NJ - NY PC Deaf Connection records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a history of NJ-NY Phone-TTY Inc., the by-laws of NJ-NY PC Deaf Connection, meeting minutes, correspondence, and new clippings documenting the group's fundraising and community service activities from 1992-2009.
- 1992-2003, 2005-2009
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
NJ-NY Phone TTY Inc. was started in August 1969 by Lee Brody in conjunction with Latham Breunig to help develop the TTY network in New Jersey and New York. They solicited used teletypewriter parts to refurbish and use in the Teletypewriters for the Deaf (TDI) network in New Jersey and New York. The NJ-NY Phone TTY was the first organization to raise the issue of developing compatibility standards for TTY's in the 1970's. The organization became known as the NJ-NY PC Deaf Connection in March 1993. The purpose of the new organization was to introduce in the Metro New Jersey-New York area an educational and public information program to educate and increase computer literacy in the deaf and hard of hearing community. It also conducted fundraising activities.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 Document box)
The collection contains a history of NJ-NY (New Jersey New York) Phone - TTY (Teletypewriter) Inc., its by-laws, various letters requesting donations, and meeting minutes for the organization.
The collection is chronologically organized and then by material type.
C.S. North, Shelf 203
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was deposited at RIT Archive Collections by Joan Naturale in October 2012. Accession number(s): 2012:069
Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in December 2012.
- Administrative records
- Breunig, Latham
- Brody, Lee
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Financial records
- Fund raising -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Karras, George
- Membership lists
- NJ - NY PC Deaf Connection
- Noll, Alfred F.
- Promotional materials
- Telecommunications devices for the deaf -- United States -- History
- NJ - NY PC Deaf Connection records
- RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
- Lisa Witt
- 20 December 2012
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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