American Printing House for the Blind

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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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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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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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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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Irene Moore, retired APH press operator, talks about her work at the American Printing House for the Blind. From 1966 until her retirement in 1992, Moore worked primarily with large type presses. She also describes using a clamshell press in braille production. Mention is also made of the APH...

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Mary Lee Frye, retired APH copyholder, talks about working at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1968 to 2004. She describes working in APH Braille Production with braille proofreaders and talks about running a proofing press when she first joined the company.

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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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Beverly Hassan talks about working in various departments at the American Printing House for the Blind. She describes using hard record presses for Talking Book production when she began at APH in 1954 and other jobs that she held in the company until her retirement in 2000, including...

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