Mary Switzer and Richard Hoover

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2007.33.1.251

Description: BW print; Dr. Richard Hoover in dark suit, bow tie and glasses stands behind podium, staring at his notes as he speaks; to left, Mary Switzer with her left hand clenched in front of her mouth, as if suppressing a laugh; head table at a banquet. As director of the Rehabilitation Services Administration in HEW, Mary Switzer implemented the overhaul of rehabilitation services for the blind through her Research and Demonstration Program between 1954 and 1970. She vigorously backed orientation and mobility with $5 million in research grants over those years. Dr. Richard Hoover was the father of the long cane travel technique developed at Valley Forge Army General Hospital at the end of WWII.

Print Size: 8 x 10"

Date: ca. 1965

Credit Line: Gift of Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Subjects: Orientation and mobility Rehabilitation