Deaf film posters
Scope and Contents
Posters are related to films featuring Deaf characters:
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.
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
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
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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