TITLE: Researching Amos Kendall: Adventures in Library Research, Literature and Literacy
EVENT DATE: 2008/03/13
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 54 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Through his philanthropy, Amos Kendall, who served as U.S. postmaster general under presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, founded the institution that would become Gallaudet University, the leading educational institution for the deaf in the world.
The Center for the Book, in partnership with the National Literary Society of the Deaf, a center reading-promotion partner, hosted a program titled "Researching Amos Kendall: Adventures in Library Research, Literature and Literacy."
Speakers will describe trends among deaf individuals who use the Internet for research, writing and publication. The program includes discussions of formal methodology, as well as anecdotes from individual researchers.