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NJ - NY PC Deaf Connection records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0081

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a history of NJ-NY Phone-TTY Inc., the by-laws of NJ-NY PC Deaf Connection, meeting minutes, correspondence, and new clippings documenting the group's fundraising and community service activities from 1992-2009.

Dates

  • 1992-2003, 2005-2009

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

NJ-NY Phone TTY Inc. was started in August 1969 by Lee Brody in conjunction with Latham Breunig to help develop the TTY network in New Jersey and New York. They solicited used teletypewriter parts to refurbish and use in the Teletypewriters for the Deaf (TDI) network in New Jersey and New York. The NJ-NY Phone TTY was the first organization to raise the issue of developing compatibility standards for TTY's in the 1970's. The organization became known as the NJ-NY PC Deaf Connection in March 1993. The purpose of the new organization was to introduce in the Metro New Jersey-New York area an educational and public information program to educate and increase computer literacy in the deaf and hard of hearing community. It also conducted fundraising activities.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 Document box)

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains a history of NJ-NY (New Jersey New York) Phone - TTY (Teletypewriter) Inc., its by-laws, various letters requesting donations, and meeting minutes for the organization.

Arrangement

The collection is chronologically organized and then by material type.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 203

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was deposited at RIT Archive Collections by Joan Naturale in October 2012. Accession number(s): 2012:069

Related Materials

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in December 2012.
Title
NJ - NY PC Deaf Connection records
Subtitle
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Status
Published
Author
Lisa Witt
Date
20 December 2012
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

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