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National Deaf Poetry Conference program and recordings

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0042

Scope and Contents

National Deaf Poetry Conference program and recordings document the first conference, held September 24 to 26, 1987 at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Collection contents

  1. planning letter
  2. uncaptioned VHS tape labeled "Deaf Poetry Conference - 1987 Panel"
  3. DVCAM tape, 96 minutes, labeled "Debbie A. Rennie; National Deaf Poetry Conference; 24-26 Sept. 1987 NTID Rochester, NY; LECTURE (25 Sept); PERFORM (24 Sept); Jazz; 96 minutes"


  • Creation: 1987

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The first National Deaf Poetry Conference was held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology on September 24-26, 1987. Hosted by the NTID Department of Liberal Arts, the conference featured American Sign Language poetry and included Peter Cook, Patrick Graybill, Ella Mae Lentz, Debbie Rennie, and Clayton Valli. The conference consisted of workshops, presentations, and panel discussions.


3 Item(s) (1 Folder, 1 VHS tape, 1 DVCAM in box with multiple other DSA collections)




Program from the first National Deaf Poetry Conference, held at the National Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology.


Collection consists of three items.

Related Materials

Clayton Valli memorial collection, RITDSA.0174

National ASL Literature Conference collection, RITDSA.0101

Second National ASL Literature conference collection, RITDSA.0064

Miriam and Kenneth Lerner ASL Poetry collection, RITDSA.0027

Ruth C. Hoffman collection of "Poetry in the Palm of Your Hand" conference audio-visual recordings, RITDSA.0167

Robert Panara deaf videotape collection, RITDSA.0031

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.

National Deaf Poetry Conference program and recordings
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Amy Vilz
17 October 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA