The map is from Wikipedia's entry on Martha's Vineyard.
Chilmark Deaf Community —YouTube
Eric Cottle — Oral history
Bow Van Riper, Linsey Lee, and Joan Poole Nash Present on The Chilmark Deaf Community (captioned and sign-interpreted video).
Read about the influence deaf people had on the Declaration of Independence and Benjamin Franklin's involvement with Silence DoGood from Martha's Vineyard.
Gallaudet has a number of digitized materials. Check out these rich historical sources to gather more information about American Deaf History.
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 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.