Manuscripts

MSS 93
Lankenau, Robert O.,
Papers of Robert O. Lankenau, 1962-1979


Gallaudet University Archives


Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 93
Creator:
Title: Papers of Robert O. Lankenau
Quantity: 6.5 Linear Feet (13 document boxes)
Abstract:
Note: This document last updated 2006 January 3.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: The papers of Robert O. Lankenau and the National Association of the Deaf were donated to the Gallaudet University Archives by Robert O. Lankenau.
Processed by: Gary W. Brooks. 1999 May 12.
Processing Note: See MSS 149, Robert O. Lankenau Papers.
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:

Films

  • Edward Miner Gallaudet Statue Dedication [motion picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Film 139-4

Manuscripts

  • Collection , National Association of the Deaf, 1962-1979. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: MSS 93

SMSS

  • Papers of Robert O. Lankenau, 1942. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS

Vertical Files

  • Robert O. Lankenau. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Biographical Sketch

Robert Lankenau was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended the Indiana School for the Deaf. He graduated from Gallaudet University in 1942 with a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics and worked at Firestone for over 42 years

He was the president of the NAD from 1968-1972. During his tenure as president, he purchased the Halex House where the NAD headquarters relocated. Lankenau was one of the founders of Ohio Association for the Deaf. He was one of the few people who helped established Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. He contributed to the effort to obtain automobile insurance for deaf drivers. He was a member of Telecommunications for the Deaf, Incorporated (TDI) and served as its president for eight years. He was involved in numerous of government commissions and different committees.

During the last five years of his life, he devoted his time to research and statistical analysis. Robert Lankenau died July 22, 2000.

Scope and Content

The collection of Robert O. Lankenau and the National Association of the Deaf is extremely broad, covering a wide range of subjects. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, letters, organizations-related papers, convention notes, and records from various Executive Board, Home Office Board, Officers, Committee, and General.

The collection is broken up into seven series: Executive Secretary Administration; Junior National Association of the Deaf Administration; National Association of the Deaf Administration; National Association of the Deaf Business Correspondence (outgoing); Cultural Programs, President Lankenau's papers, and General Records which consists of approximately 3,876 papers dated from 1962-1979. There are 13 boxes in this collection.

Overall, this collection provides a rich and insightful history of the National Association of the Deaf into one of the foremost deaf organizations in the United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series.

 
Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Executive Secretary letters 1967
1 2 Executive Secretary letters 1968
1 3 Executive Secretary letters January-June 1969
1 4 Executive Secretary letters July-December 1969
1 5 Executive Secretary letters January-June 1970
2 1 Executive Secretary letters July-December 1970
2 2 Executive Secretary letters 1971-1974
2 3 Grant applications 1970-1972
2 4 Home Board Letters            1968-1971
3 1 Junior N.A.D. - Annual Report 1970-1971
3 2 Constitution and Bylaws n.d.
3 3 Junior N.A.D. - Correspondence 1967-1969
3 4 Junior N.A.D. - Correspondence 1970
3 5 Junior N.A.D. - Correspondence 1971-1973
3 6 Junior N.A.D. - Memo  1968-1974
3 7 Junior N.A.D. - Miscellaneous n.d.
3 8 News clipping  n.d.
3 9 Newsletter 1968-1972
4 1 Communicative Skills Program 1969-1971
4 2 Council of Representative/N.A.D. Bill 1972
4 3 Investments & Stocks           1962-1963
4 4 Iowa School Information    1972
4 5 N.A.D. Board Correspondence 1966-1968
4 6 N.A.D. Board Correspondence 1969
4 7 N.A.D. Board Correspondence 1970-1973
5 1 N.A.D. Committee Reports 1969-1977
5 2 N.A.D. Current Committee 1966-1968 
5 3 N.A.D. Law Committee   1968-1970
5 4 N.A.D. Memo            1969-1974
5 5 N.A.D. Newsletter 1965-1968
5 6 N.A.D. Officer's Report 1972
5 7 N.A.D. President's expense Account Bill, Receipts Etc. n.d.
5 8 Results - Home Office Board Letters 1968
5 9 Results - Home Office Board Letters 1969
5 10 Results - Home Office Board Letters 1970
5 11 Results - Home Office Board Letters 1971
5 12 N.A.D.- Secretary/Treasurer - Lankenau 1967-1968
5 13 N.A.D.- Stock Prospectus 1962-1963
5 14 Miscellaneous n.d.
5 15 Pettingill, Don Papers 1972-1974
5 16 Punta Gorda-Fla Business Boyd Hume 1972-1974
5 17 Sanderson, Robert Papers  1966-1973
6 1 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) 1967 
6 2 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) January-February 1968
6 3 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) March-April 1968
6 4 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) May-June 1968
6 5 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) July-August 1968
6 6 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) September-November 1968
7 1 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) February-November 1969
7 2 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) January-May 1970
7 3 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) June-August 1970
7 4 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) September-December 1970
7 5 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) January-March 1971
7 6 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) April 1971
7 7 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) May 1971
8 1 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) June 1971
8 2 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) July 1971
8 3 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) August 1971
8 4 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) September 1971
8 5 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) October 1971
8 6 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) November 1971
8 7 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) December 1971
9 1 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) January 1972
9 2 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) February 1972
9 3 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) March 1972
9 4 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) April 1972
9 5 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) May-June; August 1972
9 6 N.A.D. Correspondence (Outgoing) January 1973-November 1975
10 1 N.A.D. Cultural Program - Correspondence (Outgoing)  1967-1968
10 2 N.A.D. Cultural Program - Correspondence (Outgoing)  1969
10 3 N.A.D. Cultural Program - Correspondence (Outgoing)  1970
10 4 N.A.D. Cultural Program - Correspondence (Outgoing)  1971-1972
10 5 N.A.D. Cultural Program - Letters 1969
10 6 N.A.D. Memo.  1967-1971
10 7 N.A.D. Miscellaneous     1968-1972
11 1 President's Board Letters 1971-1972    
11 2 President's Board Letters (Mimeographed) 1968-1969 
11 3 President's Board Letters (Mimeographed) 1970
11 4 President's Board Letters-Results 1968-1969
11 5 President's Board Letters-Results 1970
11 6 President's Board Letters-Results 1971
11 7 President's Column 1968-1972
11 8 President's copies from Executive Secretary 1968
11 9 President's copies of Board Members Letters 1965-1969
11 10 President's copies of Letters-General  1968-1969
11 11 President's copies of Letters-General 1970-1972
11 12 President's Letters to Board Members-General copies 1968-1971
12 1 President's Letters - Received & Answered-Original 1967-1968
12 2 President's Letters - Received & Answered-Original 1969
12 3 President's Letters - Received & Answered-Original 1970
12 4 President's Letters - Received & Answered-Original 1971-1972
12 5 President's Letters - Received & Answered-Original 1973-1975
12 6 President's Letters - Received & Answered-Original n.d.
12 7 President's Miscellaneous    n.d.
13 1 Miscellaneous 1962-1973
13 2 Miscellaneous 1962-1973
13 3 Project D.E.A.F.- Ohio 1970-1971

 

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