Manuscripts

MSS 19
Bates, Robert L., 1930-1996
Papers of Robert L. Bates, 1966-1979
 

Gallaudet University Archives



Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 19
Creator:
Title: Papers of Robert L. Bates, 1966-1979
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract: This collection consists of documents in Robert L. Bates' possession during his tenure with the Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf.
Note:

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: The Papers of Robert L. Bates was donated to the Gallaudet University Archives on April 2nd, 1986.
Processed By: Jeffrey Peterson, 2008 March 25
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:

Photographs

  • Robert L. Bates [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits

Vertical Files

  • Robert L. Bates. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Manuscripts

  • Papers of Robert L. Bates, 1943-1996. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: MSS 126

Biographical Sketch

Robert L. Bates was born on July 29, 1930 and became deaf at age seven stricken with scarlet fever. He enrolled at Indiana State School for the Deaf and graduated with academic honors. In 1955, he graduated from Gallaudet College with a B.A. degree in mathematics. Bates also did graduate work at American University and Evansville College.

He began his career in March 1955 as a mathematician with the Department of Navy in the Bureau of Aeronautics. Eventually, Bates became Chief of Scientific Programming Section. He was recognized as the project leader for several ADP systems. Bates was active in several organizations such as the Lions' Club, Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf, National Association for the Deaf, Virginia Association for the Deaf, and the American Institute of Parliamentarians. He was one of the recipients of the Outstanding Handicapped Federal Employees of the Year Award given by the U.S. Civil Service Commission in 1973. He married Joan Macaluso and they had four sons together. He passed away on March 4, 1996 at 65 in Rixeyville, Virginia.

Scope and Content

The Robert L. Bates Papers consists of 3 boxes of manuscripts acquired during his work with the Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf (COSD). The bulk of this collection comprises of general correspondences and memorandums from within the organization as well as with its affiliates. Also included in the collection are COSD tax statements, minutes from meetings, reports from key chairs, and some COSD newsletters.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 01 Advertisements - Pamphlets Deaf or Disability Related 1971-1972
1 02 Application for Continuation Research Grant 1972
1 03 By-Laws 1967
1 04 Certificates of Incorporation 1966-1971
1 05 Certification of Corporate By-Laws 1967
1 06 Certification of Resolutions 1967
1 07 Correspondences - Anne Sullivan Memorial Fund 1974
1 08 Correspondences - Carney, Edward C. 1971-1973
1 09 Correspondences - Denton, David 1973-1979
1 10 Correspondences - Lauritsen, Robert R. 1973-1974
1 11 Correspondences - Propp, George 1973-1978
1 12 Correspondences - Rhodes, Mary Jane 1971-1975
1 13 Correspondences - Van Nevel, Al 1969-1975
1 14 Correspondences - Taxes 1967-1976
1 15 Correspondences - Taxes 1967-1973
1 16 Correspondences - Taxes 1972-1974
1 17 Correspondences - Taxes 1972-1975
1 18 Correspondences - Taxes 1975
1 19 Council Membership Directory, 1969 1969
1 20 Financial Statements - General Fund 1971-1975
1 21 Financial Statements - Anne Sullivan Memorial Fund 1974-1975
2 01 General Correspondences 1967-1971
2 02 General Correspondences 1969-1973
2 03 General Correspondences 1969
2 04 General Correspondences 1971-1972
2 05 General Correspondences 1973-1974
2 06 General Correspondences 1973-1976
2 07 General Correspondences 1973
2 08 General Correspondences 1973-1977
2 09 General Correspondences 1975
2 10 General Correspondences 1975-1979
2 11 Legal Documents - Application for Federal Assistance 1975
2 12 Legal Documents - Articles of Incorporation, VA 1971
2 13 Legal Statements - Justification for Organization 1971-1972
2 14 Legal Statements - Testimonies 1972
2 15 Letters - Letters to Senators 1972
2 16 Manuscripts - "Dream with the Deaf" National Grange Project 1971-1972
2 17 Manuscripts - Miscellaneous n.d.
2 18 Memorandums 1969-1973
2 19 Memorandums 1971
2 20 Memorandums 1972-1973
2 21 Memorandums 1972-1976
2 22 Memorandums 1973-1977
2 23 Memorandums 1973-1974
2 24 Memorandums 1974-1976
2 25 Memorandums 1975-1977
3 01 Minutes 1967
3 02 Minutes 1969-1973
3 03 Minutes 1970-1971
3 04 Minutes 1971-1972
3 05 Minutes 1971-1975
3 06 Minutes 1972-1975
3 07 Minutes 1973
3 08 News clipping - NAD President's Message 1974
3 09 Newsletters - Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf 1969
3 10 Newsletters - "Councilings" 1971-1972
3 11 Newsletters - "Insight," "Councilings," "The Deaf American" 1973
3 12 Newsletters - Prospector Star-News, NRA 1972-1974
3 13 Organization Standards and By-Laws 1967-1972
3 14 Reports - Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf 1970-1973
3 15 Reports - Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf 1972-1975
3 16 Reports - Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf 1973-1975
3 17 Statistics - Members and Officers Lists 1970-1972

 

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