Manuscripts

MSS 126
Bates, Robert L., 1930-1996
Papers of Robert L. Bates, 1943-1996

 


Gallaudet University Archives



Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 126
Creator:
Title: Papers of Robert L. Bates, 1943-1996
Quantity: 7 Linear Feet (14 document boxes)
Abstract:
Note: This document last updated 2007 September 25.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: The Robert L. Bates collection was given to the Gallaudet University Archives on February 7, 1989 by Robert L. Bates. A large batch of papers was given to the Archives on May 1, 1998 by his wife, Joan M. Bates.
Processed by: Michael J. Olson. 2003 March.
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


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, 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 Bates Papers consists of approximately 11,900 items. The collection also contains papers from his time in several organizations, Indiana School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University and winning the Outstanding Handicapped Federal Employee of the Year. He belonged to Association for Computing Machinery and the papers of his involvement are included in this collection. Also, there is information about his involvement with the Disability Services Board and International Catholic Deaf Association along with personal and special interest groups' documents.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
01 01 Biographical Information 1968 - 1970
01 02 Certificates / Awards 1956 - 1995
01 03 Correspondence 1954 - 1989
01 04 Employment 1954
01 05 Ephemera - Correspondence 1951 - 1991
01 06 Gallaudet - Correspondence 1972 - 1995
01 07 Gallaudet College Writing 1950 - 1953
01 08 Gallaudet College Writing 1953 - 1954
01 09 Indiana School for the Deaf 1943 - 1994
02 01 Insurance 1958 - 1966
02 02 Miscellaneous - Personal 1966 - 1975
02 03 Newspaper Clippings 1972 - 1994
02 04 Parliamentary Procedures 1969 - 1985
02 05 Parliamentary Procedures n.d.
02 06 Parliamentary Procedures 1978
02 07 Passport 1975 - 1979
02 08 Receipts 1976 - 1990
02 09 Receipts Miscellaneous 1988 - 1995
02 10 Philatelic - General 1990 - 1996
02 11 TDD 1985 - 1993
02 12 Workshops / Meetings 1975
03 01 Desktop Reference (Mathematical) 1954 - 1961
03 02 Handicapped Advisory Committee 1978 - 1985
03 03 Handicapped Advisory Committee 1981 - 1985
03 04 Office Humor n.d.
03 05 Outstanding Handicapped Federal Employee of the Year 1973 - 1974
03 06 Outstanding Handicapped Federal Employee of the Year Articles 1973 - 1975
03 07 Outstanding Handicapped Federal Employee of the Year Articles 1973 - 1975
04 01 Performance Evaluations 1974 - 1986
04 02 Personnel File 1954 - 1984
04 03 Personnel File 1954 - 1984
04 04 Personnel File 1955 - 1979
04 05 Personnel File 1968 - 1983
04 06 President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped 1972 - 1977
04 07 Project Folder 1961 - 1982
05 01 Retirement Speech 1986
05 02 Training 1968 - 1985
05 03 Alexandria - Potomac Lions Club - Constitution / By-Laws 1966 - 1986
05 04 Alexandria - Potomac Lions Club - Newsletters, Publications 1967 - 1984
05 05 Association for Computing Machinery 1969 - 1972
05 06 ACM - Data Processing Jobs for the Deaf n.d.
05 07 ACM - Deaf Computer - Articles 1968 - 1969
05 08 ACM - Publications 1966 - 1985
05 09 ACM / SIG By-Laws 1967 - 1971
05 10 Constitution & By-Laws - Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity 1967
05 11 Constitution & By-Laws - American Association of the Deaf-Blind 1987
05 12 Constitution & By-Laws - ADARA 1985
05 13 Constitution & By-Laws - The Chemical Society of Washington 1967
06 01 Constitution & By-Laws - Deaf Telecommunicators of Greater Washington n.d.
06 02 Constitution & By-Laws - Maryland Association of the Deaf 1966 - 1989
06 03 Constitution & By-Laws - Minnesota Association of the Deaf, Inc. 1969
06 04 Constitution & By-Laws - National Association of the Deaf 1970 - 1990
06 05 Constitution & By-Laws - National Fraternal Society of the Deaf 1971
06 06 Constitution & By-Laws - Pennsylvania Society of the Advancement of the Deaf 1970
06 07 Constitution & By-Laws - South Carolina Association of the Deaf, Inc. 1981
06 08 Constitution & By-Laws - Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. 1983
06 09 Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf 1969 - 1980
06 10 District of Columbia Association of Deaf Citizens 1989 - 1991
06 11 Disability Services Board - Development of Board Part 1 1993
06 12 Disability Services Board - Development of Board Part 2 1993
06 13 Disability Services Board - Meeting Agendas 1993 - 1995
06 14 Disability Services Board - Meeting Agendas Part 1 1994 - 1995
07 01 Disability Services Board - Meeting Agendas Part 2 1994 - 1995
07 02 Disability Services Board - Member Handbook 1992
07 03 Disability Services Board - Membership 1992 - 1995
07 04 Disability Services Board - Northern Virginia Resource Directory for Hearing Impaired Persons 1989
07 05 Disability Services Board - Six Year Plan 1993
07 06 Handbook - Community for the Hearing Impaired 1972
07 07 International Catholic Deaf Association - Board Agendas 1973 - 1974
07 08 I.C.D.A. - Board Meetings 1989 - 1995
07 09 I.C.D.A. - Board of Directors 1969
07 10 I.C.D.A. - Brochures n.d.
07 11 I.C.D.A. - Certificates n.d.
07 12 I.C.D.A. - Constitution & By-Laws 1962 - 1985
07 13 I.C.D.A. - Convention 1991
07 14 I.C.D.A. - Convention Planning 1988 - 1991
08 01 I.C.D.A. - Convention Program Books 1969 - 1972
08 02 I.C.D.A. - Convention Program Books 1973 - 1983
08 03 I.C.D.A. - Convention Program Books 1984 - 1996
08 04 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1968 - 1971
08 05 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1969 - 1971
08 06 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1970 - 1973
09 01 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1970 - 1974
09 02 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1972 - 1976
09 03 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1974 - 1976
09 04 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1974 - 1976
09 05 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1974 - 1975
09 06 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1974 - 1975
09 07 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1974 - 1975
09 08 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1974 - 1975
10 01 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1974 - 1975
10 02 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1974 - 1976
10 03 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1976 - 1976
10 04 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1976 - 1978
10 05 I.C.D.A. - Correspondence 1984 - 1993
10 06 I.C.D.A. - COSD 1973 - 1974
10 07 I.C.D.A. - Deaf Video Tapes 1988 - 1990
10 08 I.C.D.A. - Directory 1988 - 1989
11 01 I.C.D.A. - Guardian Angels Club 1990 - 1992
11 02 I.C.D.A. - Home Office 1987 - 1991
11 03 I.C.D.A. - Home Office Financial Documents 1978 - 1990
11 04 I.C.D.A. - Home Office Financial Statements 1989 - 1991
11 05 I.C.D.A. - Home Office - News Releases, Fund Appeals to ICDA 1987 - 1991
11 06 I.C.D.A. - Home Office - Postal 1989 - 1991
11 07 I.C.D.A. - Home Office - Tax Information 1978 - 1991
11 08 I.C.D.A. - Junior I.C.D.A. 1969 - 1970
11 09 I.C.D.A. - Letters Re: Employment 1991
11 10 I.C.D.A. - Long Range Planning Committee 1974
11 11 I.C.D.A. - Mason - Dixon Regional Conference 1964 - 1970
11 12 I.C.D.A. - National Association of the Deaf - Correspondence 1960 - 1993
11 13 I.C.D.A. - National Deaf- Blind League (UK) 1991
12 01 I.C.D.A. - Poster 1970 - 1971
12 02 I.C.D.A. - Program Book - Bowling Tournaments 1969 - 1970
12 03 I.C.D.A. - "Our Common Agenda" Conference 1993
12 04 I.C.D.A. - Pre-Marriage Questionnaire for Deaf Couples 1988
12 05 I.C.D.A. - Publication - "The Journey of the ICDA from 1949 - 1989" 1989
12 06 I.C.D.A. - Publication - The Silent Witness 1973 - 1974
12 07 I.C.D.A. - Publicity 1971
12 08 I.C.D.A. - USA Section 1989 - 1993
12 09 I.C.D.A. - Washington D.C. Chapter 29 1966 - 1971
12 10 I.C.D.A. - Washington D.C. Chapter 29 1967 - 1970
12 11 I.C.D.A. - J. M. Bates - Board Meetings 1982 - 1984
12 12 I.C.D.A. - J. M. Bates - Board Meetings 1992 - 1993
12 13 I.C.D.A. - J. M. Bates - Correspondence 1974 - 1984
12 14 I.C.D.A. - J. M. Bates - The Lazarus Line 1981 - 1985
13 01 I.C.D.A. - J. M. Bates - Miscellaneous 1981 - 1984
13 02 I.C.D.A. - J. M. Bates - Publications 1977 - 1991
13 03 I.C.D.A. - ADARA Computer 1984
13 04 Special Interest Group - Deaf (SIG DEAF) 1968 - 1970
13 05 Special Interest Group - Deaf (SIG DEAF) 1968 - 1974
13 06 Special Interest Group - Deaf (SIG DEAF) 1969 - 1970
13 07 Special Interest Group - Deaf (SIG DEAF) 1968 - 1975
13 08 Special Interest Group - Deaf (SIG DEAF) 1968 - 1975
14 01 Special Interest Group - Deaf (SIG DEAF) 1969 - 1973
14 02 Special Interest Group - Deaf (SIG DEAF) 1969 - 1973
14 03 SIG DEAF - Publications - Computing Careers for Deaf People 1975
14 04 Special Interest Group - Handicapped (SIG - CAPH) 1969 - 1975
14 05 Special Interest Group - Handicapped (SIG - CAPH) 1972 - 1973
15 01 Virginia Association of the Deaf - Correspondence 1968 - 1975
15 02 Virginia Association of the Deaf - Correspondence 1976 - 1988
15 03 Virginia Association of the Deaf - Correspondence 1989
15 04 Virginia Association of the Deaf - Correspondence 1990
15 05 Virginia Association of the Deaf - Correspondence 1990
15 06 Virginia Association of the Deaf - Correspondence 1990
15 07 Virginia Association of the Deaf - Correspondence 1991 - 1996
15 08 Virginia Association of the Deaf - Golden Hand Award 1995
16 01 Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - Correspondence 1989
16 02 Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - Correspondence 1989
16 03 Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - Correspondence 1990
16 04 Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - Correspondence 1990
16 05 Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - Correspondence 1991
16 06 Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - Directory of Qualified Interpreters n.d.
16 07 Virginia State Rehabilitation Advisory Council 1995 - 1996
16 08 Virginia State Rehabilitation Advisory Council 1995

 

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