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Newby Ely collection on Deaf Holocaust survivors

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: RITDSA-0005

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 233 DVDs of collector and historian Newby Ely's interviews with deaf World War II Holocaust survivors. Ely made many trips to Europe and traveled to several cities to seek out these individuals, many of them quite aged, to make sure their stories were told and documented. DVDs are copies from original tapes loaned by Newby Ely. The content of the collection is his travel to eastern Europe: Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Budepest, and Munich; concentration camps Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Theresienstadt; the House of the Wannsee Conference; and interviews with deaf survivors.

The last disc (#58) contains copies of papers from the National Archives related to deaf Holocaust survivors. These files are on deposit from NARA and are for viewing only.

Dates

  • 2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

The last disc (#58) contains copies of papers from the National Archives related to Deaf Holocaust Survivors. These files are on deposit from NARA and are for viewing only; reproduction is prohibited.

Biographical / Historical

Noted Deaf historian Newby Ely holds several degrees. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Gallaudet University, a master's degree in geography from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a second master's degree in deaf education from McDaniel College. He also holds a deaf history program certificate from Gallaudet University.

Ely has written and presented extensively on the Deaf experience in the Holocaust and World War II. Currently, he is an archival film researcher and consultant for a private historical video company.

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)

Overview

Collection of filmed interviews made by historian Newby Ely, chronicling the experiences of deaf Holocaust survivors.

Arrangement

DVDs are arranged in numerical order.

Physical Location

C.S. Mid-Range, Shelf 342

Other Finding Aids

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

Newby Ely collection on Deaf Holocaust survivors

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s): 10:07, 11:02

The collection was donated to the Deaf Studies Archive by Newby Ely.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in August 2011.

Creator

Title
Newby Ely collection on Deaf Holocaust survivors
Subtitle
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Status
Published
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
01 August 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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