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Matthew S. Moore Auditorium dedication ceremony program

Identifier: RITDSA-0096

Scope and Contents

The Matthew S. Moore Auditorium dedication ceremony program is a thirty-six page booklet containing the schedule for the dedication, dinner menu, contents of speeches given by dignitaries, a complete biography of Matthew's life with many photographs, and correspondence from well-wishers to Matthew on this momentous occasion.


  • Creation: 2012


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Matthew S. Moore is a graduate of RIT/NTID. He has launched Deaf Life, Deaf Life Press,, and does much to bring deaf awareness to the hearing community. On November 10, 2012 Indiana School for the Deaf dedicated the Matthew Scott Moore Auditorium in his honor.

A native of Indianapolis, Matthew entered the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) as a preschooler, and immediately began learning American Sign Language. At ISD he began his career in theater, media, and leadership. He graduated in 1977 as valedictorian of his class. His postgraduate career has been a continuation of what he accomplished at IDS--his emphasis on literacy skills as the cornerstone of education, responsibility, and leadership.

At the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), he served as House Manager of the Theater Department, as a resident advisor and he founded and directed the Student Communication Center which produced a newspaper and several TV projects. He graduated in 1983 with a B.S. in Social Work.

In 1984, Moore produced, directed and hosted a pilot magazine-format TV program, Deaf Magazine which aired on Rochester's local ABC affiliate. Since then he has run his own meltimedia company, MSM Productions, Ltd. He is founder and publisher of Deaf Life magazine, and president of Deaf Life Press. He also owns, a portal website.


1 Item(s) (1 folder)




One copy of the dedication ceremony program for the Matthew S. Moore Auditorium held on November 10, 2012.


The collection is a single item.

Physical Location

C.S. Mid-range Shelf 419, Box 1, Folder 7

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The program was donated to the RIT Archives by Joan Naturale in 2013. Accession number(s): 2014:006

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2014.

Matthew S. Moore Auditorium dedication ceremony program
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jody Sidlauskas
6 February 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA