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Collection Reference Number GLC06277
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1890s 
Title Alexander Graham Bell to Clara Hammond McGuigan about issues relating to deaf education and the effectiveness of different sign languages
Date 12 February 1897
Author Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922)  
Recipient McGuigan, Clara Hammond  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Education Reform  Progressive Era  Education  Inventor  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Injury or Wound  
People Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922)  McGuigan, Clara Hammond (1863-1964)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Health & Medicine; Education; Children & Family; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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