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NTID Communications Services slides

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0153

Scope and Contents

NTID Communications Services slides is a robust collection of images documenting the early years at the National Technical Institute in the late 1960's when the Institute opened on RITs campus through the early 1980s. These are photographs taken by the college's communications department so it contains a broad range of subjects; student life, building construction, faculty, and academics. Some of slides are complete promotional slideshows for marketing purposes. The majority of these photographs have been taken by long-time staff photographer, Mark Benjamin.

There is documentation of deaf students using telecommunication devices for the deaf in the 1970's, such as TTYs, signalers, and timers.


  • Creation: unknown


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The NTID Communications, Marketing & Multimedia Services team assists with marketing communication needs, using a collaborative, results-oriented approach. We’re responsive and provide innovative solutions to your marketing communications challenges. They provide strategic, market-focused, creative communications that helps achieve the goals of its' clients and supports RIT/NTID’s brand and major areas of focus.

The National Association for the Deaf (NAD) is a marketing services team in the marketing department at NTID. They provide solutions to marketing and communication needs by making a plan of action that helps, while supporting NTID/RIT's brand and major area of focus. The marketing team is also involved with most major events and programs hosted by NTID/RIT and have media specialists run the ads and websites that influence the community on campus.

Mark Benamin is the official NTID photographer and captures most of the images that tell the story of RIT/NTID. He produces pictures for websites, marketing and other publications, PowerPoint presentations, social media and exhibits. He has worked at NTID since 1979 and has a bachelor's degree in Commercial Photography and a master's degree in Printing with a concentration in Typography and Design, both from RIT.


5 Linear Feet (extent is just an estimate right now)




Collection of 120 slides taken by National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Communications and Marketing Services over a number of decades. Content of the slides ranges from campus construction, student life, academics, and general campus life.


The collection of slides have been kept in their original order as established by the photographer.

Physical Location

C.S. Mid Range, Shelf 88

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection of slides was transferred to the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive in 2007.

Accession number(s): 2007:001

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in March 2016.

NTID Communications Services slides
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jody Sidlauskas
2 March 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA