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Ellen Mansfield ceramic artworks

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0113

Scope and Contents

The Ellen Mansfield ceramic plate consists of two pieces. One a plate with a portrait of Abbé L'Epée and titled Deaf Education Pioneer Abbé L'Epée 1712-1789. The other a trivet titled De'humankind depicts a woman kneeling by a stream and symbolizes sign language being banned because of cochlear implant laws.

Dates

  • 2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Ellen Mansfield was born deaf in Manhattan, New York in 1960 but grew up in New Jersey. She attended public school where Ellen learned poorly without sign language and interpreters. She earned a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The collection consists two ceramic artworks by artist Ellen Mansfield. The plate is painted with an image of deaf education pioneer Abbé L'Epée. The trivet De'humankind depicts a woman kneeling by a stream.

Arrangement

The collection contains two items.

Physical Location

Both items are located in the RADSCC on 1st floor of The Wallace Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The artwork was purchased by Joan Naturale, NTID Librarian.

Accession number(s): 2013:029
2015:008

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in June 2014.
Title
Ellen Mansfield ceramic plate
Subtitle
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Status
Published
Author
Lisa Witt
Date
19 June 2014
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Script of description
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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