MSS 90
National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf, Inc.
Collection of the National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf, Inc., 1972-1982

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 90
Title: Collection of the National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf, Inc., 1972-1982
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Note: This document last updated 2006 January 5.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Unknown.
Processed by: Wei Mui Wong. 1998 November 13.
Processing Note: Revised by Thomas Strunk. 2001 August 6.
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.

Related Material in the Archives:


  • National Health-Care Foundation for the Deaf Papers (U.S.), 1973-1983. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: MSS 134

Vertical Files

  • National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Subject

Historical Sketch

The National Health-Care Foundation for the Deaf, a non-profit organization, was established in Washington, D.C. on March 1972 in cooperation with the Saint Elizabeths Hospital. This was established to provide the independent living skills and housing programs for deaf individuals with social and emotional problems.
The National Health-Care Foundation for the Deaf bought a new house on Otis Street, hence the name Otis Housing, to assist members with mental health and behavior problems in developing their independent living skills. This house is located at 1203 Otis Street in Northeast part of Washington, D.C. This housing program includes training in independent living skills, social relationship skills, and leisure/recreational skills. In additional, a few group homes such as Community Housing for the Hearing Impaired were added to the program.

Scope and Content
This collection consists of by-laws, correspondences, letters, lists of board of directors, minutes and miscellaneous of the National Health-Care Foundation for the Deaf organization. A large portion of this collection consists of the minutes of meeting of the board of directors. This organization works with the Saint Elizabeth's Hospital.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series.

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 By-Laws  n.d.
1 2 Letters 1981
1 3 Lists of Board of Directors 1978-1981
1 4 Minutes  1972
1 5 Minutes 1973
1 6 Minutes 1974
1 7 Minutes 1975
1 8 Minutes 1976
1 9 Minutes   1977
1 10 Minutes  1978
1 11 Minutes  1979
1 12 Minutes  1980
1 13 Minutes  1981
1 14 Minutes  1982
1 15 Miscellaneous  1978-1982


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