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Stan Zack photograph of Robert Panara and other performers

 Collection — Oversize: Box 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0142

Scope and Contents

Framed color photograph with mat by photographer Stan Zack taken in 2012. Visible photograph dimensions are 11 3/4" x 7 3/4". Photograph depicts Robert Panara, NTID's first deaf instructor seated, with eight other NTID performers around him.

Dates

  • 2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Stan Zack is a photographer and retired pharmacist born in Brooklyn, NY. He is a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT, a reporter and photographer for the Osher News and Events newsletter, and a member of The Photographic Historical Society of Webster, NY. His wife Elaine Zack also attends the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and contributes to the Osher News and Events newsletter as a reporter. Their daughter, Paula Zack, is a computer technician at NTID and writer for RIT's University News publication.

Robert Panara (1920-2014) was a scholar in the field of deaf studies, a writer and poet, and a professor at institutions including Gallaudet University in Washington and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY. In the 1960s, he helped found the Connecticut-based National Theatre of the Deaf, where he helped translate into sign language Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Hamlet and Othello, among other dramatic works. Panara retired from NTID in 1987, and is credited with helping to compile the book The Silent Muse: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by the Deaf (1960).

Extent

1.42 Linear Feet (In box with Edward Swayze artwork RITDSA.0013)

Language

English

Overview

Collection consists of one framed color photograph with mat by photographer Stan Zack taken in 2012. Visible photograph dimensions are 11 3/4" x 7 3/4". Dimensions with frame included are 17" x 13". Photograph depicts Robert Panara, NTID's first deaf instructor seated, with eight other NTID performers around him. There are no additional materials in this collection at this time.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single object.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 86 (In box with Edward Swayze artwork RITDSA.0013)

Related Materials

Physical Description

Excellent

Dimensions

Dimensions with frame included are 17" x 13"

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Melissa Fanton in September 2015.

Creator

Title
Stan Zack photograph of Robert Panara and other performers
Subtitle
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
09 September 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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