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National Technical Institute for the Deaf faculty papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0150

Scope and Contents

A collection of thirty-two unpublished manuscripts and seventy-two published papers written by many faculty members at NTID between 1986-2010. Subject matter centers around education of the deaf and sign language. Many of the published papers can be found online.

A complete list of the papers can be found in this record under "Additional Finding Aids."


  • Creation: 1986-2010
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1990 - 2005


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: National Technical Institute of the Deaf

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, one of nine colleges at RIT, was established by an act of Congress and signed into law by President Johnson in 1965. After an extensive national search, RIT was chosen as the permanent home for NTID, and the first group of students arrived in Fall 1968. RIT was chosen over such schools as Illinois State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Southern California.

The NTID building opened in October 1974. Lady Bird Johnson officially dedicated the building. Since that time, NTID enrollment has been growing and currently numbers approximately 1500 students, with several hundred cross registering into other RIT colleges.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 Document Boxes )




Collection of 104 published and unpublished manuscripts written by faculty at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT between 1986-2010.


Papers are arranged alphabetically by author's last name, then alphabetically by paper title.

Other Finding Aids

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

National Technical Institute for the Deaf Faculty papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was transferred to the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive in December 2015 by NTID.

Accession number(s): 2016:005

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2016.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf Faculty papers
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jody Sidlauskas
22 February 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA