Deaf Catholic Archives

Deaf Catholic Archives


The Deaf Catholic Archives (DCA) provides insight into the history of Deaf culture as well as an understanding of how Deaf Catholics practice their faith (culturally) in new ways, when traditional methods are insufficient. The DCA includes a wide variety of materials such as newsletters, scrapbooks, periodicals, conference material, publications, photographs, ephemera, books, and audiovisual recordings from parishes, Catholic schools for the Deaf, regional organizations for Deaf Catholics, and other institutions across the globe.

Digitization of key components of the Deaf Catholic Archives is underway. This project is supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Questions about the Deaf Catholic Archives, inquiries about how to contribute materials, and requests to access the physical collection may be directed to



Browse the Deaf Catholic Archives Collections:

DCA Bookshelf

Deaf Catholic Archives

International Catholic Deaf Association (ICDA)

National Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD)


Schools for the Deaf