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Silent Films, 1900-1929

The silent era of Deaf film is chiefly comprised of films produced by the Deaf community and the motion picture industry.

      Deaf community films include the important works by George Veditz and the National Association of the Deaf.

      The collaboration between the two produced the invaluable Veditz Collection.

      The Silent Worker, a National Association of the Deaf publication, is a good place to search for articles about the Veditz Collection.

            Film studios produced a number of films that either featured Deaf actors or were affiliated with the Deaf community.  Information about specific films and/or actors can be tough to find. The sources listed below are good places to begin.

            Online databases
            (if you are off campus, you will have to log on).

            Gallaudet University Encyclopedia of Deaf People and Deafness 

            ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2006)

            Washington Post - Historical (ProQuest)

            The Silent Worker

            Both the Deaf Stacks and University Reference Stacks are located on the first floor. Ask for help at the Library Service Desk.  Books from the University Reference Stacks may not be borrowed.

            Hollywood speaks: deafness and the film entertainment industry
            (UNIV DEAF stacks: 791.4363527 S3h, 1988).

            Magills Survey of Cinema:Silent Films
            (UNIV REFERENCE Stacks: 791.43 M3, 1982 3 volumes).

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