued Speech Association., Dr. R. Orin Cornett taught at Oklahoma Baptist University, Penn State University, and Harvard University before coming to Gallaudet College in 1965 to serve as Vice President for Long Range Planning. He developed Cued Speech, a visual communication system that uses handshapes formed near the face in combination with speech, to help deaf children learn language. The Orin Cornett Memorial Cued Speech Collection contains manuscripts and documents on Cued Speech gathered from Dr. Cornett's personal papers and from the
Sign Language Studies
Sign Language Studies (SLS) is an important source of research articles on signed communication, primarily but not exclusively sign languages of the deaf. The founding editor was William C. Stokoe, the first person to apply linguistic principles to American Sign Language. Dr. Stokoe owned the journal from its beginning in 1972 until about 1993. From 1994 to 1996, Sign Media, Inc. published SLS. Publication resumed in 2000 (starting with Volume 1 again) when SLS was purchased by Gallaudet University Press.

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