The Merrill Learning Center, including the Archives, is currently closed to visitors in accordance with the Gallaudet University COVID-19 response policies of remote instruction and learning.  However, the Archives staff is still available to help you. We can answer reference questions and scan photos, papers, and books for your use. Contact us at:
videophone at 202 250 2604 (Leave a video message),
Zoom (Remote video conference) between 1 and 3 pm Eastern time: (There will not be any Zoom Hours for the week of July 6th to 10th)
Use the following contact links for Zoom:
Monday/Thursday: Samuel Hahn:
Tuesday/Friday: Christopher Shea: 
Wednesday: Jerrod Grill:
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After an intensive digitization project that lasted several months, Deaf Rare books and periodicals are now online for your use! You can access the collections via the following links:

Library Catalog
The Little Paper Family

Internet Archive - Deaf Rare Materials
Internet Archive - Deaf Mutes Journal
Mexico Independent and Deaf-Mutes' Journal - 1873-1874 (Arranged by year)
The Deaf-Mutes' Journal - 1875-1937 (Arranged by year)
Gallaudet University Annual Reports - 1858 to 1967
The Gallaudet Guide, and Deaf Mutes Companion - 1860 to 1862
The Observer (The Silent Observer) (1909 to 1915) - Internet Archive

The Silent World (1871 to 1875) - Internet Archive
The Silent Worker (1888 to 1929) - Internet Archive
The Silent Worker (1948 to 1966) - Internet Archive
The Deaf American (1966 to 1989) - Internet Archive
National Deaf Mute Gazette - 1867 to 1868 (Arranged by year)
The Deaf-Mutes' Friend - 1869 (Arranged by year)
The Buff & Blue - 1892 to 2000 (Arranged by year)

The Buff & Blue (1934-1946) - Internet Archive
Gallaudet University Research Commons