Shannon Bradford papers

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Table of Contents

Collection Overview
Biographical Information for Shannon Bradford
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Shannon Bradford papers
Bradford, Shannon
Inclusive Date(s)
Research materials related to Shannon Bradford's thesis on the National Theatre of the Deaf and dissertation on the Australian Theatre of the Deaf.
3.0 Linear feet (3 Document boxes, 1 Lid box)
C.S. Mid-Range, Shelf 337
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 Shannon Bradford (Collapse)

Shannon Bradford attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a master's degree in 1996 and a PhD in theatre and dance in 2000. Bradford was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study and tour with the Australian Theatre of the Deaf (ATOD). Her research focuses on deaf, blind, and other mobility-impaired performers. 1

1 Yacker, newsletter no. 21 (Spring 2000). Published by the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

Shannon Bradford papers contains research material used and created for her master's thesis, "Voicing for Sign Language Theatre" and doctoral dissertation, "The Australian Theatre of the Deaf: Essence, Sensibility, Style."

Research materials regarding her thesis on the National Theatre of the Deaf include articles, brochures, programs, slides, photographs, and her thesis manuscript. A larger portion of the collection concerns her dissertation on the Australian Theatre of the Deaf (ATOD). Bradford spent a year researching and touring with ATOD, and her research includes audiocassette and transcripts of interviews, computer files of images and performances, VHS tapes of rehearsals and performances, notes, photographs, articles, brochures, programs, and a multimedia CD-ROM of her dissertation.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection is divided into two series: thesis research and dissertation research.

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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.

Shannon Bradford papers

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bradford, Shannon

Corporate Name(s)

  • Australian Theatre of the Deaf.
  • National Theatre of the Deaf.


  • Deaf -- Means of communication
  • Deaf artists
  • Deafness -- Drama
  • National Theatre of the Deaf -- History


  • Research notes

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

Shannon Bradford papers, 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): 09:63

Source of Acquisition

Shannon Bradford donated her papers to the Deaf Studies Archive in May 2005.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.

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