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The Chautauqua Salute handkerchief

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0179

Content Description

21" x 21" fabric square used by a local interpreting organization at a workshop to explain the history of waving a handkerchief to signal applause from a deaf audience. The square is an off-white color with black lettering which tells the story of the history of how the salute came about.

Dates

  • Undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical Information on Chautuaqua Salute

The Chautauqua Salute, originated by Bishop Vincent in 1877 at the Chautauqua Institute in New York State, when he suddenly realized that a deaf-mute lecturer could not hear the applause of the thousands in attendance. Vincent suggested that the audience wave white handkerchiefs, an activity since known as “the blooming of the white lilies.” Today the salute is reserved for rare occasions and is given only at the signal of the platform chairman.

Extent

1 Item(s) (One archival bag)

Language

English

Overview

Collection is a 21" x 21" fabric square used by a local interpreting organization at a workshop to explain the history of waving a handkerchief to signal applause from a deaf audience.

Arrangement

Collection is one item.

Physical Location

C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 420 - housed in the NTID/DSA ephemera collection, Box 1, Folder 16

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated to the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive in August 2017 by Linda Siple.

Condition Description

Good

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in 2017.
Title
The Chautauqua Salute napkin
Subtitle
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
18 September 2017
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Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

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