American Printing House for the Blind

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Eutiva "Tiva" Frank, APH Development Assistant, talks about the processing of fundraising mailings and donations in the company's Development Department and about changes that occurred with computerized data management in the 1980s. She mentions changes in management personnel of...

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June Morris, retired APH Executive Vice President, talks about her work at the American Printing House for the Blind. She describes the Educational Research Department, which she directed; its organization and some of the department's research and product development projects, including...

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Jim Hill talks about the American Printing House for the Blind, where he began working in 1962. He describes the departments under his supervision: Housekeeping, Security, and Slate (Braille), and describes in detail the making of braille slates. Also mentioned are the cafeteria and breakroom...

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Debbie Willis, the director of the Accessible Tests Department at the American Printing House for the Blind, talks about her role in the development of educational materials, which began in 1974 when she was hired as a research assistant in the Research Department and worked with June Morris on...

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Margaret (Peggy) Cunningham, 2001 APH retiree, talks about working in the Accounts Payable office at the American Printing House for the Blind. She also describes working at the switchboard and assisting with fundraising mailings.

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Anne Harlan talks about working in the Talking Book Studio at the American Printing House for the Blind, where she has been working as a monitor since 1978. She describes the teamwork that goes on between monitors, narrators, and proofreaders. She also talks about equipment used before and after...

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Louis Kraus talks about his work at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1937 until his retirement as Machine Shop Supervisor in 1981. The Machine Shop primarily maintained plant equipment and provided other maintenance services, including production of braille slates. He describes...

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Flora Long talks about working in the Shipping Department at the American Printing House for the Blind. She describes the packing, receiving, and shipping processes. She also talks about earlier work at APH as a braille press operator (1973) using clam shell presses, and about braille collating...

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William Scholl describes the electroplating process used at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) to create masters for both rigid and flexible Talking Book records. He retired from APH in 1985, where he worked as the supervisor in the Plating Department. Additional notes made by...

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Loretta Devore, a 2007 retiree of the American Printing House for the Blind, describes the various jobs that she held while working for the company. These include the production of braille book covers and labels, collating of printed materials in the Large Type Department, container production,...

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