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Subseries B: Fundraising, 1982 - 2004


Scope and Contents

This subseries contains materials that document Tripod’s aggressive fundraising efforts including movie premieres of captioned films, annual campaigns, and fundraising events, many of which were attended by celebrities. Tripod also received support from Former President Bill Clinton, Former President George W. Bush, and other politicians in honor of annual luncheon fundraisers. Of special note is the invitation and script for The Big Chill (box 31) which was the first film captioned – it was expensive and the captions were burned into the print. According to Megan Williams, the captioned and uncaptioned films were shown simultaneously. GLAD (Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness) protested to move the showing so the invitation is incorrect, the film was only shown in the first location listed.

Materials include newsletter(s), articles, printed material, brochures, correspondence, fliers, reports, donation lists, notes, income statements, forms, booklet, contribution envelopes, pledge cards, transparency, invoices, programs, invitations, drawings, press releases, tickets, trivia questionnaire, receipts, signs, photographs, negatives, floppy disks, CDs, zip disk, books, and contact sheets.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2004


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