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Gallaudet University Archives
Descriptive SummaryRepository: Gallaudet University Archives Call No.: MSS 104Creator: Title: Collection of the Maryland State School for the Deaf, 1936-1942Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box) Abstract: Note: This document last updated 2006 January 5.Administrative Information Acquisition Information: Processed by: Thomas Strunk. 2000 October 24.Processing Note:Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.
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Historical SketchThe State Legislature formed the Maryland State School for the Deaf on September 25, 1868 in Frederick. Original buildings of this school were the Hessian Barracks for 7 years, while the new buildings were being built. Ground was broken for the new building on August 29, 1870 and completed on September 8, 1875. William D. Cooke served as the first principal of this school. The first student enrolled was Mary M. Ijams. Thirty-four students attended the first class on first day, many of them in barefoot. George W. Veditz was one of the most prominent graduates of this school, and he became teacher after graduating from Gallaudet College. The school removed ‘State' from its name in 1956.Scope and ContentThis collection is composed primarily of progress books/curriculum made by teachers of the school and workbooks that students of this school worked on. The progress books/curriculum made by teachers includes the methods of teaching different academic subjects and goals of speech and speech reading training. Teachers made curriculum plans for every month of the school year.
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