Manuscripts

 

MSS 169
Van Cleve, John V., 1947-
Papers of John V. Van Cleve, 1923-1986


Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 169
Creator:
Title: Papers of John V. Van Cleve, 1923-1986
Quantity: 4 linear feet (7 document boxes and 1 small box with photographs)
Abstract: This collection consists of articles, correspondence, manuscripts, newsletters, and photographs.
Note:

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: The Papers of John V. Van Cleve was donated to the Gallaudet University Archives by John V. Van Cleve circa 1988.
Processed By: Jeffrey Peterson, 2008 September 12.
Processing Note: Please see Gallaudet University Archives staff for assistance with viewing photographs.
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  

  • John Van Cleve [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits

Vertical Files

  • John Van Cleve. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical
 

Biographical Sketch

John V. Van Cleve was born April 8, 1947, in Evanston, Illinois. Van Cleve briefly attended the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1965 before transferring to the Western Sate College of Colorado where he obtained his BA in history in 1970. He later went on to pursue and acquire his master's and PhD degrees in history at the University of California, Irvine, in 1971 and 1976, respectively. During that time Van Cleve worked as a teacher's assistant teaching various history courses at UC Irvine and lectured for one semester at California State University, Fullerton. Van Cleve began teaching history at Gallaudet College in August of 1976.

Van Cleve had several pieces of work published and served as an editor for various historical writings regarding the deaf. One of his largest achievements was the publishing in 1987 of a 3 volume encyclopedia on deafness, the Gallaudet Encyclopedia of Deaf People and Deafness. Van Cleve served as Editor in Chief. The Encyclopedia, the first of its kind, covered international sign languages, family dynamics, acoustics, schools for the deaf worldwide, biographies for over 70 prominent deaf individuals in history, and more.

Van Cleve retired from Gallaudet University in 2007.

Scope and Content

The Papers of John V. Van Cleve consists of 7 document boxes and 1 smaller box containing photographs for a total of 4 linear feet. The materials within the collection range from 1923 to 1986. The earliest documents from 1923 to 1969 are article reprints on Ramon and Valentin de Zubiaurre (see folder list below). The majority of content is from 1980-1985.

Documents in the papers range from articles, booklets, correspondence, lists, manuscripts, newsletters, notes, and outlines.

The bulk of the papers are correspondence and manuscripts. The strongest component of the collection is manuscripts. In this set are materials that were used for the Gallaudet Encyclopedia of Deaf People and Deafness. There are drafts for entries into the Encyclopedia, proposals for entries, and edited pieces of work. (Manuscripts that required editing were labeled "problem entries" by Van Cleve. See folder list below.) Most of the manuscripts are from 1983-1985-the Encyclopedia was published in 1987. The weakest part of the collection is minutes and agenda of the advisory board for the Encyclopedia. There is only one folder in the collection with the dealings of the committee responsible for collecting and organizing the various materials to make the Encyclopedia a possibility, as well as funding, payment, and other responsibilities. It can be surmised that the advisory board met frequently and often but the materials in this collection pertaining to the board are miniscule.

Also included in the collection is one small box containing photographs from 1968 to the early 1980s. Most of these pictures are portraits or photographs of deaf events from foreign countries that were published in the Gallaudet Encyclopedia of Deaf People and Deafness. Please see archives staff for assistance with viewing photographs.

Series Description and Folder Lists

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
01 01 Advisory Board Meeting Minutes and Agenda 1980
01 02 Articles - Education and Deaf Accomplishments 1980
01 03 Articles - General n.d..
01 04 Articles - Zubiaurre Reprints 1923-1969
01 05 Beyond Sound (Agenda, Articles, Correspondence) 1981-1982
01 06 Book - Copies of Communication for Hearing-handicapped People in… n.d.
01 07 Booklets - Action Program for Swedish National Association of the Deaf 1979
01 08 Booklets - Hello Friend, I am TSDDMF (Turkey) n.d.
01 09 Canadian Coordinating Council on Deafness 1979-1981
01 10 Canadian Study of Hard of Hearing and Deaf 1973
01 11 Contributor's Guides n.d.
01 12 Correspondence - Advisory Board 1980
01 13 Correspondence - Bernard Lee Schwarz Foundation Proposal 1982-1985
01 14 Correspondence - Development 1982
01 15 Correspondence - Foreign (Part 1) 1980-1983
02 01 Correspondence - Foreign (Part 2) 1980
02 02 Correspondence - Foreign (Part 3) 1980
02 03 Correspondence - Foreign (Part 4) 1979-1980
02 04 Correspondence - Funding 1981-1982
02 05 Correspondence - General 1980-1986
02 06 Correspondence - Planning Grant Information 1979-1981
02 07 Correspondence - Re: Deaf Hall of Fame 1965-1973
02 08 Correspondence - Re: Nominations for Encyclopedia 1979-1982
02 09 Correspondence - Re: Religion 1973-1981
02 10 Correspondence - Topic Suggestions 1980-1981
02 11 Correspondence - World Federation of the Deaf 1979-1981
02 12 De Lorenzo, David: National Archives Project 1982-1983
03 01 Education (Outlines and Lists of Schools) 1981-1982
03 02 Development: Education Technology and National Home Library 1978-1982
03 03 External Funding 1980-1982
03 04 Forms - Planning Grant Information 1979
03 05 Jones, Jack (Copies of Published Work) 1980-1982
03 06 Lists - Candidates for Biographical Entries 1982-1983
03 07 Lists - Candidates for Deaf Professionals Entries 1982
03 08 Lists - Contributor's Mailing Addresses n.d.
03 09 Lists - Foreign Countries n.d.
03 10 Lists - Topics n.d.
03 11 Manuscripts - Arab Federation for the Organs of the Deaf n.d.
03 12 Manuscripts - Deafness and American Social Reform 1983
03 13 Manuscripts - Encyclopedia of the Deaf and Deafness Proposal n.d.
03 14 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Audiology 1985
03 15 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Biography (Boduch- Gregg) n.d.
04 01 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Biography (L'Epee- Zubiaurre) 1984
04 02 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Education 1985
04 03 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: History n.d.
04 04 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: International (Brazil- Japan) 1983-1984
04 05 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: International (Mexico- Sweden) 1983-1984
04 06 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: International (United Kingdom- Wales) 1983-1984
04 07 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Language (Adult Home Sign Systems- Deaf Folklore) 1984-1985
05 01 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Language (Fingerspelling- Language Policy and education) n.d.
05 02 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Language (Mexican Sign Language- Sign Language teaching) 1985
05 03 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Language (Sign Language Textbooks- Sociolinguistics: Language Attitudes) 1983-1985
05 04 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Language (Sociolinguistics: Sign Language Continua- Yugoslavian Sign Language) 1984-1985
05 05 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Law 1985
05 06 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Literature (Cultural Programs- Musicians) 1984
05 07 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Literature (National Theatres of the Deaf- Theatres of the Deaf Around the World) 1985
06 01 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Organizations (American Athletic Association of the Deaf- National Association of the Deaf) 1985
06 02 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Organizations (Organizations) n.d.
06 03 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Periodicals n.d.
06 04 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Psychology 1984
06 05 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Rehabilitation n.d.
06 06 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Sociology (A Portrait of the Aged Deaf- Deaf Community) 1984
06 07 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Sociology (Demography of Deafness- Family Dynamics) n.d.
06 08 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Sociology (Protestant Religion- Sociology of the Hard of Hearing) 1983-1984
07 01 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Speech (Acoustics of Speech- Sensory Aids to Sound Communication for the Deaf) 1985
07 02 Manuscripts - Problem Entries: Speech (Speech Analysis- Speech Training) 1985
07 03 Manuscripts - Yugoslavian Sign Language 1978
07 04 Manuscripts - Zubiaurre n.d.
07 05 National Association of the Deaf Convention (Articles, Correspondence, Programs) 1979-1980
07 06 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Application 1980-1981
07 07 Newsletters - BDA Communication Skills Project 1980-1981
07 08 Newsletters - IDDA-Infos: Information Documentation sur la Deficience Auditive 1980
07 09 Newsletters - Swiat (Poland) 1980
07 10 Notes - Administrative Assignments n.d.
07 11 Otolaryngology (Correspondence) 1980
07 12 Outlines - Law and Deaf People 1980
07 13 Outlines - Sociology and History n.d.
07 14 Personnel Applications 1980
07 15 Progress Reports 1983-1984
07 16 Publicity 1980-1981
07 17 Publishing Possibilities 1979-1980
07 18 World Federation of the Deaf International Conference (Correspondence, Reports, Speeches) 1980-1981
08 00 "Deaf Utilize Electronic Mail" (1 photo) 1981
08 00 Attorney Lowell Myers and Donald Lang (1 photo) n.d.
08 00 Bible Institute for the Deaf, Philippines (2 photos) n.d.
08 00 Deaf Theatre, Deaf Media, Deaf Protest March, Confederacion Estatal de Personas Sordas, Art Exhibit (Spain, 11 photos) 1983
08 00 Majas on the Balcony by Francisco Goya (1 photo) n.d.
08 00 Portraits of Wilson Grabill and Hillis Arnold (2 photos) 1968-1981

 

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