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Faribault School for the Deaf: Overview

Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD).


Barron Hall, School for the Deaf, Faribault, ca. 1905.

In 1858, the year Minnesota became a state, the Minnesota State Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb was established. The school, which has gone through several name changes, is now known as the Minnesota State Academy of the Deaf. The Minnesota Historical Society holds a variety of records documenting the school including:

Published materials

Historical government records on the school and its operation

Student records

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Tracey Baker
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