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Shannon Bradford papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0034

Scope and Contents

Shannon Bradford papers contains research material used and created for her master's thesis, "Voicing for Sign Language Theatre" and doctoral dissertation, "The Australian Theatre of the Deaf: Essence, Sensibility, Style."

Research materials regarding her thesis on the National Theatre of the Deaf include articles, brochures, programs, slides, photographs, and her thesis manuscript. A larger portion of the collection concerns her dissertation on the Australian Theatre of the Deaf (ATOD). Bradford spent a year researching and touring with ATOD, and her research includes audiocassette and transcripts of interviews, computer files of images and performances, VHS tapes of rehearsals and performances, notes, photographs, articles, brochures, programs, and a multimedia CD-ROM of her dissertation.


  • Creation: 1996-2000


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Shannon Bradford attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a master's degree in 1996 and a PhD in theatre and dance in 2000. Bradford was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study and tour with the Australian Theatre of the Deaf (ATOD). Her research focuses on deaf, blind, and other mobility-impaired performers.1

1 Yacker, newsletter no. 21 (Spring 2000). Published by the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian Studies, University of Texas at Austin.


3 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 1 half document box, 2 small clamshell boxes)




Research materials related to Shannon Bradford's thesis on the National Theatre of the Deaf and dissertation on the Australian Theatre of the Deaf.


The collection is divided into two series: thesis research and dissertation research.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Shannon Bradford papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s): 2009:063

Shannon Bradford donated her papers to the Deaf Studies Archive in May 2005.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.

Shannon Bradford papers
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Amy Vilz
11 October 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA