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PEN-International promotional materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0062

Scope and Contents

PEN-International promotional materials consists of general information in the form of brochures and handouts, calendar, booklets on the Summer Leadership Institute, annual reports 2006-2011, a hat, mousepad, pin, bag and other items relating to the organization.


  • Creation: 2004-2011

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Postsecondary Education Network-International (PEN-International), a multinational partnership of colleges and universities worldwide, was created in 2001 through grants funded by The Nippon Foundation of Japan. Its goal is to improve and expand postsecondary education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students around the world by sharing educational technology and conducting faculty development and training, particularly in developing countries.

The goals for PEN-International are to train faculty for improving, teaching and learning, to apply innovative instructional technologies to the teaching/learning environment, to provide state-of-the-art equipment to international partners, to promote program self-sufficiency, and to expand career opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

PEN-International's vision is to assist partner institutions in the move from importers to self-sufficiency to exporters of knowledge and skills within their respective home countries. Establishing an international network was the first step in achieving this end. The organization is now defunct.

Text excerpted from the PEN-International website. Accessed November, 2011.


1 Linear Feet (1 Clamshell box)




Promotional materials related to PEN-International, a worldwide partnership of colleges and universities committed to improving postsecondary education for deaf and hard of hearing students.


The materials are arranged in chronological order and by type.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 220

Other Finding Aids

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

PEN International collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection of PEN International annual reports were donated to RIT Archives by Bill Clymer in November 2013. Accession number(s): 2005:19; 2014:005

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.

PEN-International promotional materials
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Amy Vilz
23 November 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA