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NTID Technical Signs videotape series

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0125

Scope and Contents

Little information is available about this series but it appears to be a series of classes teaching American Sign Language for specific subjects. The subjects include printing, psychology, sports, legal terms, optical finishing, mechanics, chemistry, physics, science, engineering, secretarial, and English. These could have possibly been used for interpreting classes. Each tape is labeled with the subject. The set is incomplete.


  • circa 1970-1989


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

"The Technical Signs Project (TSP) was established at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), in 1975 to help facilitate effective and precise communication in academic and career environments through the establishment of a nationally based system for collecting, evaluation, selecting, recording, and sharing (CESRS) signs used in these environments."


0.834 Linear Feet (2 doc boxes)




Collection of 17 VHS videotapes from a series titled Technical Signs produced at the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID). The set is incomplete.


The collection is in numbered order.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 324

Other Finding Aids

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

NTID Technical Signs videotape series

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection of videotapes was acquired by the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive in June 2014 after the Staff Resource Center at NTID closed.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2015.
NTID Technical Signs videotape series
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jody Sidlauskas
17 February 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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