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Eileen Biser and Rose Marie Toscano literature anthologies

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0151

Scope and Contents

These volumes of original works were assembled by NTID professors Eileen Biser, and Rose Marie Toscano to supplement classes for the deaf in Liberal Arts. These professors used numerous college literature anthologies but found they were not always successful for their classes. Over the years they collected a body of stories and other works which their students found interesting and were also rich with the power of language and ideas. The collection represents a diverse selection of authors, varied issues, and a broad range of characters, settings, and styles. Their desire and intention was that these would become a collection for students' personal libraries, so they could read other selections at their leisure.

The four volumes are:

  • Anthology of Poetry
  • Anthology of Drama
  • Anthology of Short Stories, Vol.1
  • Anthology of Short Stories, Vol. 2
  • Dates

    • Creation: 1980-2000


    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Historical Information: literature anthologies

    "Teaching literature to NTID deaf students at RIT has been a rewarding part of our lives for the past ten years. We have seen students "blossom" in their reading skills, as well as in their abilities to analyze and critique sophisticated literature. The most rewarding part of teaching literature, however, is to witness students' growing desire to read, to fill their minds with new places, people, and ideas, and to make reading an important part of their lives."

    Source: Preface written by Eileen Biser and Rose Marie Toscano in Anthology of Short Stories: Vol. 1.


    4 Item(s) (4 anthologies - 1 doc box)




    Collection consists of four volumes of anthologies compiled by NTID professors Eileen Biser and Rose Marie Toscano from Liberal Studies Department to supplement course curriculum. Anthologies are Poems, Drama and two of Short Stories.


    There are four volumes arranged by title.

    Physical Location

    C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 418

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Collection was deposited to the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive in December 2015 by Rose Marie Toscano.

    Accession number(s): 2015:111

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2016.

    Eileen Biser and Rose Marie Toscano literature anthologies
    RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
    Jody Sidlauskas
    18 February 2016
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA