200th Anniversary of American SIgn Language: Websites and Digital Libraries

Laurent Clerc arrived with Gallaudet in 1816 and shared his knowledge of LSF which influenced ASL.

Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard Digital Library

Read about the influence deaf people had on the Declaration of Independence and Benjamin Franklin's involvement with Silence DoGood from Martha's Vineyard.

American School for the Deaf

Finding Gallaudet's Materials

Gallaudet has a number of digitized materials. Check out these rich historical sources to gather more information about American Deaf History.

Deaf Rare Materials

Deaf Mutes Journal

Deaf E-Collection

Historical Time-Line

When you search,  check off search "this collection" for the following collections. If you want to see documents in chronological order, click on Titles under "this collection". You can also use the Advanced Search.

The Little Paper Family

Benjamin Marshall Schowe Collection

The Deaf Mute Times & The Silent Worker

American Annals of the Deaf  from 1847-1893 (Vols 1-38). We also have this set in the RIT Archives, 3rd floor.

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