Five Scrapbooks, LFPL Clippings File, Ky School for the Blind


Accession Number: 2011.46

Scope & Content: Five scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings from Louisville newspapers about the Kentucky School for the Blind and the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, KY. The scrapbooks are hand assembled and stamped "Louisville Free Public Library Reference Department." The earliest dated item is a newspaper clipping from April 3, 1915 (date is handwritten in pen); the latest dated item is clipping from October 1941. Newspapers include the Louisville Times, Louisville Courier-Journal, and Louisville Herald. Photographs include external shots of both APH and KSB, various superintendents including Merwin, Bramlette, and Clifford Martin, and numerous shots of students. Scrapbooks are hand-assembled 8.5x10.5" brown or gray paper with stitched linen tape hinge; clippings are glued to pageswith white adhesive-coated pages of heavy card stock. 1-4 have a cover page, #5 does not.

Creator: Louisville Free Public Library

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Collection: KSB Collection

Credit Line: Gift of KSB Charitable Foundation, 2011.46.

Administrative History: Assembled at LFPL 1915-1942, transferred to KSB Charitable Foundation in September 2011, and subsequently to APH via KSBCF Director Ricky Ricks.

Subjects: Blind children Blind persons Educational facilities Education of disabled persons Printers Graduation ceremonies Newspapers

Rights: Copyright of original photography remains with original publishers.