APH Board of Trustees minutes, 1930-1945


Accession Number: 2003.92.2

Scope & Content: Typewritten minutes of quarterly and special meetings of the corporate trustees and of annual and special meetings with ex officio trustees. Minutes are in a burgundy looseleaf volume. The corporate trustees are referred to as the Executive Committee. Minutes of their meetings document the activities of the local Board members and generally include a report from the APH superintendent. Meetings date from November 1930-January 1945. The July 6, 1932 minutes include a classification of employees by name, number, position, and salary. Minutes of annual meetings with ex officio trustees date from 1931-1945. In general, they include a report from the president of the Executive Committee, the APH superintendent's report on the annual actitivites of the American Printing House for the Blind, and reports of committees (special, Advisory, Music, and Publications), including recommendations and resolutions, as well as election of officers to the Board and to the committees.

Creator: American Printing House for the Blind. Board of Trustees

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Collection: APH Archives / RG 04: Board of Trustees

Credit Line: APH Archives, 2003.92

Administrative History: The American Printing House for the Blind was established in 1858, through an Act of the Kentucky state legislature, as a private nonprofit corporation with a Board of Trustees. Corporate trustees, chosen from the Louisville professional and business community, have the ultimate authority for the company. Additionally, ex officio trustees--designated by each residential school for the blind, state department of education, or agency for the blind that participates in the Federal Quota Program, which was established through the 1879 federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind--are responsible for administering the Federal Quota Program within their respective systems. In the original 1879 Act, only superintendents of public U.S. schools for the blind were designated as ex officio members of the Board. This designation changed through amendments that broadened the scope of the Act.

Subjects: American Printing House for the Blind Meetings Corporate minutes

Rights: Contact museum staff regarding reproduction.