History in the Making


Accession Number: 2016.37

Subtitle: The Story of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1858-2008

Summary/Description: A history of the American Printing House for the Blind (Louisville, Kentucky), the world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired. "Written in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the American Printing House for the Blind" --acknowledgement. Contents: An Introduction / Leaders: The APH Superintendents, 1858-2008 / Printing House People / Marketing, Fundraising, and Public Relations / Making Books / Large Print and Talking Books / Educational Aids / Services / APH and the Future / The APH Corporate Board, 1858-2008. Includes a bibliography (pages 164-169) and index. Features five tactile illustrations produced from embossing plates held in the collection of the APH Museum: a Boston Line Letter alphabet card; a raised-line map with New York Point labelling; a New York Point alphabet card; an American (Modified) Braille alphabet card; and a Revised Braille Grade 1 1/2 alphabet card. Also, includes an audio CD of the book, narrated by Jack Fox in the APH Studio, stored in a pocket at the back of the book. Images concept and design: Julius Friedman. Frontispiece: an illustration of the development of the APH physical plant. Black clothbound boards; illustrated endpapers; gilt-stamped lettering and APH logo on front cover and spine; illustrated dust jacket.

Author: Tobe, Carol Brenner

Collection: Reference Collection

History/Provenance: Book was acquired by the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind in 2008, shortly after the book's release.

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2016.37

Publisher: Butler Books

Publisher Place: Louisville, KY

Publish Date: 2008

Subjects: History Manufacturing processes Products Services for the blind and visually impaired

Physical Description: 1 v. (178 p.) : ill. (chiefly color); tactile graphics ; 11.25 x 11.25 in. + 1 sound disc (CD), 4.75 in.