Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with Betty Hardin

Date of Interview: 

Mon, 05/24/2004

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Subjects: 

American Printing House for the Blind, Employees, Manufacturing processes, Talking books

Call Number: 

2006.13.8

Betty Hardin, retired APH Tape Duplication Supervisor, talks about her work at the American Printing House for the Blind. She describes manufacturing processes for Talking Book production from 1967, when she started working at APH, until 2004, the year of her retirement. She describes hard record pressing, tape duplication of both open-reel and cassette tapes (2-track and 4-track), mastering, and cassette labeling. She also mentions the APH softball team and bowling league of the 1970s and briefly discusses the Teamsters Union.

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