Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind annual reports

Report, Annual

Accession Number: AnnRep3.5

Scope & Content: Printed reports of the Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind, documenting the organization's activities. Reports include financial statements and black-and-white photo illustrations. Color photo illustrations on covers of reports for fiscal years ending 1969, 1972, and 1975. Reports for 1954-1956 issued as "Annual Joint Report" with the Arkansas Lions Committee for Sight Conservation and Work for the Blind. Fiscal year varies. See container list for holdings.

Creator: Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind

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Administrative History: Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind had its origins in a vending stand program that was started in August 1939 by Roy Kumpe, an Arkansas lawyer who became visually impaired as a young child. In 1947, through the support of Arkansas Lions Clubs, Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind was incorporated as a non-profit training center, located in Little Rock, offering vocational, daily living, and counseling services to blind and visually impaired adults. It was the first rehabilitation center in the United States to open under non-governmental auspices. In 1989, the name was changed to Lions World Services for the Blind.

Subjects: Services for the blind and visually impaired -- Arkansas Annual reports

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