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RIT Libraries Receives Grant to Digitize Rare ASL Poetry

Monday, January 22, 2018

RIT Libraries received a $61,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to digitize rare videos about American Sign Language poetry and literature held in the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive. The project will make important works of Deaf culture accessible to the public for the first time.

This story is an excerpt of a story written by Luke Auburn and published by University News. You can view the full article at


Photo caption: One of the recordings that will be digitized includes noted beat poet Allen Ginsberg, center, visiting NTID faculty member Robert Panara’s class in 1984.