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Suggested resources based on topics sent to us.

Articles & Databases

These are only a few suggestions. See also our complete list of databases.

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Books, Documents, etc.

  • Annual report - National Advisory Committee on Education of the Deaf StLib Federal Documents  HE 5.289:973  also Hathi Trust 
  • Hearings and Congressional Documents that are not in our catalog, but on the shelf.  Check ProQuest Congressional and Serial Set
  • The History of the Education of the Blind and Deaf.  1986 Nordstrom, Brian H.  ERIC Number: ED309614
  • Education Bulletins in ConnDocs
  • Education Bulletins in FedDocs
  • Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
  • Gallaudet University: Widening Horizons for the Deaf - scroll down for history

  • Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet on Language and Communication: A Reassessment.  by Fernandes, James J.   American Annals of the Deaf, v128 n4 p467-73 Aug 1983    Materials written by T. H. Gallaudet on the subject of sign language and communication are reviewed that indicate that some of his ideas regarding the use of sign language in teaching deaf students may have been partially misunderstood. (Author/SW)  ERIC Number: EJ288256     CT State Library's subscription doesn't go this far

Other Institutions

  • Lydia Huntley Sigourney and the Beginnings of American Deaf Education in Hartford: It Takes a Village.
    2008 Sayers, Edna Edith  Sign Language Studies v8 n4 p369-412 Sum 2008

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