PAH! Deaf TV collection
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
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Organization)
Conditions Governing Use
This collection is open for research use.
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
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.
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.
Amy Vilz, October 2011; revised by Julia Novakovic, September 2023. Inventory of VHS tapes completed by Riley Mason, August 2023.
- Chatting About ... (Television program)
- Deaf -- Interviews
- Deaf -- Means of communication
- Deaf -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Deaf People Who Dare to Dream (Television program)
- Deaf college students
- Deaf culture
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf -- Student productions
- PAH! Deaf TV
- Sex, Love and Videotapes (Television program)
- Finding Aid to the PAH! Deaf TV Collection, 1994-2015
- Julia Novakovic
- 15 September 2023
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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