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PAH! Deaf TV collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0051

Collection Scope and Content Note

The PAH! Deaf TV collection contains VHS tapes and DVD recordings of various programs created and produced by NTID students during the 1990s. Three main programs are represented within these recordings: Chatting About…, Deaf People Who Dare to Dream, and Sex, Love and Videotapes.

The PAH! Deaf TV collection is arranged into two series. These audiovisual materials are housed in two archival boxes.


  • Creation: 1994 - 2015
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1994 - 1999


Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use.

Historical Note

In 1982, the Student Television Network was established at National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). The Network allowed students to work and experiment with program formats. Although student interest declined after several years, a similar program, PAH! Deaf TV began during the Fall 1994 semester at NTID. Programs were presented in ASL and cover campus, national, and international news. PAH! was student-run and shows aired on RIT’s on-campus television network.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 standard archival document box, 1 records carton)




The PAH! Deaf TV collection contains VHS tapes and DVD recordings of various programs created and produced by NTID students, presented in American Sign Language (ASL). The programs in this collection were made between 1994-1999.

System of Arrangement

Series I: VHS tapes, 1994-1995

Series II: DVDs, 2013-2015

Custodial History

The PAH! Deaf TV videotapes have historically been housed in the RIT Archives after being transferred from NTID. In September 2023, Wallace Library transferred 35 DVDs of PAH! Deaf TV-produced programs to the RIT Archives for inclusion with this collection.

Revision Note

This collection was updated in September 2023 to include DVDs transferred to the RIT Archives from the Wallace Library; the resource title was amended to PAH! Deaf TV collection.

Processed by

Amy Vilz, October 2011; revised by Julia Novakovic, September 2023. Inventory of VHS tapes completed by Riley Mason, August 2023.

Finding Aid to the PAH! Deaf TV Collection, 1994-2015
Julia Novakovic
15 September 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA