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Council for Better Hearing and Speech public service posters and film clips

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0098

Scope and Contents

Council for Better Hearing and Speech public service posters and film clips contains seven posters, each highlighting a celebrity of the time with a hearing impaired child campaigning for education on better hearing and speech. The celebrities who participated in the campaign were Nanette Fabray, Lou Ferrigno, Lorne Greene, Ronald Reagan, Buddy Ebsen, Richard Thomas, and Jimmy Stewart.

The three, thirty second films in the collection produced by the Council for Better Hearing and Speech and NTID are:
  • Sharing Life Through Hearing and Speech with Lorne Greene
  • Take the First Step with Buddy Ebsen
  • Spreading Laughter Through Hearing and Speech with Phyllis Diller
  • Dates

    • circa 1970's - 1990

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Currently there is no equipment available to view the film clips.

    Historical Information: Council for Better Hearing and Speech

    The Council for Better Hearing and Speech partnered with the Production Services Department, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology and created posters featuring celebrities to educate the public about hearing loss. The council is part of theBetter Hearing Institute (BHI), a not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problem of hearing loss and what can be done to educate the public.

    Founded in 1973, the goals of the Council were to:
  • Erase the stigma and end the embarrassment that prevents millions of people from seeking help for hearing loss.
  • Show the negative consequences of untreated hearing loss for millions of Americans.
  • Promote treatment and demonstrate that this is a national problem.
  • Extent

    1 Linear Feet (posters added to poster drawers and films placed in folder )

    Language

    English

    Overview

    Council for Better Hearing and Speech public service posters and film clips contains seven poster and three thirty second films. The posters were prepared with the assistance of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the U. S. Department of Education.

    Arrangement

    Collection is arranged by format.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Each film clip is 30 seconds long and would require some kind of movie projector to view.

    Physical Location

    C.S. North, Shelf 295, Poster Drawer 51 - 7 posters

    C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 327 - 3 films (1 folder)

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Bill Clymer of NTID Production Services in 2014. Accession number(s): 2014:017

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in January 2014.
    Title
    Council for Better Hearing and Speech public service posters and film clips
    Subtitle
    RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
    Status
    Published
    Author
    Jody Sidlauskas
    Date
    30 January 2014
    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
    Wallace Center
    90 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester NY 14623 USA
    (585) 475-4613