Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with Scbeulah Hoppes

Date of Interview: 

Mon, 06/12/2006

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American Printing House for the Blind, Employees, Proofreading, Stereotyping, Transcription

Call Number: 

2006.13.25c

Scbeulah Hoppes, a 1993 retiree of the American Printing House for the Blind, talks about braille transcription and working in the Stereograph Department, under the supervision of Nelle Edwards, where she stereotyped braille plates for the production of braille pages. Hoppes later supervised key punch operators who, in the 1960s, started producing braille proofreading copy at the company through the use of an IBM computer. She also talks about conducting tours of APH and about a 1978 fire that occurred in the company's building, affecting a braille project on which she was working.

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