MSS 153
Jordan, Jerald M., 1927-
Papers of Jerald M. Jordan, 1993-2001

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 153
Title: Papers of Jerald M. Jordan, 1993-2001
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Note: This document last updated 2008 February 8.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: The Jerald M. Jordan collection was given to the Gallaudet University Archives by Jerald M. Jordan on 16 October 2001.
Processed by: Sara Robinson. 2005.
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:


  • Jerald M. Jordan [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits

Vertical Files

  • Jerald M. Jordan. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Biographical Sketch

Jerald M. Jordan, the 5th president of CISS, was born in Roseville, Michigan on July 7, 1927. He became deaf at 7 years old due to spinal meningitis. After attending various schools in Michigan, he attended Gallaudet College and graduated in 1948. He worked for Washington, D.C. newspapers for 11 years after graduation. He got a job at Gallaudet College's Preparatory Department, teaching Science in 1959. He then moved to the main campus in 1961, teaching Mathematics and became director of the Computing Center until 1973. His position changed in 1973 when he was appointed the director of College Project Talent Search. In 1976, he accepted the position of working in the Admissions Office at Gallaudet College.

Jordan became the 5th president of Comité International des Sports des Sourds (CISS) in 1971, becoming the first American to hold the position. He was elected as a member of the CISS Executive committee in 1967. He continued to hold the position until 1995, retiring as president of CISS. He served as president for 24 years and on the executive committee for 28 years. In 1986, Jordan received the CISS Gold Medal in recognition of his years of service on the CISS Executive committee. In 1995, Jordan was given the title as an Honorary Life Member of CISS and also serves as a member of the CISS Legal Commission now.

Scope and Content

This collection is held in one box, it is composed of CISS documents, constitution, schedules, reports, regulations, and correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Constitutions - CISS 1999
1 2 Correspondence - American Athletic Association of the Deaf 1993-2001
1 3 Correspondence re: Audiograms 1993
1 4 Correspondence - General 1993-2001
1 5 Correspondence - International Olympic Committee 1993-1995
1 6 Correspondence - International Paralympics Committee 1993-2001
1 7 Correspondence - Lovett, John M. 1993-1995
1 8 Correspondence - Miscellaneous 1993-2001
1 9 Correspondence - Søndergarrd, Knud 1993-1994
1 10 Financial Reports 2001
1 11 Miscellaneous n.d.
1 12 Regulations - CISS 2001
1 13 Reports - CISS 1999 & 2000 2001
1 14 Reports Grievance - Richard Smrz n.d.
1 15 Reports - Site Visit to Melbourne, Australia 1994
1 16 Schedules 2001


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