American Printing House for the Blind

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Betty Hardin, retired APH Tape Duplication Supervisor, talks about her work at the American Printing House for the Blind. She describes manufacturing processes for Talking Book production from 1967, when she started working at APH, until 2004, the year of her retirement. She describes hard...

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Carole Jones talks about her work as a braille proofreader at the American Printing House for the Blind. She was hired at APH in 1977 and retired in 1993. She proofread materials in Nemeth Code, as well as other braille materials. She describes teamwork with copyholders; using a VersaBraille in...

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Robert Steffen talks about working in the Educational Aids Department at the American Printing House for the Blind since 1970. He describes changes in production processes, including the making and painting of globes and maps and the silk screening of science illustrations. Also mentioned...

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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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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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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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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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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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