Volunteers Service for the Blind (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID: 
URB 27
Date: 
1923-1964
Footage: 
11.5 cubic feet
Collecting Area: 

Subjects:

 

Historical Note

A private agency which provides books and other publications in braille.


Organization and Arrangement

The records have been organized into four series as follows:

Series I. Administrative. Annual reports, Board of Directors minutes and reports, and financial records.

Series II. Alphabetical File. Blind organizations, publishers, individuals connected with VSB, Free Library of Philadelphia, Library of Congress, and social service agencies.

Series III. Campbell Soup Cookbook. Correspondence.


Series IV. Scrapbooks.



Acquisition Information


Deposited by the organization through Jennifer Beck, Executive Director, 1971. Accession no. 102.


Inventory
 

Series I: Administrative

Box 1

URB 27/I/1 History and function
URB 27/I/2 Charter and by-laws
URB 27/I/3 Annual reports 1945, 1947, 1951
URB 27/I/4 Annual reports 1954-1955
URB 27/I/5 Annual reports 1956
URB 27/I/6 Annual reports 1957
URB 27/I/7 Annual reports 1958
URB 27/I/8 Annual reports 1959
URB 27/I/9 Annual reports 1960
URB 27/I/10 Annual reports 1963-1964
URB 27/I/11 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1944-1945
URB 27/I/12 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1946
URB 27/I/13 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1946
URB 27/I/14 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1946
URB 27/I/15 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1947
URB 27/I/16 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1947
URB 27/I/17 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1948
URB 27/I/18 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1949
URB 27/I/19 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1950
URB 27/I/20 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1954-1955
URB 27/I/21 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1957-1958
URB 27/I/22 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1959
URB 27/I/23 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1960
URB 27/I/24 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1961
URB 27/I/25 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1962
URB 27/I/26 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1962
URB 27/I/27 Board of Directors--meetings and reports 1963-1964

Box 2

URB 27/I/28 Day reports January-March 1945
URB 27/I/29 Day reports April-May 1945
URB 27/I/30 Day reports June-August 1945
URB 27/I/31 Executive Committee--meetings and reports 1956- 1960
URB 27/I/32 Financial--Treasurer's monthly reports 1946-1947
URB 27/I/33 Financial--Treasurer's monthly reports 1948
URB 27/I/34 Financial--Treasurer's monthly reports 1949
URB 27/I/35 Financial--Treasurer's monthly reports 1950
URB 27/I/36 Financial--Audits 1945-1946
URB 27/I/37 Financial--Audits 1947-1948
URB 27/I/38 Financial--Audits 1949-1951
URB 27/I/39 Financial--Audits 1952-1953
URB 27/I/40 Financial--Audits 1954-1955
URB 27/I/41 Financial--Audits 1956-1957
URB 27/I/42 Financial--Audits 1958-1959
URB 27/I/43 Financial--Audits 1960-1961
URB 27/I/44 Financial--Audits 1962
URB 27/I/45 Financial--Audits 1963
URB 27/I/46 Financial--Audits 1964
URB 27/I/47 Financial--Contracts 1949, 1954
URB 27/I/48 Financial--Insurance 1957
URB 27/I/49 Financial--Miscellaneous correspondence 1954-1955
URB 27/I/50 Financial--Miscellaneous correspondence 1956
URB 27/I/51 Management Committee--meeting 1963
URB 27/I/52 Publicity 1943
URB 27/I/53 Publicity 1954-1955
URB 27/I/54 Publicity circular 1954
URB 27/I/55 Renewing seal 1962
URB 27/I/56 Work reports--forms

Series II: Alphabetical File

Box 3

URB 27/II/1 "A" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/2 "A" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/3 "A" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/4 Abbott, Mrs. George F. 1949
URB 27/II/5 Aids and devices 1946
URB 27/II/6 Alcoholics Anonymous 1953-1954, 1957
URB 27/II/7 Alcoholics Anonymous 1959-1963
URB 27/II/8 Altorfer, Leonora C. 1960-1964
URB 27/II/9 American Association of Blind Workers 1947-1952
URB 27/II/10 American Association of Blind Workers 1957-1958
URB 27/II/11 American Association of Blind Workers 1958
URB 27/II/12 American Association of Blind Workers 1958
URB 27/II/13 American Association of Blind Workers 1959
URB 27/II/14 American Association of Blind Workers 1959
URB 27/II/15 American Association of Blind Workers 1960
URB 27/II/16 American Association of Blind Workers 1960
URB 27/II/17 American Association of Blind Workers 1960
URB 27/II/18 American Association of Blind Workers 1960
URB 27/II/19 American Association of Blind Workers 1961
URB 27/II/20 American Association of Blind Workers 1961
URB 27/II/21 American Association of Blind Workers 1961
URB 27/II/22 American Association of Blind Workers 1962
URB 27/II/23 American Association of Blind Workers 1962
URB 27/II/24 American Association of Blind Workers 1962

Box 4

URB 27/II/25 American Association of Blind Workers 1963
URB 27/II/26 American Association of Blind Workers 1963
URB 27/II/27 American Association of Blind Workers 1964
URB 27/II/28 American Association of Blind Workers 1964
URB 27/II/29 American Baptist Publication Society 1957-1958
URB 27/II/30 American Baptist Publication Society 1959-1961
URB 27/II/31 American Baptist Publication Society 1962-1964
URB 27/II/32 American Bible Society 1956-1962
URB 27/II/33 American Blind Bowling Association, Inc. 1961-1964
URB 27/II/34 American Foundation for the Blind 1945-1948
URB 27/II/35 American Foundation for the Blind 1950-1954
URB 27/II/36 American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 1946-1957
URB 27/II/37 American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 1958-1959
URB 27/II/38 American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 1960
URB 27/II/39 American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 1961-1962
URB 27/II/40 American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 1963-1964
URB 27/II/41 American Red Cross 1930-1934
URB 27/II/42 American Red Cross 1945-1949
URB 27/II/43 American Thermoform Corporation 1961-1963
URB 27/II/44 American Type Founders, Wire Stitcher 1961
URB 27/II/45 Anderson,-Dorothy 1961, 1963-1964
URB 27/II/46 Anderson, Herbert L. 1957-1960
URB 27/II/47 Angney, David 1959-1962
URB 27/II/48 "B" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/49 "B" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/50 "B" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/51 "B" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/52 "B" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/53 "B" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/54 "B" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/55 "B" miscellaneous

Box 5

URB 27/II/56 Bayer, Helen 1949, 1957-1960
URB 27/II/57 Beasley, Mrs. E. B. 1959-1960
URB 27/II/58 Beatty, Helen D., estate of 1955
URB 27/II/59 Bell Telephone Company 1945-1947, 1957-1964
URB 27/II/60 Benham, T. A. 1954-1960
URB 27/II/61 Blinded Veterans Association 1955-1958
URB 27/II/62 Blinded Veterans Association 1959-1960
URB 27/II/63 Braille transcribing classes 1947
URB 27/II/64 Braille transcribing classes 1948
URB 27/II/65 Braille transcribing classes 1949
URB 27/II/66 Braille transcribing classes 1957
URB 27/II/67 Braille transcribing classes 1958
URB 27/II/68 Braille transcribing classes 1959
URB 27/II/69 Braille transcribing classes 1963-1964
URB 27/II/70 Braille machines 1933-1957
URB 27/II/71 Braille--College and University survey
URB 27/II/72 Braille--College and University survey
URB 27/II/73 Brehman, Mrs. A. Balfour 1957-1960
URB 27/II/74 "C" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/75 "C" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/76 "C" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/77 "C" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/78 "C" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/79 "C" miscellaneous

Box 6

URB 27/II/80 Carey, George H. 1958-1961
URB 27/II/81 Caron Spinning Company 1958-1959
URB 27/II/82 China Inland Mission 1948, 1956-1961
URB 27/II/83 Chisholm, Cameron 1958-1962
URB 27/II/84 Chisholm, Cameron 1962
URB 27/II/85 Chisholm, Cameron 1962
URB 27/II/86 Chisholm, Cameron 1963
URB 27/II/87 Chisholm, Cameron 1963
URB 27/II/88 Chisholm, Cameron 1963
URB 27/II/89 Chisholm, Cameron 1964-1965
URB 27/II/90 Coe, Margaret E., estate of 1954
URB 27/II/91 Conference on Volunteer Activities in Reading Books 1952
URB 27/II/92 Cycleweld Cement Products 1956-1958
URB 27/II/93 "D" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/94 "D" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/95 "D" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/96 "D" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/97 "D" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/98 "E" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/99 "E" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/100 "E" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/101 Esperanto 1954
URB 27/II/102 Everett, Martha T.--public relations 1953-1955
URB 27/II/103 Everett, Martha T.--public relations 1955, 1958

Box 7

URB 27/II/104 "F" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/105 "F" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/106 "F" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/107 Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company 1950-1954
URB 27/II/108 The First Pennsylvania Banking and Trust Company 1958-1964
URB 27/II/109 Flat Bed Press 1960-1962
URB 27/II/110 Frankford Arsenal 1953-1956
URB 27/II/111 Free Library of Philadelphia 1952, 1956-1957
URB 27/II/112 Free Library of Philadelphia 1958-1959
URB 27/II/113 Free Library of Philadelphia 1960-1961
URB 27/II/114 Free Library of Philadelphia 1962-1964
URB 27/II/115 "G" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/116 "G" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/117 "G" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/118 "G" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/119 "G" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/120 "G" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/121 Gimbel awards 1950-1957
URB 27/II/122 Girard Trust Bank 1956-1961
URB 27/II/123 Grading--Braille 1947
URB 27/II/124 Graphic Arts Review 1958-1959

Box 8

URB 27/II/125 "H" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/126 "H" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/127 "H" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/128 "H" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/129 Hall, Charles 1957
URB 27/II/130 Hassrick, Romain C. 1957-1964
URB 27/II/131 Haushalter, Walter M. 1959-1963
URB 27/II/132 Health and Welfare Council, Philadelphia 1960-1962
URB 27/II/133 Holton, John S. W., estate of 1955
URB 27/II/134 The Howe Memorial Press 1947-1951
URB 27/II/135 The Howe Memorial Press 1952
URB 27/II/136 The Howe Memorial Press 1953-1954
URB 27/II/137 The Howe Memorial Press 1955-1958
URB 27/II/138 The Howe Memorial Press 1959-1964
URB 27/II/139 "I" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/140 Information re Volunteer Services for the Blind 1948-1950
URB 27/II/141 "J" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/142 Jack and Jill Magazine 1956-1963
URB 27/II/143 Jewish Braille Institute of America 1949-1959

Box 9

URB 27/II/144 "K" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/145 "K" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/146 "K" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/147 "L" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/148 "L" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/149 "L" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/150 Ladies Home Journal 1962-1963
URB 27/II/151 Lavin, Katherine, memorial fund
URB 27/II/152 Lawrence, E. Hibbard, estate of 1956
URB 27/II/153 Letters of appreciation 1952-1959
URB 27/II/154 The Lighthouse for the Blind 1954-1960
URB 27/II/155 Lions Clubs 1948-1954
URB 27/II/156 Lions Clubs 1955-1959
URB 27/II/157 "Mc" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/158 McCoy, Albert 1957-1960
URB 27/II/159 McCoy, Albert 1961
URB 27/II/160 McCoy, Albert 1962-1964
URB 27/II/161 "M" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/162 "M" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/163 "M" miscellaneous

Box 10

URB 27/II/164 Madara, Edward S. 1962-1963
URB 27/II/165 Maryknoll, A Field Afar--magazine 1952-1953
URB 27/II/166 Maryknoll, A Field Afar--magazine 1954-1957
URB 27/II/167 Maryknoll, A Field Afar--magazine 1958-1960
URB 27/II/168 Masland Foundation 1952-1964
URB 27/II/169 Modern Club of Philadelphia 1957-1964
URB 27/II/170 Moore, Mary W. 1958-1959
URB 27/II/171 "N" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/172 "N" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/173 "N" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/174 "N" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/175 "N" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/176 National Braille Club 1963
URB 27/II/177 National Committee on Special Recording 1951
URB 27/II/178 National Retirement Plan 1947-1950
URB 27/II/179 New York Guild for the Jewish Blind 1957-1960
URB 27/II/180 "O" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/181 "O" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/182 "O" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/183 Overbrook School for the Blind 1957-1960

Box 11

URB 27/II/184 "P" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/185 "P" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/186 "P" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/187 Paine, Stephen W. 1958-1959
URB 27/II/188 Passmore, Mr. and Mrs. S. Allen 1956-1960
URB 27/II/189 Passmore, Mr. and Mrs. S. Allen 1961-1964
URB 27/II/190 Pennsylvania. Department of Public Instruction 1954-1955
URB 27/II/191 Pennsylvania. Department of Public Welfare 1946-1950
URB 27/II/192 Pennsylvania. Department of Public Welfare 1951-1963
URB 27/II/193 Pennsylvania. Department of State 1956-1962
URB 27/II/194 Pennsylvania Association for the Blind 1946-1947
URB 27/II/195 Pennsylvania Association for the Blind 1947-1948
URB 27/II/196 Pennsylvania Association for the Blind 1949
URB 27/II/197 Pennsylvania Association for the Blind 1950
URB 27/II/198 Pennsylvania Association for the Blind 1952-1960
URB 27/II/199 The Pennsylvania Company 1955-1962
URB 27/II/200 Pennsylvania Home Teaching Society 1945-1950
URB 27/II/201 Pennsylvania Home Teaching Society 1952-1958
URB 27/II/202 Pennsylvania Home Teaching Society 1959-1964
URB 27/II/203 Pennsylvania Federation of the Blind 1950, 1958, 1964
URB 27/II/204 Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men 1955-1963
URB 27/II/205 Peters, Robert K. 1958-1960
URB 27/II/206 Philadelphia. Department of Collections 1957-1959

Box 12

URB 27/II/207 Philadelphia Foundation 1949-1958
URB 27/II/208 Philadelphia Foundation 1959-1962
URB 27/II/209 Philadelphia Foundation 1963-1964
URB 27/II/210 Presbyterian Life 1963
URB 27/II/211 "Q" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/212 "R" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/213 "R" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/214 "R" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/215 "R" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/216 Recording for the Blind, Inc. 1957-1964
URB 27/II/217 Riddle, E. H. 1958-1963
URB 27/II/218 Rittenhouse Square Flower Mart 1963-1964
URB 27/II/219 Rohm and Hass 1950-1954
URB 27/II/220 Rohm and Hass 1957-1962
URB 27/II/221 Rollins, Mrs. R. 1960-1962
URB 27/II/222 Rosenau Brothers, Inc. 1956-1964
URB 27/II/223 Rosenau, Mrs. F. 1959-1963
URB 27/II/224 Rotary Club of Philadelphia 1956-1964
URB 27/II/225 Roush, J. Edward 1960
URB 27/II/226 "S" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/227 "S" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/228 "S" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/229 "S" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/230 "S" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/231 "S" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/232 "S" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/233 "S" miscellaneous

Box 13

URB 27/II/234 Satterthwaite, Ralph 1947
URB 27/II/235 Schmidt Foundation 1952-1964
URB 27/II/236 Seeing Eye, Inc. 1954-1955
URB 27/II/237 Seeing Eye, Inc. 1959-1963
URB 27/II/238 Shinners, John J., Jr. 1947, 1958-1964
URB 27/II/239 Skinner, Kathryn G., estate of 1956
URB 27/II/240 Soundscriber 1947
URB 27/II/241 Soundscriber 1948-1955
URB 27/II/242 State Council for the Blind 1954-1958
URB 27/II/243 Stereotyping machines 1956-1963
URB 27/II/244 "T" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/245 "T" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/246 "T" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/247 "T" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/248 "T" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/249 Talks 1958
URB 27/II/250 Teleflex, Inc. 1959-1964
URB 27/II/251 Towers, Perrin, Forster and Crosby, Inc. 1958-1964
URB 27/II/252 Towers, Mrs. John Alder 1958-1964
URB 27/II/253 Towers, John Adler 1953
URB 27/II/254 Towers, John Adler January-February 1954
URB 27/II/255 Towers, John Adler March 1954
URB 27/II/256 Towers, John Adler April-August 1954
URB 27/II/257 Towers, John Adler September-October 1954
URB 27/II/258 Towers, John Adler November 1954
URB 27/II/259 Towers, John Adler December 1954

Box 14

URB 27/II/260 Towers, John Adler January-February 1955
URB 27/II/261 Towers, John Adler March 1955
URB 27/II/262 Towers, John Adler April-June 1955
URB 27/II/263 Towers, John Adler July-November 1955
URB 27/II/264 Towers, John Adler December 1955
URB 27/II/265 Towers, John Adler January-September 1956
URB 27/II/266 Towers, John Adler October-December 1956, 1957
URB 27/II/267 Towers, John Adler--Philadelphia Foundation 1954-1956
URB 27/II/268 Towers, John Adler--Philadelphia Foundation 1954-1956
URB 27/II/269 Towers, John Adler--Estate of Helen O. Groome 1954-1956
URB 27/II/270 "U" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/271 United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1955-1956
URB 27/II/272 United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1957
URB 27/II/273 United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1958
URB 27/II/274 United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1959
URB 27/II/275 United States. Library of Congress 1947
URB 27/II/276 United States. Library of Congress 1948
URB 27/II/277 United States. Library of Congress 1949-1950
URB 27/II/278 United States. Library of Congress 1951-1954
URB 27/II/279 United States. Library of Congress 1957-1958
URB 27/II/280 United States. Library of Congress 1959
URB 27/II/281 United States. Library of Congress 1960
URB 27/II/282 United States. Library of Congress 1961

Box 15

URB 27/II/283 United States. Library of Congress 1962
URB 27/II/284 United States. Library of Congress 1963-1964
URB 27/II/285 United States. Post Office 1960, 1963-1964
URB 27/II/286 "V" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/287 "W" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/288 "W" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/289 "W" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/290 "W" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/291 Wagner, Robert R. 1960, 1962
URB 27/II/292 Wagner-Taylor Company 1944-1952
URB 27/II/293 Washington Services 1946-1947
URB 27/II/294 Week for the Blind 1946-1960
URB 27/II/295 WFLN 1954-1960
URB 27/II/296 Xavier Society for the Blind 1958-1960
URB 27/II/297 "Y" miscellaneous
URB 27/II/298 "Z" miscellaneous

Series III: Campbell Soup Cookbook

1-5 Correspondence 1966-1969

Box 16

6-17 Correspondence 1966-1969

Box 17

18-30 Correspondence 1966-1969

Box 18

31-47 Correspondence 1966-1969

Series IV: Scrapbooks

Box 19

URB 27/IV/1 Scrapbook 1923-1931
URB 27/IV/2 Scrapbook 1932-1933
URB 27/IV/3 Scrapbook 1934

Box 20

URB 27/IV/4 Scrapbook 1935
URB 27/IV/5 Scrapbook 1936
URB 27/IV/6 Scrapbook 1937

Box 21

URB 27/IV/7 Scrapbook 1938
URB 27/IV/8 Scrapbook 1939

Box 22

URB 27/IV/9 Scrapbook 1940
URB 27/IV/10 Scrapbook 1943
URB 27/IV/11 Scrapbook 1955