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RIT Archive collection on National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITDSA-0165

Scope and Contents

The RIT Archive collection on National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) includes newsclippings, promotional materials, campus publications, photographs, and other ephemera generated by and for NTID from 1965 to 2016. These materials cover a range of topics including visual arts and theater at NTID, the groundbreaking and dedication of the Henrietta campus for NTID, the 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, and 35th anniversaries of NTID, research conducted at NTID, faculty and staff, curriculum, and the general history of NTID.

Also includes oversized items: Framed photograph of Nanette Fabray, Greg Hill, and Ronald Reagan. 14.25”L x 11.56”W (in frame). Pen and marker drawing on illustration board of the interior of Panara Theater. 20”L x 15”W. Undated. Framed poster for the NTID Special Speakers Series, featuring Heather Whitestone, Miss America 1995 Framed poster designed to look like oversized US currency. US presidents and founding fathers on the bills have been replaced with key figures from NTID’s history.

Dates

  • 1965-2016
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, one of nine colleges at RIT, was established by an act of Congress and signed into law by President Johnson in 1965. After an extensive national search, RIT was chosen as the permanent home for NTID, and the first group of students arrived in Fall 1968. RIT was chosen over such schools as Illinois State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Southern California.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) building opened in October 1974. Lady Bird Johnson officially dedicated the building. Since that time, NTID enrollment has been growing and currently numbers approximately 1500 students, with several hundred cross registering into other RIT colleges.

Extent

10.2 Linear Feet (17 document boxes, 15 half-document boxes, one box of oversized artwork = 33 boxes total)

Language

English

Overview

A collection of materials pertaining to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) from 1965 to the current time. Materials include newsclippings, promotional materials, campus publications, photographs, and other ephemera generated by and for NTID.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type and then chronologically.

Physical Location

C.S. Mid-Range, Shelf 681-684 - (32 boxes)
C.S. North, Shelf 215 - Box 33 (Oversize artwork)

Other Finding Aids

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

RIT Archive collection on NTID

Custodial History

Most of this collection are materials collected by RIT archivists over the years and resided in the old CS. North Institutional Files.

Accruals

Additional accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jess Andrews in February 2017.
Title
RIT Archive collection on National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Subtitle
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Status
Published
Author
Jess Andrews
Date
2/1/2017
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:
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