Edward Scouten papers
Scope and Contents
The Edward Scouten papers includes his published papers, lectures, research, curriculum plans, correspondence, awards, and collected books, and give a broad overview of his professional life. Topics covered include his service in the United States Army Medical Department in World War II as well as his teaching career at Rochester School for the Deaf, Gallaudet, Louisiana and Florida Schools for the Deaf, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. A lesser amount of material covers Scouten's personal life. This includes photographs and his life after he retired in 1985.
- Edward, Scouten (Person)
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This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Edward Scouten was a teacher, author and lifelong educator of the deaf. Scouten taught for twenty years at Gallaudet University, was principal at the Louisiana and Florida Schools for the Deaf, and then taught English at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). While at NTID, Scouten wrote his seminal text, Turning Points in the Education of Deaf People. He retired from NTID in 1985. Edward Scouten died of heart failure April 25, 2004 in Adamstown, Maryland. He was 89.
To honor his memory, the Scouten Endowed Internship was established at RIT. A one week endowed internship in English literacy is awarded to English teachers of deaf middle or high school students. Honorees are awarded a stipend and learn techniques from NTID faculty for promoting English literacy skills for deaf and hard of hearing students in preparation for college.
4.3 Linear Feet (3 File boxes, 2 Document boxes, 1 Oversize folder)
Collection materials are roughly arranged by subject.
C.S. North, Shelves 219-220
Immediate Source of Acquisition
08:17, 08:18, 08:21, 09:86
The Edward Scouten papers were gifted to the Deaf Studies Archive in multiple accessions, 2008-2009 by his wife, Eleanor Scouten.
Materials are added to this collection as they become available from Mrs. Scouten.
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.
- Edward Scouten papers
- RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
- Amy Vilz
- 11 October 2011
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- January 2021: multilevel description added from inventory by Gigi Ye