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Series XII: Films, 1982 - 2002


Scope and Contents

Materials in this series portray the strong use of films by Tripod in the form of documentaries, fundraiser premiers, events, as well as coverage in the media. Much of the media with movie names, for example The Grand Canyon and Dances with Wolves are actually short films about the school that was shown prior to the named feature film. Watching Language Says It All, available at provides a wealth of information the crucial role of communication and context for the creation of Tripod. To see awards that this documentary received, refer to Series XI: Plaques/Awards. Note that Celine Dion sang the song used in the We Can Do Anything music video. Materials include correspondence, planning documents, articles, film descriptions, festival information, applications, forms, notes, film lists, order forms, award list, VHS case inserts, press releases, agreements, receipts, invoices, financial documents, catalog, fliers, printed materials, release form, bylaws, resolutions, schedule, negatives, photographs, log sheets, shot lists, 35mm films, 1" open reel videotapes, 35mm magnetic stripe, 16mm 1/2" open reel film, 3/4 small u-matic videocassettes, betacams, betacam SP, VHSC videocassettes, DVD, u-matic videocassettes, VHS tapes, VHS cassette adapter, video 8 tapes, compact discs, and an 8" floppy disk. For more details on films and media types, see the inventory at \\twcfileserver\Archives\Deaf Studies Archive\Tripod\Finding Aid Materials\Film and media type inventory.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2002


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The materials in this collection are in English with a few documents in Spanish and Armenian.

Conditions Governing Access

VHS and DVD materials require advance notice to access and are limited to on-site researchers only. Access to additional film and digital media cannot be provided. Access to portions of this collection is RESTRICTED; please contact the RIT Archives for more details. Access to digital images of photo albums is available through \\twcfileserver\Archives\Digitized Materials for adding to LUNA\RITDSA0183_Tripod.


From the Collection: 57.7 Linear Feet (109 Boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA