The Age of the Deaf Newspaper

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

This display will immerse you in Deaf history through Benjamin Lewis' ASL 121 students’ original newspaper creations. The newspapers highlight the achievements of Deaf individuals, the Deaf community, and the corresponding historical implications. With stories ranging from the 1960s to present day, each newspaper challenges mass media’s inaccurate “disabled” interpretation of Deaf society and strives to present the general hearing public with a new understanding of Deafness. The physical display is in the reading room, and the electronic display can be found on the monitor banks across from the research commons. The project’s curator is junior Jillien Keim Malott.

Deaf history makes the front page. The Age of the Deaf Newspaper: Physical and Electronic Exhibition, Charles E. Young Research Library, May 18 through June 15, 2018


Research Library (Charles E. Young)