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.
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Merrill Learning Center (MLC) B125(202) 250-2604 (videophone)Email
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 capsule 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.
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.
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 sophisticated scanner from Kirtas Technologies. An entire book can be digitized in approximately 15 minutes! Our goal is to have 150 books digitized.
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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