Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with Mary Lou Monroe

Date of Interview: 

Thu, 03/24/2005

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American Printing House for the Blind, Employees, Bookbinding, Proofreading

Call Number: 

2006.13.12a

Mary Lou Monroe talks about her work at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1959 until her retirement in 2002. She describes collating and binding in braille production and working as a copyholder in proofreading. She also discusses production changes resulting from Toyota's helping APH to adapt some of the Toyota Production System approaches to manufacturing. Also mentioned are union negotiations and the 1988 Teamsters Union strike.

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