HIST 230 American Deaf History: Overview

Find resources related to American Deaf History.


This guide will assist you in finding Deaf resources such as books, journals, articles, and databases. In general, Deaf-related resources tend to be in the HV2300-HV2600 area for books (4th floor including OVERSIZE books), bound journals (2nd floor) and DVDs (1st floor, Deaf Media). However, Deaf topics will be found in different call number areas. If you have questions, feel free to contact me, Joan Naturale - I am the NTID and Deaf Studies Librarian and happy to help.

An interesting book is Through deaf eyes : A photographic history of the American deaf community. A companion DVD is available. Check out the Chilmark Deaf Community Digital Historical Archive (Martha's Vineyard). 

Assignment: You need to read articles from the American Annals of the Deaf on the 1880 Congress of Milan. The best way to find articles is to use the Gallaudet Deaf Periodical Index database, search periodicals and type in Milan. You will see citations that give you the month/year of the journal where you can find the articles. It appears that January 1881, October 1881, and July 1882 (note volume and issue numbers) have articles regarding the Milan Congress. Next we go to the online American Annals of the Deaf. Click search in this collection and type in "January 1881". Look for the month and year you are looking for and you can read, download, and/or print the article. We also have the American Annals of the Deaf in Archives if you prefer to look at the print version. The volumes cannot leave the archives, and you can scan or print out the article. 

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