Patrick Graybill collection

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for Patrick Graybill
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

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Patrick Graybill collection
Inclusive Date(s)
Collection of clippings, photos, and theater posters relating to Patrick Graybill, faculty member at National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
1.67 Linear feet (1 Oversize lid box)
C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 331
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 Patrick Graybill (Collapse)

Patrick Graybill attended the Kansas School for the Deaf, and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Gallaudet University. Graybill worked in deaf theatre, and joined the National Theatre of the Deaf in 1969. He has also taught in the performing arts department of the National Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology. He served as the 2009-2010 Deaf Artist-in-Residence at the Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD), teaching students in public speaking, acting, and storytelling. In 2010, RSD renamed its annual storytelling festival “The Patrick A. Graybill Storytelling Festival,” in honor of his contributions to the Deaf community.

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Patrick Graybill collection materials include two posters of NTID theater productions, programs from the National Theater of the Deaf, and a wooden plaque presented to Graybill from the cast of NTID's Arsenic and Old Lace in November, 1983. Also included are photographs of Graybill and newsclippings.

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Collection materials are arranged by format.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Graybill, Patrick

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Faculty.


  • Deaf -- Means of communication
  • Deaf artists
  • Deafness -- Drama
  • Drama -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Theater


  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Posters
  • Programs (documents)

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Preferred Citation

Patrick Graybill collection, RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Collection ID


Accession Information

Accession number(s): 09:21

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.

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