APH Editorial Department records: Marjorie Hooper and Ralph McCracken

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Accession Number: APHRG16

Scope & Content: Business records from the APH Editorial Department, from the offices of Majorie Hooper and Ralph McCracken, ranging from 1942-1988. Includes correspondence, reports, orders for printed materials, typescript articles and papers, draft documents, memos, meeting minutes, grant proposal, progress reports, photographs, and sales agreements. Includes: Reports and agreements for the Braille Music Research project for computer-automated braille music translation for the Library of Congress. Braille manuscript for "A Proposed System of Mathematical Braille Notation" by Abraham Nemeth. Memos, documents and correspondence about APH-CARL (Central Automated Resource List). Progress reports on Braille Chemistry Notation Code project. Correspondence between Hooper and Abraham Nemeth about the Florida State University Math Project See container list and linked catalog records for complete holdings.

Creator: American Printing House for the Blind. Braille

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Collection: APH Archives / RG 16: Editorial Department

Administrative History: Marjorie S. Hooper (1908-1993) joined the company in 1933 and became Braille Editor in 1943, a position she held until her retirement in 1973. Hooper was internationally recognized as a braille expert and had direct responsibility for all APH publications. Ralph McCracken, a leading expert in braille, was a teacher at Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, in Pittsburgh, before becoming Assistant Editor and Field Representative at APH in 1965. He was promoted to Editor in 1972, a position he held until his death in 1991.

Subjects: Braille Braille music notation Correspondence Large type books Music for the blind and visually impaired

Rights: Contact museum staff.