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NTID promotional materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0063

Scope and Contents

NTID promotional materials consists of a variety of materials: a travel mug, large coffee cup, pennant, 2 lucite paperweights commemorating the NTID dedication in October 1974, 4 buttons, 1 pen holder, and assorted paper materials.


  • Creation: circa 1968-2017

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

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. RIT was chosen over such schools as Illinois State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Southern California.

The NTID building opened in October 1974. Lady Bird Johnson officially dedicated the building. Since that time, NTID enrollment has been growing and currently numbers approximately 1500 students, with several hundred cross registering into other RIT colleges.


.75 Linear Feet (1 document box and 1 half document box)




NTID promotional ephemera includes cups, paperweights, buttons, and other artifacts related to National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology.


Collection materials are by material type and brochure topic.

Other Finding Aids

Related Materials

RITDSA.0144: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Alumni Association (NTIDAA) records

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011. Revised by Ella von Holtum in February 2018.

NTID promotional materials
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Ella von Holtum
12 February 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA