American Printing House for the Blind

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Loretta Curry talks about working at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1970 until her retirement in 1999. She describes braille bookbinding, silk screening, braille typesetting, making page layouts for large type books, and using a Heidelberg Press. She mentions assisting with the...

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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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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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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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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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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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This oral history project captures the history of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) through interviews with APH employees, board members, and ex officio trustees. APH is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1858 and is located in Louisville, Kentucky. The company creates educational...

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