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Deaf film posters

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Identifier: RITDSA-0036

Scope and Contents

Posters are related to films featuring Deaf characters:

  • And Now Tomorrow (1944)

  • Babel (2006)

  • Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

  • Beyond Silence (1996)

  • Carl Laemmie Presents Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs

  • Charlie Chaplin in City Lights (1931)

  • Charlie Chaplin in his first million dollar picture, A Dog’s Life (1918)

  • Charlie Chaplin in The Kid (1921)

  • Charlie Chaplin in his third million dollar comedy, Sunnyside (1919)
  • Children of a Lesser God (1986)

  • CO4yBCT (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance) (2002)

  • Crazy Moon (1987)

  • Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears (1972)

  • Ercko Prodisco presents Charlot (Charlie Chaplin) Dans Une Journee de Plaisir (1919)

  • Esprit de Famille (The Family Stone) (2005)

  • Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

  • Fraternity Signorum (3 copies-folded)

  • Furia e Passione (Flesh and Fury) (1952)

  • Green Scarf (1954)

  • The Hammer (2010)
  • Dates

    • Creation: 1918-2010

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Historical Information: Deaf Studies Archive

    The RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive documents RIT’s central role in educating the Deaf and hard of hearing in the United States and draws from Rochester's significant Deaf community. The main focus of the archive is Deaf culture, Deaf studies, Deaf education, Deaf theater, Deaf artists and Deafness.

    The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, one of nine colleges at RIT, was established by an act of congress and signed into law by President Johnson in 1965. After an extensive national search, RIT was chosen as the permanent home for NTID, and the first group of students arrived in Fall 1968. This significant archive of primary resources, artwork, videos and books documents the founding and growth of NTID and highlights the many remarkable contributions of Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals affiliated with NTID. The Rochester area enjoys a vibrant Deaf community, and the Deaf Studies Archive represents the first time an effort has been made to preserve some record of this culture. A growing portion of the Deaf Studies Archive focuses on the contributions of and portrayal of the Deaf and hard of hearing in theatre, literature, and film.


    34 Item(s) (34 Posters)




    Collection of posters for films featuring Deaf characters.


    Posters are arranged by size.

    Physical Location

    Reading room flat files, Drawer 37

    Other Finding Aids

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

    Deaf film posters

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession number(s): 11:08

    This collection of Deaf film posters were purchased by RIT librarian Joan Naturale in 2011.

    Existence and Location of Copies

    Digital reporductions have been made of approximately 13 of the posters and reside in Cumulus, the digital asset management system maintained by the RIT Archive Collections. Please contact the RIT Archives if you wish to view a digital image.


    Posters vary in size: 11 x 17 to 27 x 39 inches

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.

    Deaf film posters
    RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
    Amy Vilz
    12 October 2011
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA