APH charter, bylaws and legislative records (RG 02)

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Accession Number: APHRG02

Scope & Content: Records include copies of APH charters and bylaws, and legislation relating to APH, primarily the federal 1879 Act to Promote the Education of the Blind. Includes APH booklets "Acts of Legislation affecting the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc., passed by the General Assembly of Kentucky and by the Congress of the United States, together with the By-laws adopted by the Trustees." Booklets also contain the company's charter. There is also correspondence with state and federal departments; an "Answer" to charges against APH regarding books printed for the Veterans' Bureau; a published article, "Expanded Provisions Under the Federal Act To Promote the Education of the Blind," by Finis Davis, APH vice president and general manager; Kentucky certificates relating to incorporation; and copies of newspaper clippings. Also, brief correspondence (1949) between Finis Davis and Paul Strachan, president of the American Federation of the Physically Handicapped regarding a defeated large-print proviso; a telegram (1939) to Rosanna McCann of APH and a statement of Robert B. Irwin as reprinted in a Congressional Record (1940), both relating to the federal appropriation; a letter (1965) from Davis concerning the affect of the Civil Rights Act on shipment of federal quota orders; correspondence (1941-1943) between George Glen Hatcher, Secretary of State, and Andrew C. Ellis, APH superintendent, regarding incorporation, and a letter (1941) to Hatcher from C. W. Allen, president of the APH Board of Trustees.

Creator: American Printing House for the Blind

Interview Date: / /

Collection: APH Archives / RG 02: Charter, Bylaws and Legislative History

Subjects: Appropriations and expenditures Bylaws Charters Laws and legislation

Rights: Contact museum staff regarding reproduction of materials.