A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
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NOTE: Due to the upcoming major renovation of the Merrill Learning Center, the Archives is currently occupying temporary space, which is very limited and does not easily allow large-scale processing. Due to these space limitations, prior to accepting any donation, we require a preliminary email conversation with a member of our Archives staff at email@example.com. Then we will set an appointment to review the collection on Zoom or VP. Additionally, be aware that unsolicited donations may be at risk for recycling. Finally, we may ask that you accommodate us by:
The Archives collects materials related to Gallaudet University, including, but not limited to:
The Archives is also unusual in that its collection seeks to collect, organize, and preserve d/Deaf* history and culture for our unique global community. To that end, donations we will accept include:
Once it is agreed that your donation is of historical and/or research value, you may ship them to:
Gallaudet University Archives
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
We are happy to consult with you on the best home for your donation and how to assure that your items are as well-preserved as possible until they reach their destination.
Yes. People make financial gifts to the Archives most often because they want to assure the best of care for their donations, which are often of a significant size and which require resources beyond the scope of a typical annual budget for the Archives.
Additionally, people sometimes make financial gifts to support the Archives’ work in a specific area, such as digitization.
Should you decide to make such a gift—whether through an immediate monetary contribution or via planned giving—consider contacting the Office of Development.
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