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Linda Siple collecton on the portrayal of ASL interpreters

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Identifier: RITDSA-0164

Scope and Contents

The Linda Siple collection on the portrayal of ASL interpreters contains VHS tapes of television programs and movies featuring a deaf character and an interpreter. These materials relate to research conducted by Linda Siple. Tapes include episodes of Ellen, Seinfeld, Spin City, Star Trek, and others. Movie segments include Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Linguini Incident, and others.


  • Creation: 1948-1997

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection must be viewed in the archives reading room and no copies made be made.

Biographical / Historical

Linda Siple has over 30 years of experience as an educator of sign language interpreters. She also has extensive experience as a practicing sign language interpreter. Siple earned her AAS in Human Services at Monroe Community College in 1976, her BSW in Social Work from RIT in 1979, her MS in Instructional Technology from RIT in 1983, and her Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from SUNY Buffalo in 1995. She specializes in curriculum development in interpreter education, intercultural communication, and practicum & student interpreting.


2 Linear Feet (1 banker box containing 24 VHS tapes)




Materials related to Linda Siple's research study of deaf characters and interpreters. Linda Siple is a professor in the ASL-English Interpretation Program at RIT/NTID. The collection includes VHS tapes of television programs and movies featuring deaf character and interpreters that she used for research.


The collection is arranged as numbered by the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Linda Siple in September 2014. Accession number(s): 2016:059

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in November 2016.


Linda Siple collection on the portrayal of ASL interpreters
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jennifer Roeszies
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA