The following resources are found in Wallace Library and/or the Educational Technology Resource Center (ETRR) in Building 60 or LBJ, 3355. If you are interested in more books on this topic, use the keyword search and type in deaf* AND (wom*n ) or type in last name, first name such as Low, Juliette. in the library's Einstein catalog. You can also explore the video catalog. If we do not have the book you want, be sure to check the "Connect NY" library catalog. If you still cannot locate the book, go to Interlibrary Loan and request the book. ILL service is fast and the book arrives within a few days. Vicki Hurwitz, a retired professor who has developed a course about Deaf Women and is in demand as a lecturer on this topic has contributed most, if not all of the titles in this bibliography.An asterisk* next to the name indicates a deaf author. Two asterisks** indicate a hearing child of deaf parents. Karen Christie is teaching this course.
BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Lang, H.G*. & Meath-Lang, B. (1995). Deaf persons in the arts and sciences : A biographical dictionary. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press. (Reference, 4th floor and ETRR, HV2372 .L36 1995).
Look up the following actresses: Linda Bove, Julianna Fjeld, Phyllis Frelich, Marlee Matlin, Freda Norman, and Audree L. Norton. Look up the following artists: Eliza Haigh-Voorhis, Regina O. Hughes, Margaret Jackson, Betty Miller, Mary Washburn and Dorothy S. Wise. Look up the following scientists or physicians: Ruth F. Benedict, Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and Nansie Sharpless. Look up the following writers/poets: Angeline F. Fischer, Dorothy C. Fisher, Ellen Glasgow, Helen Keller, Marie Leneru, Harriet Martineau, Florence Lewis May, Alice J. McVan, Yvonne Pitrois, Laura C. R. Searing, Charlotte E. Tonna, and Carolyn Wells. Look up the following musicians/dancers: Evelyn Glennie and Frances Wood. Look up the following educators and/or advocates: Gertrude S. Galloway, Roslyn Rosen and Heather Whitestone.
Van Cleve, J. (Ed.) (1987). Gallaudet encyclopedia of Deaf people and deafness. New York: McGraw-Hill.. (In Reference area on the 1st floor and on the 4th floor- REF HV 2365.G35 1986).
Look up individual women by name in the index. Women covered are: Alcom, S, Barry, K., Bell, M., Bridgman, L., Bove, L., Cogswell, A, Dalton, A., Fabray, N., Frelich, P., Hughes, R., Denis, T., Fessenden, J., Fischer, A., Fitzgerald, E., Fuller, S., Keller, H., Martineau, H., McVan, A., McGreey, G., Mentkowski, S., Miles, D., Mills, A., Montague, M. , Muse, H., Parsons, F., Peet, M., Pitrois, Y., Roucheleau, C., Rogers, H., Searing, L., Switzer, M., and Woods, F.
DEAF COLLECTIVE BIOGRAPHIES
Braddock, G. C.* (1975). Notable deaf persons. Washington, DC: Gallaudet College Press. (HV2373.B7- ETRR only).
Profiles of 100 deaf persons from early times to the 1940s.
Bowe, F*. (1972). I'm deaf too : 12 deaf Americans. Silver Spring,
Md. : National Association of the Deaf. (4th floor and ETRR HV2534.A3B6).
Look up Ann Billington (Miss Deaf America), Nancy Rarus (Educator) and Jane N. Wilk (TV newscaster).
Campbell, H. M., Robinson, J., & Stratiy, A. (2002). Deaf women of Canada: A proud history and exciting future. Canada: Duval House Publishing, Inc. (OVER 4th floor HV2577.A3 C35 2002).
A collective history of Deaf women and their contributions to their various communities, Deaf Women of Canada recounts their anecdotes, stories and histories to help us understand their experiences. Information about the daily lives and struggles of Deaf women is not easy to come by, mainly because, until recent decades, women were not considered makers of history. Be inspired and sustained by the women whose remarkable accomplishments are traced in this book - heroines to call our own.(from Duval House Publishing website).
Carbin, C.F.* (1996). Deaf heritage in Canada: A distinctive, diverse and enduring culture. Toronto, CA: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited. (4th floor OVER HV2576 .C38 1996 and ETRR).
The story of the Canadian Deaf experience is the story of men and women, both hearing and deaf. Some have achieved recognition for their feats of bravery, for their pioneering spirit, for their courage in the face of adversity, for their determination to succeed regardless of the situation in which they found themselves. Others have added colour and texture to the Canadian tapestry through accomplishments in education, the arts, religion, science, writing and publishing, business and sports. The pages of Deaf Heritage in Canada bring to life the stories of these people.Dr. Carbin describes Deaf Heritage in Canada as "a window through which we can catch a glimpse of deaf Canadians as they go about their everyday lives, responding to events around them and making a difference in the future of their local Deaf communities." As such, it provides all Canadians with a fascinating and unique insight into the lives of deaf Canadians. It also provides, for deaf and hearing Canadians alike, an appreciation and understanding of the valuable contribution deaf Canadians have made and are continuing to make to the Canadian cultural mosaic. Contents include: Chapter 1: The Early Days Attitudes Toward Deaf People and Their Education; Chapter 2: The American Scene; Chapter 3: Early Educational Efforts and Short-Lived Schools; Chapter 4: Schools in Quebec and Ontario; Chapter 5: Schools in the Atlantic Provinces; Chapter 6: Schools in Western Canada; Chapter 7: Organizations; Chapter 8: Deaf Settlers in Western Canada; Chapter 9: Occupations; Chapter 10: Religion; Chapter 11: The Printed Page; Chapter 12: Sign Languages Chapter 13: The Visual Arts; Chapter 14: The Performing Arts; Chapter 15: Sports; Chapter 16: Hobbies and Leisure Activities; Chapter 17: "Down Memory Lane" -Insights, Anecdotes and Adventures; Chapter 18: Military Service and Training for Deaf People; Chapter 19: Deaf People and Technology; Chapter 20: "Silent No Longer" Chapter 21: A Few Things More... (From McGraw - Hill website).
Carroll, C. and Mather, S.M.* (1997). Movers and shakers: Deaf people who changed the world. San Diego: DawnSignPress. (4th floor and ETRR HV2373 .C37 1997).
Inspires Deaf people to succeed, hearing people to understand, and people to know that nothing can hold them back except themselves. Includes references on Deaf Culture and History, Fingerspelling, Gestures and Sign Language, Deaf Publications, and English as a second language. As the wondrous lives of both famous and unsung deaf heroes unfold, deaf and hearing readers alike are compelled to imagine themselves achieving their own potential. Women profiled are: Helen Keller, Laura Redden Searing, Alice of Battenberg, Juliette Gordon Low, and Harriet Martineau. A companion student bilingual workbook encourages inquiry and research into deaf topics and ASL linguistic principles.
Davis, A.P. (1996). Discoveries : Significant contributions of deaf women and men. Hillsboro, Or. : Butte Publications. (4th floor and ETRR, HV2373 .D384 1996).
Look up Linda Bove (Sesame Street TV actress), Phyllis Frelich (actress), Heidi Zimmer (Systems Programmer and Mountain Climber), Princess Alice (British royal), and Shelia Mentkowski (lawyer).
Gannon, J.R.* (1981). Deaf heritage: A narrative history of deaf America. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf. (4th floor, REF, RES and ETRR HV2530 .G36).
There are references to deaf women throughout the book. For ex:, Regina O. Hughes, Betty G. Miller, The Deaf Nurses of Mercy Hospital, Laura C.R. Searing, and Edith Fitzgerald to name a few. Check the index to gather names of deaf women.
Goldstein, M. M.(1990). Deaf Canadians: An insight. Calgary: M. Goldstein. (* 4th floor and ETRR HV2577.A3 G64 1990).
Profiles 22 Canadians from different backgrounds.
Holcomb, M.S.* (1989). Deaf women : A parade through the decades. Berkeley, CA : Dawn Sign Press. (4th floor and ETRR, HV2534.A3 H643 1989).
Read about women from history in all fields: Early Years, The Victorian Era, Art, Black Deaf, Business World, Communication, Community Services, Deaf Blind, Education, Entertainment, Feminists, Literature, Medicine and Science, Mothers, Organizations, Queens, Religion, and Sports.
Jackson, P.W. & Lee, R.* (Eds.).(2001). Deaf lives: Deaf people in history. Middlesex, ENG: British Deaf History Society. (OVER 4th floor, HV2717.A3 D32 2001).
Read about the following women: Queen Alexandra, Charlotte Bain, Helen Burnside, Leslie Edwards, Jane Groom, Beatrice Gubbins, Catherine Harvey, Harriet Martineau, Dorothy Miles, Princess Plantagenet, Jane Poole, Princess Joanna, Kathleen Shaw, Elizabeth Steel, Charlotte Tooma, and Dorothy Wise.
Krentz, C. (Ed.). (2000). A mighty change: An anthology of deaf American writing, 1816-1864. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. (3rd floor,
PS508.D43 M54 2000, ETRR has 2 copies).
Read about Laura Redden, a high-achieving student who would go on to become an accomplished reporter; and Adele Jewel, a homeless deaf woman living in Michigan.
Lang, H.G.* (1994). Silence of the spheres: The deaf experience in the history of science. Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey. (3rd floor, Reference, Archives and ETRR Q175.5 .L34 1994). There are sections about deaf women (check the index).
Look up Ruth F. Benedict (Anthropologist), Doris Blanchard (Science educator), Hypatia Boyd (Science student), Julia Brace (1st DB student before Laura B.), Emma Brewington (Nurse trainee), Laura Bridgeman (DB woman), Sharon Campbell (Environmental safety and health coordinator), Annie Jump Cannon (Astronomer), Sharon Chadwick (Science reference librarian), Alice Cogswell (daughter of eye surgeon who helped to found the American School for the Deaf), Jean Cordano (Pathologist), Jane Dillehay (Biology professor), Amos Draper (Math professor), Susan Feder (medical doctor), Marion Finch (nurse trainee), Angeline Fuller Fischer (poetess and feminist), Sophia Fowler (Edward Gallaudet's mother), Catherine Gatchell (research chemist), Sarah Griswold (wife of Samuel Morse), Emma Hall (Gallaudet graduate delivered an oratory "The Martyrs of Science"), Patricia Herbold (Math/Science professor), Regina Hughes (Botanical illustrator & translator), Helen Keller, Vicki Kemp (Professor)), Camilla Lange (Math professor), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (astronomer), Sarah Lewis (Gardener), Barbara Nies (Medical researcher, Deaf Educator), Judith Ann Pachiarz (Professor, Medical Doctor-!st deaf woman to get both Ph.D and M.D. degrees), Carol Padden (Linguistics Professor/Researcher), May Paxton (Nurse trainee), Bettina Pels-Wetzel (Dentist), Karen Pennington (Medical doctor & Radiobiologist), Edith Rikuris (Biology Professor), Katherine Runkle (Science Teacher and Scientist), M. Teresa San Augustin (Medical doctor), Deborah Saville (Biochemist and Programmer Analyst), Jean Schickel (Math Professor), Katharine M. Schwartz (!st deaf women to attend Gallaudet and get involved with scientific work), Nansie Sharpless (Director, Biogenic Amine Assay Lab), Laura Sheridan (Advocate of Science Studies for Deaf Women), Rena A. Smith (Writer), Lillie Speaker (Nurse Trainee), Anne Sullivan (Teacher), Helen B. Taussig (Pediatric Cardiologist), Sally Taylor (co-write maintenance manual on TTYs), Agatha Mary Agnes Tiegal (1st woman to get BA), Florence Vold (Math Professor), Marybeth Williamson (Professor), Kathryn Woodcock (Systems Design Engineer, VP Hospital Services, Late-Deafened Advocate and Writer), and Del Wynne (Science and Science Educator).
Moore, M.S. & Panara, R.* (1996). Great deaf Americans : The second edition. Rochester, N.Y. : Deaf Life Press. (4th floor, Reference and ETRR HV2534.A3 M66 1996).
Look up Laura Redden Searing (literary patriot), Juliette G. Low (Girl Scouts founder), Regina O. Hughes (botanical artist), Frances Woods (dancer), Nellie Z. Willhite (pilot), Gertrude S. Galloway (Educator, administrator and advocate), Alice Hagemeyer (librarian), Bonnie P. Tucker (Lawyer), Judith V. Tingley (Businesswoman), Shirley J. Allen (First deaf woman African American to get Ph.D), Phyllis Frelich (Actress), Linda Bove (Sesame Street tv actress), Kitty O'Neil (Stuntswoman), Julianna Fjeld (Producer and actress), Kathie S. Hering (Late Deafened Adult Advocate), Mary Lou Novitsky (Deaf Mosaic co-host), Marlee Matlin (Actress), Bridgetta Bourne-Firl (DPN Student Leader), Shelley Beattie (Bodybuilder), and Heather Whitestone (Miss America 1995).
Panara, R.* & Panara, J. (1983). Great deaf Americans. Silver Spring, MD: TJ Publishers. (4th floor, Archives and ETRR HV2534.A3P35 1983).
Read about Laura Searing, Mabel Bell, Juliette Low, Frances Woods, Phyllis Frelich, Linda Bove and Kitty O'Neil.
Paris, P.G.* & Wood, S.K.* (Eds.). (2002). Step into the circle: The heartbeat of American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations Deaf Communities. Salem, OR: AGO Publications. (OVER 4th floor and ETRR HV2545 .S747 2002).
Monica Francisco, Katherine Mary Meeks McBride, Cyntia Marie Blevins-Botts, Marsha Ireland, Terry Lee Vinson, Winifred Ann Weisgerber Tunison (DB), Eileen Catherine Thomas (substance abuse), Cheryl Lynn Weisgerber Rhodes, Edith Golston Vernon (biography), Daris Goff Paris, Sharon Kay Wood, Katrina Miller, Lisa Tiger, Profile on Nathie Marbury, Angel Dahlgren, Sadie RedBear, Melvia Miller-Nomeland, Doris Thomas, Mildred Shawanokasic, Melba Lee Spring Paramenter, Gabriel Arellano, Judy Cummings Stout, Tiffany Talker, Joselita Galvan, Florence Clara Dan, Reba Euline, Ann Salisbury-Phelps, Kitty O'Neill, Melanie McKay Cody, Dorothy J. Watts, Lillian Hubbard Czyz Orbke, Alicia Liane McClurkan Graves, Michele Ida Bryant, Karne B. Johnson, Patricia Lillian Richey (DB Interpreter), Debra D. Sherlock Grant, Cecelia Corynne Serna Ohm, Mary Jean Hooke, Val Dively, Betty Ann Raves (substance abuse), Kathy Stroyick, Trudy Suggs, Onalee Richard Cooper, Annie Jean Clah, Tina Marie Francis Terrance, Daisy Cartwright, Dixie Vetterneck Baker, Sandra Dean-Marlowe, Dorothy J. Watts, Alice Lucille Hutchinson, Majoriebell Stakley Holcomb, and Hazel Estelle Newton Bienvenu.
Podmore, R.* (1995). Signs in success: Profiles of deaf Americans. Hillsboro, Or.: Butte Publications, Inc.. (*4th floor and ETRR HV2534.A3P63 1995).
Short biographies of Marlee Matlin (actress), and Mary Lou Novitsky (Deaf Mosaic host).
Sonnestrahl, D.M.* (2002). Deaf artists in America: Colonial to contemporary. San Diego, CA: DawnSignPress. (RES, REF & 3rd floor N6505 .S614 2002).
Look up the following artists: Ann Silver, Maggie Lee Sayre, Regina Hughes, Claire Bergman, Lee Ivey, Mary Thornley, Susan Dupor, Christy MacKinnon Maxcy, Charlotte Coman, Frances Allen, Mary Allen, Blanche Lazzell, Mary Rappazzo, Jessica Geiger, and Betty Miller.
Toole, D.K.* (1979). Successful deaf Americans. Beaverton, Or. : Dormac. (4th FLOOR and ETRR HV2534.A3T66 1979).
Look up Nancy Bonura (Skier), Dorothy Miles (Poetess, writer, actress), Edna Adler (Government Official), and Cynthia Saltzman (TV News Reporter).
Toole, D.K.* (1980). Courageous deaf adults. Beaverton, Ore. : Dormac. (4th FLOOR and ETRR, HV2469.E5T66).
Look up Kitty O'Neil (Stuntwoman), Jane Chan (Artist), Jean Hauser (Aviatrix), and Virginia Tibbs (Author).
Toole, D.K*. (1998). Living legends II : Six stories about incredible deaf people. Hillsboro, Or. : Butte Publications. (4th floor and ETRR HV2380 .T66 1998).
Look up Kathy Buckley (Comedian), Bethany Hummel (Basketball player), Laurene Gallimore (Bilingual-Bicultural Educator and Advocate).
Toole, D.K.* (2000). Living legends III : Six stories about amazing deaf people. Hillsboro, Or. : Butte Publications. ( 4th floor and ETRR HV2380 .T66 2000).
Look up Heidi Zimmer (Mountaineer), Dr. Lisa Woolf (dermatologist and surgeon) and Patty Albee (Psychologist and world traveler).
GENERAL COLLECTIVE BIOGRAPHIES
Edmonson, C.M. (1999). Extraordinary women who changed our world. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation.
Griffin, L. & McCann, K. (1992). The book of women. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation.
Hymowitz, C. and Weissman, M. (1978). A history of women in America. New York: Bantam Books. (4th floor, HQ1410 .H95 1978).
Sherr, L. & Kazickas, J. (1994). Susan B. Anthony slept here: A guide to American women's landmarks. New York: Times Books of Random House. (1st floor REF E159 .S54 1994).
YA--Originally published in 1976 as The American Woman's Gazetteer, this updated version is a travel guide through towns, cities, and states, packed with facts about the role women have played in shaping U.S. history. The thorough index and the alphabetical arrangement by state makes the book useful as a reference source; it's also fun for browsing. The abundance of photographs and various locales encourages readers to journey through the pages. Interesting trivia is scattered throughout. This source complements Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971) and Notable American Women: The Modern Period (1980, both Belknap), and Doreen Rappaport's American Women (HarperCollins, 1992). A noteworthy addition. Beth Gourley, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA
Behrens, J.. (1988). Juliette Low: Founder of the Girl Scouts
of America. Chicago: Childrens Press. (4th floor, HS3359.L6
Kudlinski, K.V. (1988). Juliette Gordon Low : America's first Girl Scout. New York: Viking Kestrel. (4th floor, HS3359.L6 K84 1988).
Bryan, A.M. (2004).. Passion of words turning into action: A black Deaf filmmaker's journey. DVD. Deaf Vision Filmworks. . 120 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced/Captioned. . (3rd floor, PN1998.3.B79 P37 2004).
Includes interviews, student films, behind the scenes productions, personal video diaries about being a struggling filmmaker, production experiences, and professional production clips. Accompanied by DVD, "Behind the scenes: Somalia," 14:09 minutes, with music, subtitled. The accompanying DVD provides a look at the production of Jade's first feature film, "Somalia," the story of an African-American Deaf woman who falls in love with a musician
Hairston, E.* & Smith, L.* (1983). Black and deaf in America: Are we that different. Silver Spring, MD: T.J. Publishers, Inc. (4th floor and ETRR HV2545.H342 1983).
Lawhorn, G. * (1991). On different roads. New York: Vantage Press, Inc. (4th floor, HV1624 .L39 1991).
The author was deaf and blind by the time she completed high school, but she did not allow this to embitter her. Instead, she fought for a rewarding life, meeting many wonderful people and doing her share toward helping other handicapped people achieve a better, more independent existence ... The author chose to become a performer, appearing onstage in a one-woman show in which she performed monologues and played the piano ... In later years, [she] became a teacher at Hadley School for the Blind. -Book jacket
Marbury, N. Nathie: No hand-me downs. DVD. Tactile Mind Press, 2005. 125 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (4th floor, HV2534.M3 A3 2005).
Nathie Marbury tells her story: the 16th of 17 children, born into a family not believing in education, goes on to earn three college degrees and late in life finds her identity as a black, deaf woman.
Wright, M. H.* (1999). Sounds like home: Growing up black and deaf in the South. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.(4th floor and ETRR HV2534.W75 A3 1999).
Wright tells of her experiences growing up as a deaf person in Iron Mine, North Carolina in the 1920s-1940s. Her account is historically significant because its provides valuable descriptive information about faculty and staff at a residential school for black deaf and blind students. She was involved in the school as both student and teacher, and gives details on curriculum, which included a Black History celebration. Includes b&w photos from family collections.. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Wright, M.H..(2005). Far from Home: Memories of WW II and Afterward. Washington, DC: Gallaudet UP, 2005. 4th floor and ETRR HV2534.W75 2005. Available as an ebook via ebrary:
Adler, D. A. (2000). America’s champion swimmer: Gertrude
Ederle. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, Inc. (4th floor, GV838.E34
Trudy Ederle didn't learn to swim until she was seven. But once she hit the water, there was no stopping her. She loved to swim, she was talented, and she was determined to be the best. At the age of fifteen Trudy won her first big race. Two years later she qualified for the 1924 Olympics in Paris and won three medals for the U.S. team. By the age of eighteen Trudy had set twenty-nine U.S. and world records. But what she planned to do next had never been done, at least not by a woman. She wanted to take on the most difficult swim of all time: the twenty-one miles of choppy, cold water that separates England from France. And she would do it faster than any man. In her historic fourteen hour swim across the English Channel, Trudy set a world record. She defied those who said it couldn't be done. And with the courage and endurance that was typical of everything she accomplished, Trudy Ederle became a symbol for women everywhere.
Bolander, A. M. & Renning, A.N. (2000). I was #87: A
deaf woman’s ordeal of misdiagnosis, institutionalization,
and abuse. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. (4th
floor and ETRR, HV2534.B63 A3 2000).
In relating the story of how she was misdiagnosed as retarded rather than deaf and mistreated at home and at an institution, a longtime employee of General Motors writes: "I sincerely hope that this book will help other children with as-yet undiagnosed hearing problems be spared the horrors I experienced." The co-author has written about her autistic child. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Buckley, K.* and Padwa, L.. (2001). If you could hear what
I see: Lessons about life, luck and the choices we make.
USA: Penguin.(3rd floor, PN2287.B745 A3 2001).
Born with a hearing loss that went undetected until she was eight, Kathy Buckley grew up in a silent world, her family and teachers assuming she was mentally retarded. She was sexually abused, run over by a jeep, and stricken with cancer all before the age of thirty. Rather than be consumed by grief, Kathy sought the light of laughter.Kathy Buckley not only survived, she went on to become a top female comic, the award-winning author of a one-woman show, and a beloved motivational speaker in demand throughout the country. In If You Could Hear What I See, Buckley weaves a remarkable story about the people and events that shaped her life and encouraged her to dream. She reveals the priceless gift she received after a stunning life-after-death experience--the gift that gave her power over her future and is available to every one of us. Most of all, If You Could Hear What I See is about a woman who made a choice: to overcome all the obstacles life threw her way, and to meet those challenges with dignity, courage, and laughter. Book jacket.
Coppes, C. (1976). The hearing eye. New York: Vantage Press, Inc. (4th floor, HV2534.C67A3).
Story about a late-deafened woman and how she adapted.
Heppner, C. M.* (1992). Seeds of disquiet: One deaf woman’s experience. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press. (4th floor and ETRR, HV2534.H43 A3 1992).
In her autobiography Seeds of Disquiet, Cheryl Heppner writes of experiencing severe hearing loss -- twice. Spinal meningitis caused a profound loss of hearing when she was six, and for the next 18 years she worked hard to live the life of a "normal" hearing person. Through exhaustive work in speech therapy and speechreading, she excelled in school and college, performing Herculean feats without the assistance of trained interpreters or notetakers. Then, when she was 25, two strokes left her completely deaf. For the next 20 years she worked to recreate her life through sign language and the Deaf community. The process stunned her by revealing how much she had missed before. Initially embittered, Cheryl Heppner later went on to use her astonishing energy as an advocate for deaf and hard of hearing people.Seeds of Disquiet celebrates her accomplishments, the most significant of which, perhaps, was her reconciliation with her loved ones from her former life with her new outlook.
Laborit, E..* (1998). The cry of the gull. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.(3rd floor and ETRR PN2638.L22 A313 1998).
The autobiography of French deaf actress Laborit, known for her roles in Beyond Silence and the French version of Children of a Lesser God. She describes the effects of France's one-time criminalization of signlanguage, her strained relationships with her parents, and her frustrations at being placed in a speech-oriented school. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
McGreevy, G..* (1968.) I’m thirsty too! Cranbury, NJ: A.S. Barnes and Co., Inc.(4th floor and ETRR HV2534.M15A3).
Nathan, F. I.* (1992). Memoirs of the deaf lady evangelist. [S.l. : s.n.]. (4th floor and ETRR , HV2534.N375 1992).
Nieminen, R.* (1990). Voyage to the island. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.(4th floor and ETRR HV2785.5 .N54 1990).
Recounts the experiences of the author who left her native Finland with her husband for the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia, where she discovered the paradoxes of an exotic paradise amidst poverty. Nieminen, deaf herself, set out to teach the deaf children of the island sign language, then reading, writing, and math. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Parsons, F. * (1988). I didn’t hear the dragon roar.
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. (4th floor and ETRR
HV2534.P37 A3 1988).
Pizzo, R.* (2002). Growing up deaf: Issues of communication in the hearing world. Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Corporation.
This book shows the frustrations and joys of communication in the Deaf and hearing worlds and help one understand how important ASL is to Rose. You will also learn about Deaf culture from a Deaf perspective, and how as a Deaf person, Rose moves in and out of the hearing and deaf worlds. Rose grew up in Queens, NY and attended P.S. 47 in Manhattan, and then a hearing vocational high school. She married a Deaf man and they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Rose worked many years as a Data Entry operator and has been an active member of the North Jersey Community Center for the Deaf and its Women's Auxiliary. She has worked as a Teacher's Aide at the Fair Lawn Deaf Program for over 20 years and has taught ASL to hearing adults. (Back cover).
Thomas, S.* (1990). Silent night. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (4th floor, HV2534.T46 A3 1990x).
Deaf at 18 months, Sue became a skating champion, accomplished pianist and FBI surveillant. She is now losing some of her sight and there is a TV series about her.
Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell
Burlingame, R. (1964). Out of silence into sound: The life of Alexander Graham Bell. New York: The Macmillan Co. (3rd floor, TK6143.B4B8).
Foster, T. (1996). The sound and the silence: The private lives of Mabel
and Alexander Graham Bell. Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing Limited. (4th
floor TK6143.B4 F67 1996; ETRR has VIDEO 6455).
The Sound and the Silence is the true story of how, after inventing the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell has his aircraft designs and inventions stolen and patented by Glenn Curtis. In the last century six discoveries altered the course of human destiny: nuclear fission, the microchip, television, the radio, the telephone and development of the airplane. The Sound and the Silence is the true story of the man responsible for two of them...and the incredible woman he loved. Sixteen-year old Mabel was deaf. Alexander Graham Bell became her teacher and taught her how to speak. After they were married, she managed his business affairs and later, when he became world famous, she handled all of his finances. He had a childlike curiosity about everything around him. He was an accomplished pianist, an author, lecturer, and an extraordinary inventive genius--the Venetian blind, the iron lung, the hydrofoil, aircraft tricycle landing gear, wing ailerons, a method of producing fresh water from sea water for sailors adrift, genetics, animal breeding, kites, airfoils, he founded the National Geographic Society, the list goes on and on. Yet above all he was a teacher, a warm hearted, kindly man whom the Almighty, in his wisdom, endowed with genius. It has been conservatively estimated that over a half billion people on earth owe their livelihood and well being--at least in part--to that genius of Alexander Graham Bell. (from Amazon Bookstore website).
Toward, L. M. (1996). Mabel Bell: Alexander’s silent partner. Breton Books.(4th floor, HV2534.B44 T68 1984).
An intimate biography told from family letters and papers. This classic biography of Mabel Bell is reprinted with large type and glowing photographs. Told from Mabel’s letters and family papers, this is their intimate story of love and courage. Originally published in 1984, this is the love story of one of the most famous men in the world. Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone, made possible the first manned flight in the Commonwealth, experimented with working hydrofoils and many other projects; he took for his lifelong mate a woman of great strength and courage. Mabel’s deafness is often believed to be the reason for Alex’s drive to create as he tried to find ways to help Mabel join the hearing world. On her own, Mabel founded the first Montessori School in Canada and the second in North America; organized the first Home and School Association in Canada at Baddeck; her support of that Association provided Baddeck with its first public library. Includes an introduction by Hugh MacLennan, and a useful bibliography. With slightly larger type for easier reading. (from Breton Books website).
Artists and Writers
Flynt, S.L (2002). The Allen sisters : Pictorial photographers, 1885-1920. Deerfield, MA : Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.(OVER 4th TR653.A44 F4 2002).
The remarkable Allen sisters of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Frances (1854-1941) and Mary (1859-1941), overcame challenges presented by their gender, progressive deafness, and rural isolation to earn international recognition as two of America's foremost women photographers. Working within the Deerfield Arts and Crafts Movement, the Allen sisters created exquisite photographs for turn-of-the-century exhibitions and publications. Their compelling, idealized photographs of country scenes, romanticized figure and child studies, and exquisite landscapes of New England, Great Britain, and California, have now been painstakingly catalogued and celebrated in this book. Based largely on new or long-unseen material, this meticulously researched and well-written biography is accompanied by 100 tritone plates and 40 duotone images. (from Einstein Catalog).
Miles, D. (1976). Gestures : Poetry. Northridge, Calif. : Joyce Motion Picture Co. (3rd floor PR6063.I316G4 1976 and ETRR).
Miles, D.(1998). Bright memory : The poetry of Dorothy Miles. British Deaf History Society Publications. (3rd floor PR6063.I316 B754 1998).
Yaeger Jones, J. (Ed.). (2003). Sweet bells jangled: Laura Redden Searing, a deaf poet restored. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. (forthcoming).
Lee, Rev. H.. (1853). Cornelia: The deaf mute. Rochester, NY: David Hoyt.
Vickers, H. (2000). Alice : Princess Andrew of Greece. London : Hamish Hamilton. (4th floor, DF836.A45 V53 2000).
Bray, B. (1981). The wonder dancers: Woods and Bray. Park Falls,
Wisc. : MacGregor Litho.
Heckman, H.* (1928). My life transformed. New York: The Macmillan Company.
Boggs-Qualls, R*. & Greene, D.C. (2001). Walking free: The Nellie Zimmerman story. Richmond, IND: Densmore Reid Publications. (4th floor HV 1624.Z5 B644 2001).
A biographical docudrama about the deaf and blind Nellie L. Zimmerman. After the death of her father, Nellie was committed to the Massillon State Mental Hospital at the age of 52. With no one on the staff trained in communicating with the deaf-blind, Nellie lived in silence for 19 years. She kept her mind sane by memorizing her Braille Bible and playing complicated math and word games in her head. She was finally discovered hiding under a bedsheet, finger spelling the Lord's Prayer. After she was released from the State Hospital in 1976, at the age of 71, she lived her life as if she were making up for lost time. With the help of her companion Emily Street, she attended Malone College, became a well-known lecturer throughout Northeast Ohio, and worked as a life skills instructor for deaf and deaf-blind boys. This inspiring true story will give you rare insight into the life of this amazing woman, who won many awards and was recognized by the Ohio State House of Representatives as an outstanding Ohioan. (from Amazon Bookstore website).
Carroll, C.* and Fischer, C.H.. (2001). Orchid of the bayou:
A deaf woman faces blindness. Washington, DC.: Gallaudet
University Press.(3rd floor and ETRR RF292.8 .C37 2001).
Fischer, who suffers from Usher syndrome, which causes deafness at birth and deteriorating tunnel vision, grew up in the Louisiana bayou with hearing siblings and parents who initially thought that she was mentally retarded. Here she presents a vivid portrait of the Cajun culture, in which her childhood memories are supplemented by research she conducted, and an even more arresting description of the Louisiana School for the Deaf, a residential institution she began attending in 1953 at the age of six. It was here that Fischer learned to communicate by sign ("naturally, the way hearing kids pick up speech") and become a part of the deaf culture. She firmly believes that deaf children benefit from residential schools and, more importantly, need contact with other deaf children to thrive. This memoir, which Fischer signed to Carroll (Movers and Shakers: Deaf People Who Changed the World), describes how her education offered her a link to everything beyond herself: "I learned not only how to read and write,but also what it meant to be an adult, and educated, and a citizen in the United States and the world." Despite the loss of her mother to lung cancer and herfather's alcoholism, the teenage Fischer was determined to attend Gallaudet, a university for the deaf in Washington, D.C., where she obtained a college degree and met her husband, Lance, who is also deaf. Now, at middle age, Fischer, with her husband's support, maintains a courageous attitude in dealing with increasing vision lossthat will probably result in total blindness. Her recollections those of a resolute and complex woman will certainly appeal to deaf readers, especially those with Usher syndrome.Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Freeberg, E. (2001). The education of Laura Bridgman: First deaf and blind person to learn language. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (4th floor and ETRR HV1624.B7 F74 2001).
Anticipating the life of Helen Keller a half-century later, Laura Bridgman's is a pioneering tale of her journey from isolation to accomplishment. This book is both a success story of how a sightless and soundless girl gained contact with an ever-widening world, and also a cautionary tale about the way moral crusades and scientific progress can compromise each other. 12 halftones.
Gitter, E. (2001). The imprisoned guest: Samuel Howe and
Laura Bridgman, the original Deaf-Blind girl. New York:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (4th floor and ETRR HV1624.B7 G57 2001).
In 1837, Samuel Gridley Howe, the director of Boston's Perkins Institution for the Blind, heard about Laura Bridgman, a bright deaf-blind seven-year-old, the daughter of New Hampshire farmers. At once he resolved to rescue her from the "darkness and silence of the tomb." And indeed, thanks to Howe and an extraordinary group of female teachers, Laura learned to finger spell, to read raised letters, and to write legibly and even eloquently.Philosophers, poets, educators, theologians, and early psychologists hailed Laura as a moral inspiration and a living laboratory for the most controversial ideas of the day. She quickly became a major tourist attraction, and many influential writers and reformers -- Carlyle, Dickens, and Hawthorne among them -- visited her or wrote about her. But as the Civil War loomed and her girlish appeal faded, the public began to lose interest. By the time Laura died in 1889, she had beenwholly eclipsed by the prettier, more ingratiating Helen Keller.The Imprisoned Guest recovers Laura Bridgman's forgotten life, placing it in the context of nineteenth-century American social, intellectual, and cultural history. Her troubling, tumultuous relationship with Howe, who rode Laura's achievements to his own fame but could not cope with the intense, demanding adult she became, sheds light on the contradictory attitudes of a reform era in which we can find some precursors to our own. Book jacket.
Herrmann, D. (1998). Helen Keller: A life. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. (4th floor HV1624.K4 H47 1998).
This biography concentrates on Keller's remarkable life (1880-1968) beyond the familiar early years portrayed in The Miracle Worker, including her controversial relationship with teacher Anne Sullivan, friendships with the rich and famous, and the legacy and works of someone viewed as "more of an institution than a woman" due to attitudes toward the disabled. Includes b&w photos. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Klages, M. (1999). Woeful afflictions: Disability and sentimentality in Victorian America. (4th floor, HV 1553.K53 1999).
Find information about Helen Keller, Laura Bridgman and others. Disabled people in the 19th century were portrayed in sentimental terms, as afflicted beings whose sufferings afforded able-bodied people opportunities to practice empathy and compassion. In all kinds of representations of disability, from popular fiction to the reports of institutions established for the education and rehabilitation of disabled people, the equation of disability and sentimentality served a variety of social functions, from ensuring the continued existence of a sympathetic sensibility in a hard-hearted, market-driven world, to asserting the selfhood and equality of disabled adults.Unique in its focus on blindness and its examination of the interplay between instuitional discourse and popular literature, this text offers a detailed historical analyssi of the types of cultural work performed by sentimental representations of disability in public reports and lectures, exhibitions, novels, stories, poems, autobiographical writings, and popular media portrayals in the U.S. from the 1830s through the 1890s.
Lamson, M. S. (1978). Life and education of Laura Dewey Bridgman: The
deaf, dumb and blind girl. New York: Arno Press. (4th floor, HV1624.B7L2
Lawhorn, G. * (1991). On different roads. New York: Vantage Press, Inc. (4th floor, HV1624 .L39 1991).
The author was deaf and blind by the time she completed high school, but she did not allow this to embitter her. Instead, she fought for a rewarding life, meeting many wonderful people and doing her share toward helping other handicapped people achieve a better, more independent existence ... The author chose to become a performer, appearing onstage in a one-woman show in which she performed monologues and played the piano ... In later years, [she] became a teacher at Hadley School for the Blind. -Book jacket
Mactavish, J. (2000). Bravo! Miss Brown.Toronto, CA: CAVU Inc.
Born in 1935, the third child of a bush worker on a homestead west of Thunder Bay, she walked the six miles to and from school as long as she was able to do so. She then received teaching at a home from her devoted and determined mother through correspondence courses as her sight steadily decreased. She would lose her hearing later. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 1972, Mae was the first person who was deaf-blind to do so in Canada, and possibly the second woman in the world since Helen Keller. How this was accomplished over 13 years, 12 months a year, how she coped with periods of loneliness, love relationships and heartbreaks, and how she strove to prove she was just a normal girl who could not see and hear is a poignant, revealing and inspiring tale, unique in every way.(from Canadian Helen Keller Centre website).
Man, J. (1986). The survival of Jan Little. New York, N.Y.: Viking. (4th floor, HV1792.L57 M35 1987).
This book tells the harrowing experiences of a woman who endured almost lethal psychological and physical travails during her married life, homesteading in the Amazon jungle, and who finally, despite being blind and deaf, overcame the tragedy of the death of both her husband and daughter and survived her environment as well as her terrible isolation. The focal point of the story is the period following her husband and daughter's deaths, when Little found the strength and competence, despite her handicaps and ill health, to keep going until she was rescued. But her psychological survival during 20 years of marriage to an emotionally dominating, fanatical man is equally amazing. The book, which is written by a filmmaker and journalist, can be read on many levels, and the life of this extraordinarily brave women should appeal to a wide audience.Joan W. Gartland, Detroit P.L. Copyright 1987 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Franzosa, K.R. (2001). Forth and back: Coping with deafness. Bloomington, Ind.: 1st Books Library. (4th floor, HV2390 .F7 2001).
Parent's story of raising a profoundly deaf daugher.
Sheridan, M.* (2001). Inner lives of deaf children: Interviews and analysis. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. (4th floor and ETRR HV2391 .S58 2001).
While many researchers focus on the educational development of deaf children, precious little time has been devoted to studying the child's social development and "self-concept." Conducting interviews with seven deaf children between the ages of 7 and 10, author Martha Sheridan offers a fresh look at the private thoughts and feelings of deaf children in Inner Lives of Deaf Children: Interviews and Analysis."What does it mean to be a child who is deaf or hard of hearing?" Sheridan asks in the beginning of her study. She turns to Danny, Angie, Joe, Alex, Lisa, Mary, and Pat for the answer. The author selected the children based on their unique cultural background and conversed with each child in his or her preferred method of communication. Her procedure remained consistent with each: in addition to standard questions, Sheridan asked each child to draw a picture based on their life and then tell a story about it; next, she showed them pictures clipped from a magazine and asked them to describe what they saw.The results proved to be as varied as they are engaging. Angie, an adopted, profoundly deaf, ten-year-old girl who communicates in Signed English, expressed a desire to attend a hearing college when she grows up, while also stating she hopes her ownchildren will be deaf. Joe, an African-American, ten-year-old, hard-of-hearing boy, drew pictures of deaf people who are teased in public school, reflecting his own difficult experiences.Sheridan draws upon her tenure as a social worker as well as her own experience as a deaf child growing up in a hearing family in analyzing her study's results."From listening to the voices of these children we learn that they do not always see themselves, their lifeworlds, and their experiences as researchers have traditionally described them," she writes. "These children have strengths, they have positive experiences, and they enjoy positive relationships." With evident devotion to her subjects, Sheridan renders Inner Lives of Deaf Children an enlightening read for parents and scholars alike. (From Gallaudet University Press website).
Abrams, C.** (1996 ). The silents. Washington,
D.C.: Gallaudet University Press. (4th floor and ETRR, HQ759.912
Called the Silents by some, and the Shtimmers (its Yiddish equivalent) by others, deaf Joe and Ruthie Herzberg were simply mother and father to Abrams and her sister, Adelaide. In part, this is a straightforward story of growing up during the Depression and WWII. It's also a nice, but unremarkable story of a child discovering the difference between the image and the reality of her parents, as when Abrams discovers that her quick-tempered father had been a hobo, a boxer and a bootlegger. But much rarer and hence more affecting, are the scenes that are unique to a hearing child of deaf parents. These give insights into a different normalcy. Abrams describes how her parents tried to provide her and her sister a "regular" childhood by having hearing friends and relatives come to speak to them while they were young; and she recalls her mother's habit of calling out, when the doorbell-activated light flashed, "Who is it?" even though she would never hear the answer. There was a crisis, when Abrams was first given a radio and her father feared it as an activity that would divide the household into hearing and not. At least until he discovered that the fights were broadcast, and, surrounded by his deaf friends, he had the two girls sign and act out the parts of the contenders. Strangely, what stand out most, are the sounds: the knockings of a card player signaling a pass; the hmn, hmn that is Abrams's father's laugh; her mother's crying as she grapples with the additional hurdle of blindness; the whoops, groans and moans in a large, otherwise silent party.
Davis, L.J.**(2000). My sense of silence : Memoirs of a childhood with deafness. Urbana : University of Illinois Press. (4th floor and ETRR HQ759.912 .D38 2000).
His identity as a child of deaf adults led Davis (English, SUNY at Binghamton) to edit and publish his parents' correspondence in Shall I Say a Kiss?: The Courtship Letters of a Deaf Couple, 1936-38 (Gallaudet Univ., 1999). Davis's new memoir focuses on how his parents' deafness affected him. He writes frankly about the difficulties he encountered, such as his inability to call his parents when he needed comfort during the night and his having to serve as their interpreter. He also discusses his embarrassment at his Jewish immigrant parents' poor working-class lifestyle during his childhood and adolescence in the Bronx. On the other hand, the author also infuses his writing with humor and the sense of the love and respect he developed for his parents and their accomplishments. In the epilog, he even implies that his upbringing contributed to many of his own successes. For instance, he mentions that his appreciation for language and strong communication skills are related to his early experience with sign language. Indeed, Davis's descriptions of the richness and complexity of sign language are the most fascinating portions of the book. Ximena Chrisagis, Wright State Univ Libs., Dayton, OH. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Sidransky, R.** (1990). In silence : Growing up hearing in a deaf world. New York : St. Martin's Press. (4th floor and ETRR HQ759.912 .S53 1990).
Sidransky grew up in New York, the daughter of two deaf parents. This is her memoir and, most of all, her warm and loving tribute to the two very special people who were her parents. Her first memory, she tells us, is the memory of a word signed by her mother, Miriam, the word for ``baby.'' Her father, Ben, worked as an upholsterer and believed that ``the finger of God'' was in his own fingers as he worked and as he signed. When she started school, Ruth was put in a class of retarded children because her language skills were so poor. Her mother, always full of pluck, stormed into the principal, who wisely recommended that she buy a radio so that Ruth could listen to spoken English. ``If there were a way, if I could, I would write this book in sign language. I cannot,'' writes Sidransky, now a journalist who lectures extensively on the deaf. She has succeeded remarkably, however, in transferring the grammar and cadence of signing to the printed page. Very highly recommended.Marcia G. Fuchs, Guilford Free Lib., Ct. Copyright 1990 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Strenkowski, P.** (1999). Silent journey: Life within a deaf
family. Chapel Hill, NC: Professional Press. (3rd floor
and ETRR RF290 .S87 1999).
A poignant true life story which begins in the early 1900s when, infant Maggie, rendered deaf from spinal meningitis, struggles to survive during a time when the handicapped were derided and formal education for the deaf was controversial. Her family raised her on instinct alone. Maggie did not go to school until she was 9 years old. She developed a strong will to learn, a sence of competitiveness and a dedicated spirit. The story watches her grow through adolescence, become a loving wife, devoted mother and exceptional grandmother. She touched may lives and became a true inspiration in a world still tinged with bigotry.
Walker, L.A.** (1986). A loss for words : The story of deafness in a family. New York : Harper & Row. (4th floor and ETRR HV2395.W34 1986).
This is much more of a story than the subtitle suggests, beautifully written and deeply affecting. Born in the Midwest in 1952, Walker is one of three hearing daughters of Gale and Doris Jean Walker, both deafened as babies by illnesses. As the oldest child, the author served as her parents' ``interpreter,'' dealing with outsiders. There is humor in her recollections but nothing lighthearted in accounts of crude or condescending reactions to her father and mother from indifferent people. Walker is candid in detailing her own frustrations and the burdens of life with the deaf. Having graduated from Harvard, she eagerly went her own way, establishing a writing career in New York, but she reunites frequently with the family in a home warm with love and shared memories. The reader says a fervent amen when the author declares, ``I'd seen plenty of families where there was more communication and less love.'' Copyright 1986 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Miller, L.W. **(2000). The best of both worlds :A-not-so-silent life. San Jose, Calif. : Writers Club Press. (4th floor and ETRR HQ759.912 .M55 2000).
A story of growing up in both worlds, Hearing and Deaf, nurtured with love and independence. How a family succeeded in a life full of all the trials and tribulations of so-called "normal" families, but mainly of all the pleasures and g ratification. A book of loving anecdotes, with appeal for all people fascinated with the Language of "Sign." Book jacket.
Reed, R.D. (2000). Historic MSD: The story of the Missouri School for the Deaf. Fulton, MO: Richard Reed. (4th floor and ETRR HV2561.M8 H5 2000).
Historic MSD tells the history of the Missouri School for the Deaf from its founding in 1851 to the present day. It not only chronicles the events of the passing years at the Missouri School but also shows how the School and its students and staff participated in the life of the larger society of the city, state and nation. It includes short biographies of a number of alumni. It describes state organizations of the deaf whose leadership includes alumni and deaf MSD staff. Among the many events covered in the book is the late-20th century "revolution" by which MSD and its sister state schools for the deaf threw off oralist domination and restored sign language -- American Sign Language or ASL -- to its rightful place in the eduation of the deaf. (The book also features over 1,000 photos, and illustrations including 26 color photos.) (from Amazon Bookstore website).
Young, B.A.(1997). A chain of love. Bloomfield, Conn. : B.A. Young. (4th floor and ETRR HV2561.C8 Y68 1997).
Documents the fascinating history of the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. and Alice Cogswell's life.
Berg, O.B. & Buzzard, H.L. (1989). Thomas Gallaudet: Apostle to the deaf. New York: St. Ann's Church for the Deaf. (4th floor, HV2426.G3 B37 1989).
Boatner, M.T. (1959). Voice of the deaf: A biography of Edward Miner Gallaudet. Washington, DC: Public Affairs Press. (4th floor and ETRR HV2561.D858B6).
Fitzgerald, E.* (1929). Straight language for the deaf. Staunton, VA.: The McClure Company, Inc. (4th floor and ETRR HV2471.F56).
Maraini, D. (2000). A silent duchess. New York : Feminist Press at The City University of New York (3rd floor PQ4873.A69 L8613 2000).
This historical novel has been a critical and commercial success in 14 languages. "Publishers Weekly wrote: "The publication in America of "The Silent Duchess is cause for rejoicing." Set in Sicily in the early 18th century, it is the timeless story of one woman's struggle to come to terms with her past and to find her own voice after years of silence. See companion DVD Marianna Ucria
Scott, V. M.* (2000). Finding Abby. Hillsboro, OR: Butte Publications, Inc. (3rd floor PS3569.C6793 F56 2000).
From Publishers Weekly. Tough lessons are learned about the way the differently abled (in this case, the deaf), are treated, in this workmanlike novel published by a press that aims to "specialize in educational materials on deafness and select fiction that casts light onto the many facets of hearing loss." Stricken with meningitis at age 14, Abby Jensen suffers severe hearing impairment, a particularly devastating affliction since Abby is a musical prodigy with a passion for the piano. When, two years later, it appears that Abby has committed suicide, her older sister Paige is determined to discover why. As Paige embarks on a mission of interviewing friends, teachers and medical professionals, her own feelings of guilt are balanced by the insights she gains into the isolation, pain and frustration that had become her sister's life. Paige's quest alternates with Abby's own testimony (via her journal) of what it feels like to be both guinea pig and poster child for well-meaning parents, doctors and friends. This earnest work could be a reference tool for anyone who is interested in the process of how, and how best to help, people adapt to a hearing-impaired life. (Mar.)Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Taylor, I.** (1997). Buddhas in disguise: Deaf people of Nepal. San Diego, CA: DawnSignPress. (4th floor and ETRR HV2855.9 .T39 1997).
With compelling prose and probing photography, this remarkable book is a journey to the Himalayan valleys of Nepal, one of the most remote places in the world, to discover the Silent Ones -- the individuals and communities of deaf people who are isolated by silence in a nonliterate society. Striving to understand this mysterious culture, the author studied the dancing hands, learned to sign the language, and built a trusted intimacy with the Silent Ones that is both touching and fascinating. A Buddha in disguise in Nepalese tradition is a needy person who in a past life attained enlightenment and now appears to help others grow in compassion. The photographs and stories in the book will teach readers to show more compassion for those in the deaf community both in distant lands and in America. (from Einstein Catalog)
Fischer, R. & Lane, H. (Eds.). (1993). Looking back: A reader on the history of deaf communities and their sign languages. Germany: Signum Press. (4th floor and ETRR HV2367 .L66 1993).
Looking Back offers 29 thoughtful essays by world renowned researchers presenting provocative findings on five core topics: Deaf Biographies; Deaf Communities; Sign Languages and Sign Systems; Deaf Education and Daily Life at School: Sociological and Philosophical Issues; and Methodological and Theoretical Issues.
Lane, H.. (1984). When the mind hears: A history of the deaf. New York: Random House. (4th floor and ETRR HV2530.L36 1984). Video set available at MRC VH 1692 and ETRR VIDEO 5975.
The authoritative statement on the deaf, their education, and their struggle against prejudice. (from Amazon Bookstore website).
Gray, D. (1995). Yes, you can, Heather! : The story of Heather Whitestone, Miss America 1995. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House. (4th floor and ETRR, HQ1220.U5W464 1995).
Ingram Here is the inspiring account of how one remarkable young woman, deaf from childhood, became the first physically challenged person to win the coveted Miss America title. Complete with a full-color photo section, this portrait of God's grace and Heather's determination is a true Cinderella story, offering heartwarming proof that dreams really do come true. (from Amazon Bookstore website).
Whitestone, H.* (1997). Listening with my heart. New York : Doubleday. (4th floor and ETRR HQ1220.U5 W45 1997).
A--The first Miss America with a disability tells her life story in a readable, engaging manner. Although profoundly deaf since the age of 18 months, Whitestone let little stand in her way to achieving her goals: to dance, to compete in pageants, to encourage others, and always to praise God. YAs will be interested in the steps involved in the various competitions that lead up to the Miss America competition, and her pageant platform, STARS (Success Through Action and Realization of your dreams). The author describes her Miss America year, with the endless demands on her time and energy, the complete lack of privacy, and the times when she was so exhausted that she felt she could not keep going. What has always sustained her is her positive attitude, and her absolute faith in God. This inspirational biography will have wide appeal. Judy Sokoll, formerly at Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 1997 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Physicians and/or Scientists
Baldwin, J. (1992). To heal the heart of a child: Helen Taussig, M.D.
New York: Walker and Company. (3rd floor, RJ43.T38 B35 1992).
Baldwin's biography of Dr. Helen Taussig is an admiring testimonial to the woman who became the world's foremost authority on pediatric cardiology, doing so despite personal and societal difficulty. Taussig overcame not only the gender discrimination of the early 1920s, which prevented her from being admitted to Harvard's medical school, but also a severe learning disability and deafness. Her enlightening story provides a model of personal courage. In addition, it affords an interesting look at the barriers women encountered in the first half of this century and a glimpse of the painstaking process of medical research and the people involved. A well-done book, recommended for school and public libraries in need of biographies of scientists and of women in professional fields. To be illustrated with photographs; further readings are appended. (Reviewed Sept. 15, 1992) Chris Sherman. (from Einstein Catalog).
Coffey, W.R. Winning sounds like this: A season with the women's basketball team at Gallaudet, the world's only university for the deaf. (2002) New York : Crown. (4th floor, GV886 .C63 2002).
A true story of sports, deaf culture, and the pursuit of a dream, this winning title takes readers inside a season with the Gallaudet University women's basketball team.
Tiefenbacher, W. Deaf girls rule. (2001). Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press. (4th floor, GV885.43.G25 D43 2001).
This collection by students in the author's photography class at Gallaudet University chronicles the 1998-1999 season of the school's women's basketball team and traces the rich tradition of women's athletics at the school through full-color and black-and-white photos.
PERIODICALS, MAGAZINES, JOURNALS, ARTICLES AND DATABASES
Use the Gallaudet Index to Deaf Periodicals. This lists citations on your topic from popular deaf magazines like Deaf Life. Type in last name, first name to find citations. Highlight the name of the magazine, copy the title by using the control and c keys and open up a new window using the control and n keys. You will be at the library home page (if using Netscape). Click on Einstein Catalog, click on title search and paste (control c and v keys) in the title. Ex: Deaf Life. Notice we keep old Deaf Life magazines in bound periodicals on the 2nd floor. The call number is PER HV 2350.D45. Also, check out the Gallaudet Index to Deaf Biographies . You can search by a person's name, occupation, or by nationality/ethnicity. There is a new literary magazine called The Tactile Mind that might have works by deaf women. Check out the NTID Index to Interpreting and Deaf Journals and Books via http://www.ntid.rit.edu/terpref/index.htm for information related to deaf women.
Check the Einstein Catalog http://albert.rit.edu/search/X and do a title search for journals to see where the journal is located. It might be online via a database(s), on microfilm (2nd floor), on the current magazine shelves (2nd floor) or in bound periodical format (2nd floor).
Check the following databases for well-known deaf people: Biographical Information Databases and News/Newspapers Databases.
Barnartt, S.N. (1987). Deaf women. In J.V. Van Cleve (Ed.), Gallaudet Encyclopedia of Deaf People and Deafness (Vol. 1, pp. 267-270). New York: McGraw-Hill.(REF & 4TH Floor, HV2365.G35 1986).
Barnartt, S.N. (October 1981). Socio-economic status of deaf women. Paper presented at Mid-South Sociological Association Meeting: Shreveport, LA.
Deford, F. (1997). Truly amazing Trudy!. Sports Illustrated, 36-39.( 2nd Floor, MICROFILM 475 Vol. 85-87 and Academic Search Elite database).
Doctors, S.*(1976). Presentation at the National Deaf Women's Conference: Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
Gallaudet, T.H. (21 November 1827). An address on female education at the opening of the edifice. Hartford, CN: H. & F.J. Huntingdon.(4th floor, LC1671.G3 1971).
Hairston, E.* & Smith, L.* (1983). Common bonds and stepping stones. In Black and Deaf in America (pp. ) Silver Spring, MD: T.J. Publishers, Inc.(4th floor and ETRR HV2545.H342 1983).
Higgins, F.C. (1969). On the accomplishments of some deaf men and women. Fremont, CA: California School for the Deaf.
Lytle, L.R.* (1987). Identity formation and development antecedents in deaf college women (Doctoral dissertation, The Catholic University of America, 1987).(2nd floor, MICROFICHE 300 no.87-12923).
MacLeod-Gallinger, J.E. (1990). The career status of deaf women: A comparative look. American Annals of the Deaf, 137, 4. (2nd floor, MICROFILM 529 v.135 1990).
Rosen, R.* (1988). Employment and deaf women. In T.J. Rourke (Ed.), Proceedings of the National Conference on Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (pp. 148-151). Silver Spring MD: T.J. Publishers.(ETRR HV2526 .N273 1988).
Schmitz, K.* (Winter/Spring 1991). 1st, 2nd & 3rd impressions: Deaf minority women juggle multicultural identities. NTID Focus, 20-23.(3rd floor, Archives HV2561.N73R58724 1990/1991).
Sheridan, L. (October 1875). The higher education of deaf-mute women. American Annals of the Deaf, 248-252.
Singleton, P.E.* (1992). We can: Empowerment of people who are deaf. OSERS News in Print. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
Skripnek, M. (19 January 1979). Focus on deafness: Women should aim for goal. The News Herald.
Waltzer, D.R. (1995). Making Herstory. NTID Focus. (3rd floor, Archives, HV2561.N73R58724 1994-1998).
Winzer, M. (1981). Talking deaf mutes: The special role of women in the methodological conflict regarding the deaf, 1867-1900. Atlantis, 6, 2, 123-33.
Woods, Sr., W.H. (February 1974). Juliette Gordon Low: Girl scout founder. The Deaf American, 26, 6, 6-8. (2nd floor, MICROFILM 190 v.26-31 1973/1974-1978/1979).
Women and deafness. (Spring 1974). Gallaudet Today, 4, 3. (2nd floor Bound PER HV2561.W18W344 v.4-5 1973-1975),
Women and deafness. (Summer 1984). Gallaudet Today, 14, 4. (2nd floor Bound PER HV2561.W18W344 v.14-15 1983-1985).
VIDEOTAPES - Check the Video Catalog http://albert.rit.edu/search~S2/ to find more titles related to women.
Bucholz, C. (Producer). (1985). Deaf women united [Videorecording].
Harrison, J. & Rousso, H. (Producer). (1989). Positive images: Portraits of women with disabilities[Videorecording]. NY: Women Make Movies.(ETRR VIDEO 5341).
Humphrey, J.K. (Producer). (1989). Deaf culture autobiography: MJ Bienvenu [Videorecording]. Salem, OR: Sign Enhancers. (1st floor, HV2395 .D465 no.8B).
Juliana: A portrait. (1984).[Videorecording]. [S.l.] : Ulano/Mierzwa. (ETRR, VIDEO 5048).
Marbury, N. (Producer). (1994). Deaf culture lecture: Cultural differences-Nathie Marbury. [Videorecording]. Salem, OR: Sign Enhancers.(1st floor HV2395 .D465 no.8L and ETRR VIDEO 5263).
Miller, W. (Producer).(1991). Shades of gray: Black and deaf [Videorecording]. Rochester, NY : WOKR Partners. (ETRR VIDEO 5112).
NTID (Producer). (1979). Deaf women: Ambitious dreams, emerging dreams [Videorecording]. Rochester, NY: NTID. (ETRR VIDEO 5286).
NTID (Producer). (1988). Linda Bove at NTID [Videorecording]. Rochester, NY: NTID. (ETRR VIDEO 5891).
NTID (Producer). (1989). Meeting of the minds [Videorecording]. Rochester, NY: NTID. (ETRR VIDEO 5297).
Panara, R. (Producer). (1981). Famous deaf Americans [Videorecording]. Rochester, NY: NTID. (ETRR VIDEO 5487).
Rennie, D. (Producer). (1990). Debbie Rennie - Poetry in motion [Videorecording]. Burtonsville, Md. : Sign Media. (1st floor, PS3572.E493 D45 1990 and ETRR VIDEO 5917).
San Francisco Public LIbrary Media Division. (Producer). (1984). Deaf minorities [Videorecording]. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Public Library. (ETRR VIDEO 5667).
Sign Media (Producer). (1993). When the mind hears: Concerning women [Videorecording]. Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media. (ETRR VIDEO 5975 no.9 and Basement of Library, ETC VH 1692 I ).
Special Materials Project. (Producer). (1981). Signs of victory [Videorecording].
WEBSITES. Check out the Deaf Internet Resources via: http://wally.rit.edu/internet/subject/deafness.html
Aiello, P. (n.d.). Pinky the juggler. Retrieved October 17, 2002 from http://hometown.aol.com/pinkyjuggler
Books-n-such. (22 November 2001). Deaf. Retrieved October 17, 2002 from http://www.books-n-such.com/Medical/d/Deaf/index1.htm
Berke, J. (n.d.). Marlee Matlin and Terrylene. Retrieved October 17, 2002 from http://deafness.about.com/library/weekly/aa082498.htm?once=true&
Berke, J. (n.d.). Phyllis Frelich and Linda Bove. Retrieved October 17, 2002 from http://deafness.about.com/library/weekly/aa071299.htm?once=true&
Berke, J. (n.d.). Deanne Bray - Deaf actress and television Star. Retrieved November 14, 2002 from http://deafness.about.com/library/weekly/aa111202.htm
Binder, B. and Harrer, K. The 21st Century Woman: From a Multicultural Perspective. (20 May 2002). Retrieved April 8, 2003 from http://edf3.gallaudet.edu/diversity/BGG/The21stCenturyWoman/deafwomen.htm
Find info about Alice of Battenberg, Helen Keller, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low, Harriet Martineau, Laura Catherine Redden Searing, Regina Olson Hughes, Frances Woods, Nellie Z. Wilhite, Frances Parsons, Marcella Meyer, Gertrude Galloway, Alice Hagemeyer, Bonnie Tucker, Judith Tingley, Shirley Allen, Phyllis Frelich, Linda Bove, Kitty O'Neil, Julianna Field, Kathie Hering, Mary Lou Norutsky, Marlee Matlin, Bridgette Bourne, Shelley Beattie, Heather Whitestone and Emmanuelle Labroit.
Briscoe, C. (2002). Connie Briscoe official web ite. Retrieved March 27, 2003 from http://www.conniebriscoe.com/home.htm
CBS. (n.d.). Christy Smith, deaf survivor. Retrieved April 9, 2003 from http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor6/survivors/prof/christy.shtml
Griffin, S. (n.d.). Above and beyond: Linda Bove. Retrieved November 14, 2002 from Deaf Friends International website http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/deafbio.htm
Griffin, S. (n.d.). Deanne Bray: Little sister: Retrieved November 18, 2002 from Deaf Friends International website http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/919.htm
Griffin, S. (n.d.). Deaf biographies. Retrieved October 18, 2002 from Deaf Friends International website http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/deafbio.htm
Griffin, S. (n.d.). Julianna Fjeld. Retrieved October 22, 2002 from Deaf Friends International website http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/852.htm
Griffin, S. (n.d.). Kathy Buckley. Retrieved October 22, 2002 from Deaf Friends International website http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/894.htm
Griffin, S. (n.d.). Laura Redden Searing. Retrieved October 22, 2002 from Deaf Friends International webiste http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/858.htm
Griffin, S. (n.d.). Laura Dewey Bridgman. Retrieved October 22, 2002 from Deaf Friends International website http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/851.htm
Griffin, s. (n.d.). Shelley Beattie. Retrieved April 8, 2003 from Deaf Friends International website http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/587.htm
Griffin, S. (n.d.) Sue Thomas: It is only in silence we hear God . Retrieved November 18, 2002 from Deaf Friends International website http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/918.htm
Griffin, S. (n.d.). The doctor is in: Dr. Josephine Deubler (veterinarian). Retrieved February 19, 2003 from Friends International website http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/924.htm
Griffin, S. (n.d.). They called her Nellie. Retrieved October 22, 2002 from Deaf Friends International website: http://www.workersforjesus.com/dfi/880.htm
Guerami-Diznab, A. (15 June 1999). Women in Science. Retrieved April 8, 2003 from http://edf3.gallaudet.edu/diversity/BGG/Women%20in%20Science/scientist1.htm
Lang. H. (4 Sept. 2003). Can Deaf People Succeed in Science? You Bet! Retrieved Feb. 17, 2004 from
Lang, H. (7 Oct. 2003). Six Moon Craters Named for Deaf Scientists. Retrieved Feb. 17, 2004 from http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/WorldAroundYou/science4.html
Lapiak, J. (2003). i8Media Artist. Retrieved April 9, 2003 from http://www.i8media.com
Multonomah Country Library. (12 March 2003). Homework Center: Biographies. Retrieved April 9, 2003 from http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Online/biograph.htm
NETAC. (n.d.). Achieving Goals: Career stories of Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Retrieved March 27, 2003 from http://netac.rit.edu/goals/
Nelson-Metlay, V. (n.d.). Deaf Women of Rochester. Retrieved October 17, 2002 from http://members.rpa.net/~valnm/dwr/
O'Keefe Library. (10 March 2003). Biographical Information. Retrieved April 9, 2003 from http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Online/biograph.htm
OneWorldLive. (n.d.). Marlee Matlin official website. Retrieved April 9, 2003 from http://www.marleeonline.com/
Sacchetti, T. (n.d.). Terrylene website. Retreived August 18, 2003 from http://www.terrylene.com/
Schertz-Dunleavy, J. (24 August 2000). Works by Deaf women. Retrieved October 17, 2002 from the Deafart.org website http://solo7.abac.com/deafart/Past_Exhibits/Works_by_Deaf_Women/works_by_deaf_women.html
Smith, V. and Beck, E. (13 September 2002). Angels of mercy. Retrieved February 26, 2002 from the English Works website
Smith, V. and Beck, E. (13 September 2002). Juliette Low. Retrieved February 26, 2002 from the English Works website
Smith, V. and Beck, E. (13 September 2002). Juliette Gordon Low. Retrieved February 26, 2002 from the English Works website
Smith, V. and Beck, E. (13 September 2002). Laura Redden Searing. Retrieved February 26, 2002 from the English Works website
Smith, V. and Beck, E. (13 September 2002). Shirley Allen: Follow Every Rainbow . Retrieved February 26, 2002 from the English Works website
Smith, V. and Beck, E. (13 September 2002). Sophia Fowler Gallaudet. Retrieved February 26, 2002 from the English Works website
Surber, N. and Campion, A. (n.d.). Deaf Women in Sports. Retrieved April 8, 2003 from http://edf3.gallaudet.edu/diversity/BGG/Deaf%20women%20in%20sport/first.htm
World Around You. (28 April 2003). Interviews and Profiles of Deaf Individuals.
Retrieved Feb. 17, 2004 from http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/WorldAroundYou/interviews.html#profiles
Zimmer, H. (October 2002). Seven summits-Heidi Zimmer. Retrieved October 17, 2002 from http://www.heidizimmer.com/Introduce.htm
Guide created by Joan Naturale with Vicki Hurwitz's input
Email: JXNWML@rit.edu and VHURWITZ@rsdeaf.org
Links checked 17 August 2004.