MSS 152
Marshall, Ernest, 1910-1999
Papers of Ernest Marshall, 1910-1995


Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 152
Title: Papers of Ernest Marshall, 1910-1995
Quantity: 0.5 linear foot (one document box)
Abstract: This collection consists of awards, clippings, correspondence, financial records, flyers, journals, maps, program books, and copies of scrapbooks.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: The Papers of Ernest Marshall was donated to the Gallaudet University Archives from the Estate of Ernest Marshall on August 3, 1999.
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


  • Ernest Marshall [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits


  • Scrapbooks belonged to Ernest Marshall. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Scrapbook Albums 19-S


  • Papers, Ernest Marshall, 1976-1983. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS
  • Papers, Marshall Family, 1867-1968. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS

Vertical Files

  • Ernest Marshall. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Biographical Sketch

Ernest Marshall was born on January 2, 1910, in Poughkeepsie, New York. His parents were deaf. Marshall enrolled at the New York School for the Deaf at Fanwood in 1917 and graduated in 1931. He was employed as an interior decorator at the Mid-City Hotel in Manhattan for 38 years, retired in 1974. He was married to Alida Purdy on August 31, 1939. Marshall became interested in old silent movies and he was a movie projectionist in 1931 until 1994. He produced several films that involved Deaf actors. He passed away in Bronx, New York, in August, 1999.

Scope and Content

The papers of Ernest Marshall consist of one document box for a total of 0.5 linear feet and approximately 300 pages. The materials within the collection range from 1910 to 1995 within the majority of content from 1931 to 1966.

The bulk of the papers are his collection of his travels around the country, showing his films to the Deaf audiences. Includes in this collection are journals, flyers, list of screen showings, maps of his travels, program books, and correspondence. The most interesting items in the collection are the flyers for announcements of movies between 1937 and 1970.

Folder List

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Awards 1965-1982
1 2 Birth Announcement 1910
1 3 Book "How To Title Home Movies" 1940
1 4 Correspondence 1964-1966
1 5 Financial Records n.d.
1 6 Flyers 1937-1970
1 7 Information Index n.d.
1 8 Itinerary: Trip 1964
1 9 Journal 1964-1995
1 10 Journal: Highlights of Trip 1963
1 11 Lists of Past Performances and Screen Showings 1937-1978
1 12 Maps n.d.
1 13 News Clippings 1937-1993
1 14 Notes re: Trip Mileage 1937-1964
1 15 Program Books 1931-1961
1 16 Records: Attendance 1963
1 17 Xerox Copies of Scrapbook 1931-1977


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