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Corporate Archives

The American Printing House for the Blind collected materials documenting the history of education of people with vision loss almost from its founding in 1858. In 1994, with the creation of the museum department, the company took a more deliberate approach to the collection and preservation of important business records.

The mission of the corporate archives of the American Printing House for the Blind is to acquire, preserve and provide information from records of permanent value that document the rich history of APH. These materials record the founding, development, growth, organization, management, and achievements of the American Printing House for the Blind.

The archives are housed at the Printing House’s headquarters at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. Most of the collection is available for outside researchers. Individual inquiries can be processed and answered by the archives staff. More extensive research should be carried out in person in Louisville, by appointment. For more information call 1-502-899-2364.