Stephen Aldersley collection

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Table of Contents

Collection Overview
Biographical Information for Stephen Aldersley
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Stephen Aldersley collection
Inclusive Date(s)
circa 1890-1995
Materials related to major Deaf organizations (1891-1994) and their accomplishments collected by NTID faculty member Stephen Aldersley.
7.0 Linear feet (6 File boxes)
C.S. Mid-Range, Shelves 425, 430, 435
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Biographical Information for Stephen Aldersley (Collapse)

Stephen Aldersley joined the faculty of the NTID English Department in 1980. He served as department chair from 1991 until 2008 and has since served as interim associate dean for academic administration at NTID. Research topics include how deaf students learn English, curriculum and assessment of English language development among deaf students and the history of organizations serving deaf people.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

Stephen Aldersley collected material on major deaf organizations in the United States. Organizations with the most coverage include: Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID), The Council of Organizational Representatives (COR), and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). The earliest records document the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf (AAPTSD). Records in the collection include newsletters, by-laws and constitutions, minutes, proceedings, and reports.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Materials are arranged alphabetically by organization name.

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Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Stephen Aldersley collection

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Faculty.


  • Deaf -- Associations, institutions, etc.
  • Deaf -- Education (Higher) -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Deaf -- Means of communication
  • Deaf -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Deaf college students
  • Teachers of the deaf


  • Constitutions
  • Minutes
  • Reports

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Preferred Citation

Stephen Aldersley collection, RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Accession Information

Accession number(s): 08:45

Source of Acquisition

Stephen Aldersley donated his collection to the Deaf Studies Archive in 2008.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.

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