Manuscripts

MSS 38
Bates, Robert L., 1930-1996
Papers of Robert L. Bates, 1967-1987
 


Gallaudet University Archives



Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 38
Creator:
Title: Papers of Robert L. Bates, 1967-1987
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract: This collection consists of documents in Robert L. Bates' possession during his tenure with the Alexandria-Potomac Lions Club.
Note:

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: The Papers of Robert L. Bates was donated to the Gallaudet University Archives on February 9th, 1989.
Processed By: Jeffrey Peterson, 2008 April 2
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
  • Papers of Robert L. Bates, 1966-1979. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: MSS 19

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 Papers consists of 3 boxes of documents acquired during Robert L. Bates' tenure with the Alexandria-Potomac Lions Club. Documents range from correspondences, club membership and officers lists, board meeting minutes, manuscripts, newsletters, and general club operation guidelines. The majority of content in the collection is comprised of membership lists, Membership and Activities Reports, and Lions Club newsletters.

The Strength of the collection is the Monthly Membership and Activities Reports. In these reports new and dropped members are listed, as well as the actions of the club on a month-by-month basis from 1976-1986.

Also included in the collection are 30 negatives and 17 loose photographs of club banquets. The photographs, however, are not labeled. (Please see Gallaudet University Archives staff for assistance with viewing photographs.)

Series Description and Folder Lists
No Series

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 01 Applications for Use of Facilities 1977
1 02 Awards 1979-1984
1 03 Award Criteria 1975-1985
1 04 Award Criteria 1976-1977
1 05 Booklets - Directory 1986-1987
1 06 Booklets - EPA: Noise: A Health Problem 1978
1 07 Booklets - Lions of Virginia District 24-A History 1980
1 08 Club Membership Development and Retention Kit 1977
1 09 Club Reports 1977-1978
1 10 Club Reports 1979-1981
1 11 Code of Ethics and Club Objects n.d.
1 12 Constitution and By-Laws - Camp for the Deaf n.d.
1 13 Contracts - Frances McIver Braille Transcribers 1968
1 14 Contracts - Lease Agreement for Camp for the Deaf 1979
1 15 Correspondences - Camp for the Deaf 1980
1 16 C.R.E.A.M. II Convention 1979
1 17 Deaf Lions-Clubs List n.d.
1 18 Fliers - Club Information Quiz n.d.
1 19 Fliers - Fund Raisers 1980
1 20 General Correspondences 1976-1978
1 21 General Correspondences 1976-1978
1 22 General Correspondences 1976-1981
1 23 General Correspondences 1977-1978
1 24 General Correspondences 1978-1982
1 25 General Correspondences 1980-1985
1 26 General Correspondences 1981-1983
1 27 General Correspondences 1983-1984
1 28 General Correspondences 1984
1 29 General Correspondences 1986-1987
1 30 Goals and Objectives - Helen Keller Memorial Fund 1980
1 31 Goals and Recommendations 1979-1980
2 01 Guest Registers n.d.
2 02 Handbooks - Secretary Duties n.d.
2 03 Invitations for Membership 1976-1981
2 04 Invitations for Membership 1981
2 05 Invoices - General 1979-1982
2 06 Manuscripts - "29 Talks" n.d.
2 07 Manuscripts - "How to Recruit and Develop Members" 1979
2 08 Manuscripts - "Lion's Club to Open Camp for the Deaf" 1981
2 09 Manuscripts - "Monthly Schedule of Key Things To Do" n.d.
2 10 Manuscripts - "Proposed Schedule of Events" 1985
2 11 Manuscripts - "Protocol: The Art of Being Nice" n.d.
2 12 Manuscripts - "That the Deaf May be Heard" n.d.
2 13 Meeting-Banquet Reservations 1977-1980
2 14 Membership Anniversary Listings 1977-1982
2 15 Membership Lists 1979-1980
2 16 Membership Lists 1980
2 17 Membership Lists 1980
2 18 Membership Lists 1980-1981
2 19 Membership Lists n.d.
2 20 Membership Lists n.d.
2 21 Membership Lists and Attendance 1983-1984
2 22 Membership and Activities Reports 1976-1983
2 23 Membership and Activities Reports 1982-1985
2 24 Membership and Activities Reports 1983-1984
2 25 Membership and Activities Reports 1985-1986
2 26 Members and Officers Changes 1979
2 27 Members and Officers Lists 1977-1978
2 28 Minutes - Board Meetings 1974-1983
2 29 Minutes - Board Meetings 1978-1983
2 30 Minutes - Board Meetings 1981
2 31 Minutes - Board Meetings 1983
2 32 Minutes - Board Meetings 1983-1984
2 33 Minutes - Board Meetings 1984
3 01 Memorabilia - Stickers n.d.
3 02 Memorandums 1976-1980
3 03 Newsletters - Lions Mane 1977-1978
3 04 Newsletters - Lions Mane 1978
3 05 Newsletters - Lions Mane 1978-1980
3 06 Newsletters - Lions Mane 1980-1986
3 07 Newsletters - Lions Mane 1983-1984
3 08 Newsletters - Lions Mane 1984
3 09 Newsletters - Lions Mane 1985-1986
3 10 Newsletters - The Lion Reporter 1978-1980
3 11 Newsletters - The Lion Reporter 1980-1981
3 12 Newsletters - The Lion Reporter 1981
3 13 New Member Cards and By-Laws n.d.
3 14 Officer Directories n.d.
3 15 Officers and Committee Rosters 1977-1978
3 16 Organization Accomplishments 1975-1976
3 17 Organization Reports - Establishment 1967
3 18 Pamphlets - Camp for the Deaf 1979
3 19 Pamphlets - Graduate Fellowship Fund n.d.
3 20 Pamphlets - Youth Camp n.d.
3 21 Programs - Charter Night 1980
3 22 Programs - Tenth Anniversary Charter Night 1977
3 23 Programs - Winter Conference 1980
3 24 Program Schedules 1977-1978
3 25 Repair Lists - Camp for the Deaf n.d.
3 26 Semi-Annual Per Capita Invoices 1979-1986
3 27 Semi-Annual Per Capita Invoices 1984-1985
3 28 Visitation Correspondences 1977-1978
3 29 Visitation Schedules - Governor J. O. Ward 1980-1981
3 30 Visitation Schedules - Governor and District Governor n.d.

 

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