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NTID Alumni Association (NTIDAA) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0144

Scope and Contents

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf Alumni Association (NTIDAA) records consist of materials related to the administration, activities, and events of the organization. There are materials from board meetings, reunions, anniversaries, the NTID Annual Golf Tournament, and local Alumni groups. Materials within this collection range from 1968-2011. The Office of NTID Alumni Relations was established in 1990 and many materials within this collection date from its founding. Within the collection there are records of events and local chapter activities, particularly in Rochester, before the Office of NTID Alumni Relations' founding in 1974.

Materials include records of NTIDAA such as meeting minutes, office memorandums, convention proceedings, bylaws and constitutions, and financial records, photographs, ephemera, alumni newsletters, and memorabilia exist within this collection. Also included are videotapes, CD-roms, and floppy disks. There are NTIDAA directories, event invitations, and promotional materials within this collection.


  • Creation: 1968-2011


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: NTIDAA

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf Alumni Association (NTIDAA) and NTID Alumni Programs were founded in 1974. NTIDAA was founded to create and foster programs and activities that strengthen a mutually valuable and lifelong relationship between the Institute and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) alumni. NTIDAA sought to be a leader among peer institutions in regards to alumni relations and to provide open communication among its alumni. It was initially organized under the RIT Alumni Association and NTID. A deaf alumni was elected to be a representative to the council. The first alumni chapters of NTIDAA were established in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Rochester, NY, and Washington, D.C.

The NTID Office of Alumni Relations was established in 1990 and brought together the needs and resources of the alumni as well as the services of NTID. The Office of Alumni Relations assisted chapters in recruiting prospective students, placing students and graduates in cooperative work or jobs, and recommending continuing education opportunities for alumni to learn new skills. A national advisory board composed of alumni was also established and met annually to discuss future activities of the NTID Office of Alumni Relations. NTIDAA's current mission is to promote relations among alumni, as well as to preserve the alumni heritage and spirit of NTID. NTIDAA provides opportunities for alumni to particpate in alumni activities, events, and NTIDAA operations. According to From Dream to Reality: The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, A College of Rochester Institute of Technology by Harry G. Lang and Karen K. Conner, by the end of the 1990's, there were 20 clubs and chapters across the country with 3,500 members.


10.5 Linear Feet (6 cartons and 3 half document boxes)




The National Technical Institute for the Deaf Alumni Association (NTIDAA) records consist of materials that are related to the administration, activities, and events of the organization. Included are NTIDAA board meeting minutes, reports, and alumni correspondence, as well as promotional materials from events, anniversaries, and reunions of NTIDAA in Rochester and other alumni chapters. Materials within this collection range in date from 1968-2011.


Materials within this collection are arranged by subject, material type, and in chronlogical order.

Other Finding Aids

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

NTID Alumni Association records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s): 2011:076

Materials within this collection were donated by Matthew Driscoll, former Director of NTID Alumni Relations, in 2011.

Related Materials

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

RITDSA.0063: NTID promotional ephemera

RITDSA.0192: NTID Outreach Office records

RIT Archives

RITArc.0040: RIT Alumni Association records

RITArc.0328: RIT Alumni Association promotional materials

RITArc.0567: RIT Alumni ephemera

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jenna Bossert in February 2016.

NTID Alumni Association (NTIDAA) records
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jenna Bossert
03 February 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA