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- Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress, 1862-1939
This Collection Connection highlights Bell's interest in the education of the deaf and explores Visible Speech, a technique for educating the deaf developed by his father, Melville Bell. As Alexander Graham Bell was instrumental in facilitating Helen Keller's education with innovative teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, the collection also features their correspondence.
- Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies
This Collection Connection discusses a six-part documentary, A Day with Thomas A. Edison, that records his collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. Edison's interactions with people reveal his strategies for overcoming his hearing disability.
- The U.S. Constitution: Continuity and Change
Lesson Three: Linking Past to Present looks at legislation from different eras of U.S. history that has made provisions for disabled veterans.
- Empty Sleeves & Bloody Shirts: Disabled Civil War Veterans & Presidential Campaigns, 1864-1880
- National Literary Society of the Deaf Becomes Center for the Book Reading Promotion Partner
This Library of Congress program, sponsored by The Center for the Book, National Literary Society of the Deaf (NLSD), Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action, and the Library of Congress Deaf Association featured speakers from NLSD, Gallaudet University, D.C. Public Library, and the National Association of the Deaf. In the Webcast, PBS presented excerpts from its newly released film documentary, “Through Deaf Eyes,” the first comprehensive film on deaf history.