NTID promotional ephemera

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for NTID
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

Collection Overview (Collapse)

NTID promotional ephemera
Inclusive Date(s)
circa 1972-2000
NTID promotional ephemera includes cups, paperweights, buttons, and other artifacts related to National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology.
0.4 Linear feet (1 Document box)
C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 328
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Historical Information for NTID (Collapse)

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, one of nine colleges at RIT, was established by an act of Congress and signed into law by President Johnson in 1965. After an extensive national search, RIT was chosen as the permanent home for NTID, and the first group of students arrived in Fall 1968. RIT was chosen over such schools as Illinois State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Southern California.

The NTID building opened in October 1974. Lady Bird Johnson officially dedicated the building. Since that time, NTID enrollment has been growing and currently numbers approximately 1500 students, with several hundred cross registering into other RIT colleges.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

NTID promotional ephemera consists of a variety of materials:

  • travel mug
  • large coffee cup
  • pennant
  • 2 lucite paperweights commemorating the NTID dedication in October 1974
  • 4 buttons
  • 1 pen holder

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Collection materials are unarranged.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf.


  • Deaf -- Education (Higher) -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Deaf -- Means of communication
  • Deaf -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Deaf -- Social life and customs
  • Deaf college students


  • Buttons (information artifacts)
  • Cups
  • Promotional materials

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Preferred Citation

NTID promotional materials, RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.

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