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Raymond Kenney collection of ESAD and RTCAD records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0168

Scope and Contents

The Raymond Kenney collection of ESAD and RTCAD records span the years from 1971-2007 and encompasses Raymond T. Kenney's involvement with ESAD, RTCAD, RCAD and multiple other Deaf Organizations in the New York area and nationally. The collection spans seven boxes. Each set of boxes contain one organization and a set of folders organized by that organziation's meeting minutes, correspondences, memos, handouts, flyers, administrative materials and court cases.

Box 1 and 2 contain documents on general deaf organizations. This includes information from such organizations as the New York Association of the Deaf, Inc.; The Empire State; SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People); and the Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf. Box 3 entails General - Court cases. Box 4 contains Empire State Association of the Deaf, Inc. (ESAD). Box 5 and 6 hold information about the Rochester Tel-Com Association of the Deaf (RTCAD). Lastly, Box 7 has documents from the Rochester Civic Association of the Deaf (RCAD).


  • Creation: 1970-2007


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Raymond Kenney attended National Technical Instititute for the Deaf (NTID) in the 1970s.


7 Box(es) (Box 1 and 2: General Deaf Organizations Box 3: Gerenal - Court Cases Box 4: ESAD Box 5 and 6: RTCAD Box 7: RCAD)




The Raymond Kenney collection of ESAD and RTCAD records spans Raymond T. Kenney's time in General local and national organziations, RTCAD, RCAD and ESAD.These positions produced paperwork such as administrative materials, flyers, TTY supply booklets, correspondence with in and to other organizations and multiple testimonals from court cases.


Organized by organization from most general to specific:

General Organizations (1957-2007)

ESAD (1986-2007)

RTCAD (1971-2007)

RCAD (1978-1996)

Physical Location

C. S. North, Shelf 207

Other Finding Aids

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

Raymond Kenney collection of ESAD and RTCAD records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s):

The collection originiated with Raymond Kenney's personal paperwork from his time at RTCAD, ESAD, RCAD and other organizations. These materials were dropped off by Joan Naturale.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Katie Curran in May 2017.

Raymond Kenney collection of ESAD and RTCAD records
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Katie Curran
28 April 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA