American Printing House for the Blind

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Milton Metz talks about his experiences as a narrator for the American Printing House for the Blind, where he began reading Talking Books in 1946. He describes early wax recordings and the teamwork between the narrator and the monitor. He also recalls other APH narrators and Katharine Graham...

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Carol Tobe, the first director of the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, retired in 2005. She talks about the establishment of the museum, which opened in 1994; the renaming of the museum in 1999 to the Marie and Eugene Callahan Museum, in honor of generous benefactor Euguene...

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John Siems talks about his work at the American Printing House for the Blind, primarily in the Data Processing Department. He describes the introduction of computers at APH in the 1960s for braille transcription and production and explains the role of IBM in helping to bring this technology 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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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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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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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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