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On April 13th, 2009, during the demolition of the Mary Thornberry Building a time capsule was found behind the building's cornerstone. Inside were issues of the "Buff and Blue" and other Gallaudet publications, articles related to hearing and speech from the 1950s, a gold-plated hearing aid, and a photograph of the Speech and Audiology Department. The time capusle was sealed in 1958 and was an amazing discovery here on Kendall Green.


 Sealed time capsule found behind the Mary Thornberry Building cornerstone. Archives Preservation Specialist Michael Olson opening and revealing the contents.


June 6, 2011

We are currently at work on a very large and exciting manuscript collection, the Papers of I. King Jordan. Pictured below is Graduate student assistant Kati Morton at work helping to sort and organize the collection.


February 3, 2012

The Archives is undergoing a six-month long project of digitizing its deaf rare books collection. Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Northplains Systems we have been able to rent a very sophisiticated scanner from Kirtas Technologies. An entire book can be digitized in approximately 15 minutes! Our goal is to have 150 books digitized. 


July 26, 2012


Take a Journey Through the Archives!

In a short, fun video produced by Gallaudet University Video Services, a student is led through the Gallaudet Archives, home of the living past, for assistance with a research paper. We hope you enjoy this quick look into one of Gallaudet's unique academic treasures located in the Merrill Learning Center.

Written and Directed by Gary Brooks, produced by Elizabeth Sorkin, and starring Daniel Durant, Jamaal Johnson, and Emily Noschese.

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