Letter to Finis Davis from J. Robert Atkinson, May 20, 1958


Accession Number: 1998.2

Scope & Content: Typewritten and signed letter to Finis Davis, Superintendent of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), from J. Robert Atkinson, about the grade 2 braille edition of a dictionary available from APH. Page 1 is on "Sandy's Pony Express" letterhead that at top left has a color photo illustration of Atkinson, who has dark eyeglasses and wears cowboy attire, riding his galloping horse, Sandy; page 2 on plain paper.

Creator: Atkinson, J. Robert

Interview Date: / /

Collection: APH Archives / RG 05: Office of the President

Administrative History: J. Robert (Bob) Atkinson was the founder of the Braille Institute of America, Los Angeles, California, a producer of braille material. Atkinson's company and the American Printing House for the Blind had worked jointly on the Webster's Student Dictionary that was produced in grade 1 1/2 braille in 1953. In 1958, APH produced the Webster's dictionary in grade 2 braille. At the time of this letter, Atkinson had acquired 16 of the 36 volumes of the grade 2 edition from APH.

Subjects: Braille Dictionaries