(Sources: www.nad.org and www.silentword.org/timelines)

What was happening in the Deaf world in 1910?

1910 – February 6, 1910. A big fire in the College Hall caused $25,000 in damages and losses. Students, faculty, and fire department worked hard to put out the fire. It was bitter cold and the water turned into ice, encasing the entire building in ice.

1910 – Percival Hall was installed as the president of Gallaudet College. He was a Harvard graduate. In 1892 he earned a B.A. degree and earned his Master’s degree in 1893. He first taught at New York School for the Deaf then returned to Gallaudet in 1895 as a professor of mathematics.

1910 – The Volta Review began its publications.

1910 – Alice Nicholson was installed as the first female Editor-in-Chief of The Buff and Blue. The next female Editor-in-Chief, was Alice McVan in 1927-1928.

1910- Thanks to the persistent lobbying efforts of George Veditz, President William H. Taft informed the NAD that he instructed the Federal Civil Service Commission to remove all discriminatory barriers to federal employment of deaf workers.

1910- NAD hosted the World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Colorado Springs.

1910- George Veditz, NAD President, fearing that sign language would disappear, suggested filming masters of the sign language at the National Convention of the NAD in 1910. Motion Picture Committee formed to preserve sign language from filmed lectures.

1910- Ninth national convention held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Olof Hansen is elected President.