American Printing House for the Blind

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Bonnie Williamson, retired APH Braille Production Supervisor, talks about working at the American Printing House for the Blind during the 1960s until her retirement in 2005. She describes stereograph operator and braille transcriber training and the changes that computerization brought to...

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Ron Gadson, APH Maintenance Division Manager, talks about working at the American Printing House for the Blind, where he began as a machinist in the Machine Shop in 1965. He describes machinery that maintenance employees have worked on over the years. He specifically mentions the Banbury mill...

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Albert Jarboe, retired APH employee, talks about his work experiences at the American Printing House for the Blind. Hired in 1958, Jarboe worked primarily in Talking Book production, where he set up and ran record presses. Mention is made of a Banbury mixer. He also set up other machinery for...

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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...

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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...

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Raymond Randles talks about working in the Talking Book Studio at the American Printing House for the Blind, where he retired as Studio Supervisor in 1999. He describes proofreading of Talking Books, his first job when he came to APH in 1973, under the direction of Tina Lou Wallace, and the...

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Janet Williams talks about her work at the American Printing House for the Blind, where she retired as a braille proofreader in 2006. She describes the proofreading process, types of materials being proofread, and mentions supervisors, copyholders, and other proofreaders. She attended the...

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Charlie Norman talks about his work in the Large Type Department of the American Printing House for the Blind, where he worked as a supervisor in the printing press room from 1970 until his retirement in1990. He describes plate set-up, use of the presses, offset printing, long and short runs,...

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Theodore (Ted) Herps talks about working in the Machine Shop at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1952 until his retirement in 1993. The Machine Shop maintained plant machinery and also made braille slates. Herps talks about working on parts for the Lavender Braillewriter and...

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