Clayton Valli memorial collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains documentation of the memorial service held at NTID for Clayton Valli in 2003. The black and white photographs feature images of presenters at the memorial service as well as the audience. The VHS tape contains a tribute to Valli with the following information on the label "HANDS for Clayton Valli: A Tribute, NTID uncap, K Christie, 5/22/2003, 40:00"
- Creation: 2003
- Christie, Karen (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Clayton L. Valli (1951-2003) was an ASL poet and linguist. He attended NTID to study Photography, and earned a master's degree in linguistics from Gallaudet University. He was also the first person to earn a doctorate in Linguistics and ASL Poetics from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a scholar, a lecturer, and a teacher. Valli was particularly well known as a poet, with works such as "Hands" and "Dandelions" being quite well-known. Valli died from complications of AIDS.
.5 Linear Feet (1 small lidded box)
This collection contains documentation of a 2003 memorial service held at NTID for Clayton Valli, deaf linguist and ASL poet. Both photographs and a video document the memorial.
This collection is housed in one box, and the photos are in the original order. None have been omitted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated to RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive by Karen Christie in May 2017.
Accession number(s): 2017:023
Finding aid created by Ella von Holtum in June 2017.
- Clayton Valli memorial collection
- RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
- Ella von Holtum
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