Greater Detroit Society for the Blind annual reports

Report, Annual

Accession Number: AnnRep3.78

Scope & Content: Printed reports of the Greater Detroit Society for the Blind, documenting activities of the organization for fiscal years ending December 31, 1971 and 1972. Reports contain black-and-white photo illustrations; a color illustration is on the cover of the 1972 report.

Creator: Greater Detroit Society for the Blind

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Administrative History: In 1970, the Metropolitan Society of the Blind, which was established in 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, merged with the Detroit Society for the Prevention of Blindness to become the Greater Detroit Society for the Blind (GDSB). The non-profit organization continued to provide services to blind and visually impaired persons in the metropolitan Detroit area. Among the services offered were vocational rehabilitation, training in independent living skills, and referral services, as well as consultative services and training for staff of community agencies and educational institutions and prevention of blindness awareness programs. GDSB would become known as the Upshaw Institute for the Blind in 1993 and, in 2005, as the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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

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