Friday, March 19, 2010

Laurent Clerc's Great, Great, Great Grandaughter's Presentation

Some of you probably be interested in attending the upcoming presentation by Laurent Clerc's great, great, great granddaughter, Susan Galloway in the Nation's Capitol area (Washington, DC and Germantown, MD) next April 10th and 11th. Galloway will bring some artifacts belonged to Laurent Clerc for the presentation.

According to Alice Hagemeyer, former librarian of the deaf at the DC public library and the Laurent Clerc Facebook page. Sue Galloway's mother discovered many artifacts and personal belongings of Laurent Clerc from the family trunk in the mid-1970s.

Sue Galloway still sift over her great, great, great grandfather's stuff to assess and catalog Clerc's remaining stuff which all of the items are secured at the local bank vault.

For more info, here is

DC Public Library Adaptive Services Division and Montgomery County Public Libraries
present "The Legacy of Laurent Clerc"with Sue Galloway, Librarian, Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Sulphur, Oklahoma .

Saturday, April 10, 2010
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC

Sunday, April 11, 2010,
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Germantown Library
19840 Century Boulevard
Germantown, MD 20874

Sue Galloway, Librarian at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, is also Laurent Clerc's great great great granddaughter. Laurent Clerc was the first deaf teacher of the deaf in America. She will talk about Clerc's life and importance to deaf education, and show some of his papers and books.
Montgomery County Public Libraries' program is funded by the Friends of the Library - Germantown Chapter.


For District of Columbia Public Library’s program, contact Library Services for the Deaf Community: Voice (direct) 727-2145; Voice (via Video Relay Service) 866-570-7364; ask for Janice Rosen; Videophone (direct) 559-5368; TTY 727-2255; E-mail:

For Montgomery County Public Libraries' program, contact Library Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community: TTY: 240-777-0902; email: ; Videophone (direct, by appointment only): 240-637-2964; voice: 240-777-0001 (leave a message for Susan F. Cohen)

Gil Eastman, deceased Gallaudet professor had the lifetime collection on Laurent Clerc which donated to the Gallaudet University Archive, Kendall Green campus, 800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20001.

Hearty thanks to Janice Rosen, the current librarian of the deaf at the Martin Luther King public library, Washington, DC for the notification of this significant event.

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)

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