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NTID Student Life collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0087

Scope and Contents

The NTID Student Life collection contains over 200 videotapes which appear to be of student events held at NTID between 1980-2015. Many of the videotapes are in beta format. Other materials included are t-shirts, plaques, photographs, and an album that documents student activities during this time period.

239 additional videotapes were added to the collection in 2019. Collection is now 17 cartons.


  • Creation: 1972-2015

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Currently many of the videotapes cannot be viewed because they are in beta format..

Historical Information: NTID Student Congress

NTID Student Life team supports the NTID student community including the NTID Student Congress, clubs and other extra-curricular activities. NTID Student Congress functions are:

  • To represent the interests and concerns of all its members before the Rochester Institute of Technology Student Government.
  • To create awareness of the issues among all members of the community.
  • To provide a platform for expression for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing majority and minority communities of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • To encourage union, interaction, and understanding among all NTID and cross-registered students who converge at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • To provide leadership and facilitate communication, cooperation, networking, and mutual support among its affiliates.
  • To advocate and encourage NTID and cross-registered students personal growth and advancement of NTID and cross-registered students within RIT as a whole and individually.
  • Extent

    3.5 Linear Feet (17 boxes total after 2019 addition.)




    The NTID Student Affairs collection includes videotapes, t-shirts, and photographs collected from events held from 1972-2015.


    Box 1 contains individual t-shirts and photographs. Box 2-3 contain videotapes.

    Physical Location

    C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 341, 344, 346

    Other Finding Aids

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

    NTID Student Life videotapes, t-shirts, and photographs

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated to the RIT/NTID Archives in May 2013 by NTID.

    Accession number(s): 2013:023; 2018:059

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in August 2013.

    NTID Student Life collection
    RIT Archives
    Jody Sidlauskas
    07 August 2013
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA