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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to the 1890s
|Alexander Graham Bell to Clara Hammond McGuigan about issues relating to deaf education and the effectiveness of different sign languages
|12 February 1897
|Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922)
|McGuigan, Clara Hammond
|Bell writes to Superintendent of the Mystic Oral School McGuigan about current issues in deaf education. He is waiting in Washington because he may be called to testify before a Congressional Committee concerning a bill supported by both of them. Advises her how to respond to confusion about and criticism of the "oral method" of schooling deaf children. Includes his evaluation of the effectiveness of English, French, and German sign language.
|Education Reform Progressive Era Education Inventor Children and Family Health and Medical Injury or Wound
|Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922) McGuigan, Clara Hammond (1863-1964)
|Science, Technology, Invention; Health & Medicine; Education; Children & Family; Women in American History
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945