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Deaf Assistive Technology collection

Identifier: AR 550. 7


This collection consists of assistive technology used by the Deaf community from the 1920s through the twenty-first century and materials from a 2012 deaf assistive technology exhibit.


  • circa 1928 - 2012

Language of Materials


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for research. Copyright for official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


33.92 Linear Feet (24 containers)

Original arrangement note

This collection was arranged in Spring semester 2012 by students in the Deaf Studies program at UVU.

The collection's finding aid was revised in 2022 and is arranged by material type.


Finding aid is arranged by material type.

Custodial History

Materials were donated by Deaf Studies students and staff (primarily Travas Young). Exhibit poster was donated by the Language and Cultures Department after Young's departure from the university.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of UVU Deaf Studies students and staff.

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record. Sutherland Archives staff is making efforts to update our finding aids to acknowledge offensive content.

Finding aid prepared by Paul Wilcox, Archives intern.
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Revision Statements

  • 2022 August: Collection reprocessed and finding aid edited for description and organization errors; Amy Roberts, Archives Specialist.

Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

800 West University Parkway
MS 145
Orem Utah 84058 United States