Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with Gary Jones

Date of Interview: 

Tue, 03/07/2006

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American Printing House for the Blind, Employees, Proofreading, Quality control, Kentucky School for the Blind

Call Number: 

2006.13.20

Gary Jones, who retired from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) in 2004, talks about working as a proofreader in the company's Talking Book Studio and as a worker in the Quality Control Department, where he checked recorded materials, as well as braillewriters that had been repaired. He also talks about the APH cafeteria and its first managers, Sam and Adam Begley; about the changes that occured at the company with unionization in 1981; and about changes in technology that affected his job. He also discusses integration at the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) when he was a student there during the 1950s and mentions Otis Eades, an African American band teacher at the school.

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