RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

The RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive (DSA) exists to ensure that the cultural heritage and lives of the NTID and connected Deaf communities are preserved so that future generations will have ready access to materials relevant to their lives. We steward and make these collections accessible to increase knowledge of the history and culture of NTID and connected Deaf community members and strengthen identity formation and pride. This significant repository of primary resources, artwork, videos, and books documents the founding and growth of NTID and highlights the many remarkable contributions of Deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing individuals affiliated with NTID.  Since its creation, the DSA has grown to include collections that document Rochester's vibrant Deaf community.  Collection strengths include deaf education, deaf studies, deaf theater, deaf art, deaf culture, and technologies for the deaf.

Archival collections are described in finding aids, which are keyword searchable.

Finding Aids

You can find details about the deaf art we have in the collections.

Deaf Art Collection

NTID Collage