Stephen Aldersley collection
Scope and Contents
Stephen Aldersley collected material on major deaf organizations in the United States. Organizations with the most coverage include: Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID), The Council of Organizational Representatives (COR), and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). The earliest records document the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf (AAPTSD). Records in the collection include newsletters, by-laws and constitutions, minutes, proceedings, and reports.
- Creation: circa 1890-1995
- Aldersley, Stephen (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Stephen Aldersley joined the faculty of the NTID English Department in 1980. He served as department chair from 1991 until 2008, and has also served as interim associate dean for academic administration at NTID, and a professor. Research topics include how deaf students learn English, curriculum and assessment of English language development among deaf students and the history of organizations serving deaf people.
7 Linear Feet (6 File boxes)
Materials related to major Deaf organizations (1891-1994) and their accomplishments collected by NTID faculty member Stephen Aldersley.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by organization name.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Stephen Aldersley donated his collection to the Deaf Studies Archive in 2008.
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Faculty (Organization)
- Stephen Aldersley collection
- RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
- Amy Vilz
- 10 October 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- December 2020: multilevel description added from inventory by Gigi Ye