Gallery of Diplomas - Franklin D. Roosevelt

The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President Franklin Roosevelt who was president from 1933 until 1945.

Diplomas were also signed by Percival Hall, president of Gallaudet from 1910 until 1945.

During this period, the school was known as the Columbia Institution for the Deaf which included both the Kendall School primary programs and Gallaudet College.

U.S. President

Gallaudet President

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Percival Hall
Percival Hall


1934 May Ruth Koehn diploma
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May Ruth Koehn
May Ruth Koehn
Bachelor of Science
June 13, 1934


1935 Earl Cameron Norton diploma
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*Gallaudet University would like to thank the family of Kenneth, '50, and Audree, '52, Norton for generously donating the diploma of Earl Cameron Norton, '35 to the Gallaudet University Archives.

Earl Cameron Norton
Earl Cameron Norton
Bachelor of Science
June 1, 1935


1939 Ola Mary Benoit diploma
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*Gallaudet University would like to thank Celia May Baldwin ’70 for generously donating the diploma of Ola Mary Benoit ’39.

Ola Mary Benoit
Ola Mary Benoit
Bachelor of Science
June 3, 1939

1939 Rhoda Clark diploma
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*Gallaudet University would like to thank Mary Wright on behalf of Rhoda Clark's estate, for generously donating this diploma to the University Archives.

Rhoda Clark
Rhoda S. Clark
Bachelor of Science
June 3, 1939


1934 Frederick Schreiber diploma
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Frederick Schreiber
Frederick Schreiber
Bachelor of Science
June 16, 1942


1943 John Galvan diploma
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*Thanks to Dr. Dennis Galvan, professor of psychology, for generously donating the diplomas of his father, John Galvan, Jr., '43, and mother, Betty Jane Stark, '45, to the University Archives.

John Galvan
John Galvan
Bachelor of Arts
May 29, 1943

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