MSS 134
National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf, Inc.
Collection of the National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf, Inc., 1973-1983

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 134
Title: Collection of the National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf, Inc., 1973-1983.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Note: This document last updated 2006 January 5.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:
The National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf, Inc. Collection was given to the Gallaudet University Archives. The gift was made in 1980s.
Processed by: Sara Robinson. 2004 October 26.
Processing Note:
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.), 1972-1982. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: MSS 90

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 Elizabeth's Hospital. This was established to provide 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

The collection consists of reports, minutes, memorandums, financial records, board of directors, booklet, correspondence, and by-laws dating from 1973 to 1983, the bulk dating from 1980 to 1983. Perhaps the most significant portion of this collection refers to the Community Housing program for the Deaf in Washington, DC.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Board of Directors 1976-1981
1 2 Booklet n.d.
1 3 Bylaws 1980
1 4 Correspondence 1980-1983
1 5 Financial Records 1973-1983
1 6 Memorandums 1980-1983
1 7 Minutes 1978-1983
1 8 Miscellaneous 1973
1 9 Reports 1980-1981


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