Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with Mary Crawford

Date of Interview: 

Tue, 04/10/2007

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Subjects: 

American Printing House for the Blind, Employees, Bookbinding, Embossing (Printing), Manufacturing processes

Call Number: 

2006.13.27

Mary Crawford talks about her work as a press operator in braille and large type production at the American Printing House for the Blind, the machinery and changes in processes, and her work in the company's ATIC (Accessible Textbooks) Department, where she operated Braillos and binding equipment for textbook production until her retirement in 2006. She also describes the use of the PEARL machine for producing tactile graphics, and of the TED [Text Embossing Device] and PED [Plate Embossing Device]. Crawford also recounts her experiences as a Teamsters Union member during the strike of 1988.

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