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Satoshi Fukushima biographical papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0068

Scope and Contents

The Satoshi Fukushima biographical papers include a current biography, vitae, correspondence and article written about Mr. Fukushima. There are copies of an interview with his wife in a Japanese magazine, two CD's detailing his life, and two books written in Japanese and signed by Mr. Fukushima.

Dates

  • circa 2003 - 2011

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Satoshi Fukushima is a professor at the Research Center of Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo. He specializes in disability studies. He is deaf-blind, losing his sight at the age of nine and becoming totally deaf-blind at the age of eighteen. In 1987, he became the first deaf and blind person in Japan to graduate from college, and he was also the first to earn a graduate degree, in disabled children's education.

Fukushima says he has one major goal to accomplish: he wants to establish the Japanese equivalent of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, a pioneering educational, research, vocational and rehabilitation center for the deaf-blind in America.

Dr. Fukushima presented a talk at RIT/NTID in October 2011.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language

English

Overview

The Satoshi Fukushima biographical papers include a current biography, vitae, correspondence and article written about Mr. Fukushima. There are copies of an interview with his wife in a Japanese magazine, two CD's detailing his life, and two books written in Japanese and signed by Mr. Fukushima.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Physical Location

C. S. North, Shelf 214

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Dr. Fukushima. Accession number(s): 2011:103

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in January 2012.

Title
Satoshi Fukushima biographical papers
Subtitle
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
27 January 2012
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

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