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RIT Black History Month Celebration videotapes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0588

Scope and Contents

Tape 1 of the collection begins the program with a deaf speaker who introduces another deaf speaker. Unfortunately, the quality of the sound is too poor to hear the interpreter to know who the speaker is. Another speaker talks about the influence of Thurgood Marshall, an African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, had on his life. Following this, there is a skit by a deaf actor who performs all in sign language.

On Tape 2 there are other deaf performers who use only sign language but the interpreter can be heard.

Dates

  • February 13, 1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Every year in February RIT holds a campus wide celebration in honor of Black History Month. Established in 1976 as Black History Month and more recently called African American History Month, explores history and culture of African Americans.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (2 videocassette tapes)

Language

English

Overview

Collection is two VHS tapes recorded on February 13, 1997 for a RIT celebration for Black History Month sponsored by NTID.

Arrangement

Tapes are in number order.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Will need a VHS videocassette player in order to view recordings.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 730

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in April 2015.
Title
RIT Black History Month Celebration videotapes
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
6 April 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
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