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Richard Goulden Collection

Date range: 1958-1984

Medium: Archive

Richard Goulden (b.1945) has been active in several British Deaf groups since the 1960s. He accumulated a wide range of documents from organizations including the Breakthrough Trust, the British Deaf Association, the National Union of the Deaf, the Old Hamiltonians' Association (the alumni group of a Deaf school), and the Sixty Six Club for Young Deaf Adults.

The Goulden Collection comprises documents produced by these organizations and by many other Deaf-related groups and include minutes, correspondence, reports, information sheets, brochures and leaflets, newsletters and notices of events. The documents cover the period from the 1960s to the early 1980s. The Goulden Collection constitutes an important collection for the history of Deaf activism in this period, and covers a wide range of of social, educational and political topics, including the promotion of sign language in public life and attempts to improve employment and cultural opportunities for the Deaf.

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Catalogue available online via ELGAR.


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