Deaf Catholic Archives

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This finding aid lists the contents of the Deaf Catholic Archives, located in the Special Collections of Dinand Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The archive began as a box of old materials about Deaf Catholics given by Mary Garland to Rev. Joseph Bruce, S.J. in 1974. Father Bruce continued to collect and organize materials received from pastoral workers and religious assigned to Deaf ministry. As of 2014, the collection contains over 90 boxes of items including, but not limited to, newsletters, magazines, scrapbooks, religious education materials, yearbooks from Catholic schools for the Deaf, and sign language items. This finding aid also provides a brief timeline of the Deaf Catholic Archive as well as highlights of Deaf Catholic history.


Brochure prepared by Elizabeth MacGillivray '16, Kristina Domaney '14, and Rev. Joe Bruce, S.J. '73.