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Repository: Gallaudet University Archives Call No.: MSS 125Creator: Title: Collection of Captioned Films for the Deaf, 1959-1969Quantity: Linear Feet (2 document boxes) Abstract: Note: This document last updated 2008 February 8.
Acquisition Information: The United States Department of Education collection was given to the Gallaudet University Archives by Carolyn Jones on 1993 February 22.Processed by: Michael J. Olson. 2002.Processing Note: 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: Vertical Files
The United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) was established in 1953 as a cabinet- level department operating until 1979 when two separate departments were formed: the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.In 1959, H.E.W. worked together with the Deaf Community to establish a program entitled Captioned Films for the Deaf; authorized by Congress and operated under Public Law 85 -905. The goal of this program was to enable Deaf persons to be exposed to motion pictures: educational, cultural or entertaining, and as a medium to limit "social and cultural isolation". The appointed chief to this program was John A. Gough an educator and advocate to the Deaf Community. His initial scope for the program soon broadened, he advocated extending the captioning capabilities to the classroom. Within a few years, educational and training videotapes included captioning, giving deaf students and workers visual representations.
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The U.S. Department of Education: Captioned Films for the Deaf collection is comprised of 2 boxes of newspaper articles pertaining to the captioning of films and videotapes. The dates span from 1959 - 1969.
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