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Patti Durr collection of scripts and videotapes

 Collection — Box-Folder: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0139

Scope and Contents

The materials donated are comprised of eight scripts and five VHS videotapes. The items were collected and donated by Patti Durr an associate professor at NTID. She directed The Grey and was founder of the Lights On! community theatre, both of which can be found on the VHS tapes. The videotapes contain full productions and rehearsals. Two of the scripts were written by Rico Peterson who is the Assistant Dean and Director of Access Services at NTID.


  • 1978, 1990, 1993, 1998


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical Information on Patti Durr

Patti Durr is a Deaf artist and activist, as well as an associate professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She is one of the founders of the Lights On! Deaf Theatre Company and has created multiple educational short films. As an educator since 1990, Patti has impacted the lives of many students at RIT and has contributed to fostering Deaf art for decades. Durr has been instrumental in developing Deaf Studies courses at NTID and is actively involved in the community. In 2004, by rigorous peer review of student nominations, she was awarded the RIT Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.



0.4 Linear Feet (one document box)




The materials in this collection are comprised of eight scripts of plays performed by the Lights On! theater group and five VHS videotapes. The items were collected and donated by Patricia Durr an associate professor at NTID.


The folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to the titles of the scripts. There are 5 VHS tapes stored in no particular order.

Physical Location

C.S. Mid Range, Shelf 334

Other Finding Aids

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

Patti Durr collection of scripts and videotapes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Patricia Durr in May 2015.

Accession number(s): 2015:053

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Melissa Sagen in June 2015.

Patti Durr collection of scripts and videotapes
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Melissa Sagen
17 June 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA
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