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Sally Taylor collection on the Baptist Student Union

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0122

Scope and Contents

The Baptist Student Union (BSU) is the traditional name of a college-level organization that can be found on many college campuses in the United States and Canada.

The Baptist Student Union (BSU) collection includes photographs, a tapestry, a t-shirt, correspondence, meeting minutes, annual/semi-annual reports, promotional materials, and handbooks. Most of these materials - especially the handbooks, reports, and correspondence - are records of BSU meetings, gatherings, and events. Materials are dated from 1984-1990.


  • Creation: 1985-1990


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Baptist Student Union (BSU) was a Christian club for both deaf and hearing students. Its mission was to enable students – both deaf and hearing – to take an active part spiritually and socially on the RIT campus by providing weekly Bible Study, prayer meetings, community services, special planned events, and participation in Sunday worship services in the local community. Their mission also included serving under the Baptist Convention of New York, the Southern Baptist Convention, and to work closely with Browncroft Baptist Church.

Sally Taylor was the director of BSU, as well as a distinguished former student. She not only helped plan, develop, and execute club events, but also spent her time contacting and inviting several people outside of the RIT campus to meet with the group.


2 Linear Feet (1 carton 1 small lidded box)




The Sally Taylor collection on the Baptist Student Union (BSU) contains various records and ephemera collected by Taylor during her time as the director of NTID/RIT Baptist Student Ministries. BSU started in 1980s as a Deaf Christian club at NTID/RIT. The collection includes administrative records, as well as clippings, photographs and handbooks related to the club’s activities. The materials range in date from 1984-1991.


Collection is arranged by material type.

Other Finding Aids

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

Sally Taylor collection on the Baptist Student Union

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated to the RIT/NTID DSA in 2013 by Sally Taylor.

Accession number(s): 2013:051

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in January 2015.

Sally Taylor collection on the Baptist Student Union
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jody Sidlauskas
24 January 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA