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Nancy Rourke works of art

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0010

Scope and Contents

Nancy Rourke works of art contains an original oil painting on canvas Plugin or Unplug, and three reproductions of her original works, L.O.V.E. U.2., and One Handed Alphabet 2, of which there are two copies. In 2019, two large oil paintings were donated by Nancy Rourke. Monologues: Our Stories No. 17 and No. 18.


  • Creation: 2009-2010, 2019


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical Information: Nancy Rourke

Nancy Rourke studied graphic design and painting at the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY and earned a master's degree in computer graphic design and painting. She has worked as a graphic designer for such companies as Xerox, 20th Century Fox, and Microsoft Corporation.

She began drawing and painting when she was a child as a way of communicating with her parents. Her ultimate goal, aside from expressing herself, is to show appreciation for the Deaf community and to convey her Deafhood journey and experiences.

For more information about Nancy Rourke and her works of art, go to


6 Item(s) (1 flat box - painting; 1 flat file drawer - posters no location for 2 most recent paintings)




Nancy Rourke works of art consists of one original oil painting, and 3 poster size reproductions of other original pieces. These works of art were created in 2009 and 2010 by Nancy Rourke, a Deaf artist who attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In 2019 Nancy donated 2 original oil paintings - Monologues: Our Stories, No. 17 and No. 18.


The collection is arranged by medium type.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 232
Reading Room Poster Drawer 31

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Nancy Rourke works of art were acquired by Joan Naturale, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Library Liaison in October 2010 and June 2011. Accession number(s): 10:82; 11:51


Original oil painting on canvas "Plugin or Unplug" measures 11 x 14 inches. Poster "L.O.V.E. U.2" measures 16 x 20 inches, and the two copies of "One Handed Alphabet 2" measure 18 x 24 inches.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in August 2011.

Collection of Nancy Rourke works of art
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jody Sidlauskas
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA