The Deaf Catholic Archives, located at the College of the Holy Cross, is a collection of materials received from pastoral workers and religious assigned to Deaf ministry, as well as a variety of institutions across the globe including parishes, and regional Deaf Catholic organizations. The collection 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. A wide variety of materials are included such as books, newsletters, documents, photographs and ephemera.

Contact Rev. Joseph Bruce, S.J.for more information.


Exhibits from 2023


Be Opened: The Deaf Catholic Archives, Archives & Distinctive Collections, Abby Stambach, and Lisa Villa

Submissions from 2022

Interview with Father Joseph Bruce S.J. '73, Amanda Wilderman and Brianna Barnes

Submissions from 2014


Deaf Catholic Archives Guide, College of the Holy Cross