Council for Better Hearing and Speech public service posters and film clips
Scope and Contents
Council for Better Hearing and Speech public service posters and film clips contains seven posters, each highlighting a celebrity of the time with a hearing impaired child campaigning for education on better hearing and speech. The celebrities who participated in the campaign were Nanette Fabray, Lou Ferrigno, Lorne Greene, Ronald Reagan, Buddy Ebsen, Richard Thomas, and Jimmy Stewart.
The three, thirty second films in the collection produced by the Council for Better Hearing and Speech and NTID are:
Sharing Life Through Hearing and Speech with Lorne Greene
Take the First Step with Buddy Ebsen
Spreading Laughter Through Hearing and Speech with Phyllis Diller
- circa 1970's - 1990
- Better Hearing Institute (Washington, D.C.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
Currently there is no equipment available to view the film clips.
Historical Information: Council for Better Hearing and Speech
The Council for Better Hearing and Speech partnered with the Production Services Department, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology and created posters featuring celebrities to educate the public about hearing loss. The council is part of theBetter Hearing Institute (BHI), a not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problem of hearing loss and what can be done to educate the public.
Founded in 1973, the goals of the Council were to:
1 Linear Feet (posters added to poster drawers and films placed in folder )
Council for Better Hearing and Speech public service posters and film clips contains seven poster and three thirty second films. The posters were prepared with the assistance of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the U. S. Department of Education.
Collection is arranged by format.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Each film clip is 30 seconds long and would require some kind of movie projector to view.
C.S. North, Shelf 295, Poster Drawer 51 - 7 posters
C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 327 - 3 films (1 folder)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Bill Clymer of NTID Production Services in 2014. Accession number(s): 2014:017
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in January 2014.
- Council for Better Hearing and Speech public service posters and film clips
- RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 30 January 2014
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