Steve Baldwin collection

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

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Collection Overview
Biographical/Historical Information
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
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Steve Baldwin collection
Baldwin, Stephen
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Materials related to deaf educator Steve Baldwin's involvement with deaf theater, in particular with the play "Deaf Smith" about Erastus "Deaf" Smith. Baldwin is a certified teacher, published author, fundraiser, newsletter editor/writer, scriptwriter and history researcher.
1.0 Folder(s) (1 Folder)
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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Biographical/Historical Information (Collapse)

Stephen Charles Baldwin (1944- ) graduated from Gallaudet University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History. From there he continued on to obtain his Master of Arts in Special Education from California State University at Northridge in 1974 and his Ph.D. in Theatre History, Theory and Criticism in 1989 from the University of Texas at Austin. For 39 years he taught social studies primarily at state schools for the deaf, including 17 years at Texas School for the Deaf.

A lifelong writer, Baldwin authored one major theatre history book, 19 produced community plays, 110 cable interview scripts, 17 years of newsletter editing, writing and photographing, 3 major documentaries, 6 educational videos and over 75 articles covering an eclectic array of topics for about 16 publications.

In 2010 he was awarded the Newsletter of the Year by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. The National Association of the Deaf gave Baldwin the Robert Greenmum Leadership Award in 2008 and his 14-page cover story about the late Dr. Gertie Galloway in the 2014 summer issue of The Deaf Texan received national accolades.

Source: Steve Baldwin CV.

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The Steve Baldwin collection contains his resume, a list of articles authored by Baldwin, a list of film and television work, a list of plays written by Baldwin, educational videos and documentaries produced by Baldwin, and articles about Mr. Baldwin. Also included is a copy of volume 97 of The Deaf Texan from 2012 in which Baldwin discusses Erastus "Deaf" Smith, and a copy of volume 99, issue 3 of The Deaf Texan which focuses on Gertrude Scott Galloway in which Baldwin has published material. Added later is a copy of "The Good Peddler" script.

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The collection is arranged by material type and then chronologically.

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Personal Name(s)

  • Baldwin, Stephen
  • Galloway, Gertrude Scott, 1930-2014
  • Smith, Erastus, 1787-1837


  • Deaf -- History
  • Deaf college students
  • Deaf women
  • Deaf, writings of the
  • Deafness -- Drama
  • National Theatre of the Deaf -- History
  • Teachers of the deaf

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RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Steve Baldwin collection, RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Accession Information

This collection was donated to RIT Deaf Studies Archive by Steve Baldwin in January 2014. Accession number(s): 2015:018

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in February 2015.

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