American Printing House for the Blind

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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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Marilyn Cheatham talks about her responsibilities as Health Nurse and Safety Coordinator in the Human Resources Department at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), where she worked from 1979 until her retirement in 2006. She discusses OSHA standards, the company's increase in...

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Verna Bell talks about working as a stereograph operator at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1957 until her retirement in the 1970s. She describes stereotyping and correcting braille printing plates for use on the presses. She also talks about making hand drawn illustrations for...

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Naomi Page, retired APH Housekeeping Supervisor, talks about working at the American Printing House for the Blind from the 1940s until her retirement in the 1973.

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Gary Mudd, Vice President of Public Affairs, talks about his career at the American Printing House for the Blind, which began in 1986 in the Marketing Department. He later worked in Customer Relations and traveled throughout the country providing product training to teachers for the...

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Carson Y. Nolan, retired APH President, talks about his work at the American Printing House for the Blind, which began in 1957 when he became director of the Educational Research Department. He mentions research projects (braille reading, map symbols, speech compression, and reference materials...

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Betty Wommack talks about working as Assistant Braille Editor at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1955 to 1960.

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Jack Decker, Vice President of Production at the American Printing House for the Blind, talks about APH production management and processes and how they have changed since 1981, when he began working at the company. Production areas that are mentioned include Braille, ATIC (Accessible Textbooks...

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Terry Hayes Sales talks about her experiences as a Talking Book narrator at the American Printing House for the Blind. In 1938, when she began her narrating career, recordings were made on wax masters. She describes working in the APH studios and the narration process.

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