At the 2009 Deaf History International Conference, Ulf Hedberg spoke on the preservation of Deaf materials. The objective was to promote the preservation of Deaf materials by individuals, institutions, and organizations and to encourage the donation of Deaf materials to libraries, archives, museums, or organizations. In this chapter our objective is to identify the numerous resources at the Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives and the Rochester Institute of Technolo-gy’s (RIT) Wallace Library, which are now on the Internet. The resources discussed here contain biographical materials that relate to this book’s theme of telling Deaf lives. Since the year 2012, when the Eighth Deaf History International conference was hosted, was the three-hundredth anniversary of the Abbé de l’Épée’s birth, several de l’Épée resources are identified. Many of the materials mentioned from the Gallaudet Univer-sity Library Deaf Collections and Archives were made accessible online thanks to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation.

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