Manpower [Sound recording]


Accession Number: 2006.46.5a-b

Subtitle: Show Number 2

Summary/Description: The second of eight audio tapes in the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) radio series "Manpower." The tape includes on-the-job interviews with 5 blind individuals from different states. Contents in interview order: Herbert E. Stahlhut, Pastor (MO); Joyce Rominger, Switchboard Operator (TN); John Ferragi, Gas Station Owner (MA); Arthur Jackson, Story Teller and Publisher (NY); and William Reckert, Stenomask and Short Hand Reporter (Washington, DC). Each interview is 4 minutes and 30 seconds in length. Includes a printed Manpower series flier with a complete list of interviews. Flier indicates that Gregor Ziemer, AFB Director of Public Education, conducted the interviews. Also includes a 2-page typewritten and signed form-letter on AFB letterhead dated September 30, 1960 from Ziemer to the "Program Director," with a list of available series. Open-reel recording on magnetic tape is stored in original metal canister with AFB label.

Narrator: Ziemer, Gregor

History/Provenance: The tape was distributed by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Department of Public Education. AFB recorded several series of public service radio shows. The Callahan Museum purchased five "Manpower" tapes and three tapes from "A Quartet," another AFB radio series, through a collector. The tapes had been mailed parcel post in fibre-board containers to radio station WKOV in Wellston, OH, between 1960 and 1961. The "Manpower" flyer indicates that 39 interviews were recorded for the series; 38 interviews appear on the list of contents.

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2006.46

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher Place: New York

Publish Date: ca. 1960

Subjects: Blind Occupations

Physical Description: 1 sound tape reel (22 min., 30 sec.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono ; 7 in.