Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with John Siems

Date of Interview: 

Tue, 05/25/2004

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Subjects: 

American Printing House for the Blind, Employees, Business data processing, Computers

Call Number: 

2006.13.9

John Siems talks about his work at the American Printing House for the Blind, primarily in the Data Processing Department. He describes the introduction of computers at APH in the 1960s for braille transcription and production and explains the role of IBM in helping to bring this technology to APH. He also discusses Data Processing projects that supported computerized programs and files used by other APH departments in areas such as accounting, fundraising, and educational research.

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