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

Collection ID

URB 27

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Description

Collection Summary

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

Dates
1923-1964      

Collection ID
URB 27

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

Quantity
11.5 linear feet (22 boxes)     

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.        

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

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

Description of Collection

This collection contains annual reports; Board of Directors minutes and reports; administrative records; financial records; records related to blind organizations, publishers, individuals , the Free Library of Philadelphia, Library of Congress, and social service agencies; correspondence; and scrapbooks by and related to the Volunteers Service for the Blind.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 4 series as follows:

Series 1: Administrative, 1944-1964
Series 2: Alphabetical File, 1930-1964
Series 3: Campbell Soup Cookbook, 1966-1969
Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1923-1955

Series 1: Administrative, contains annual reports, Board of Directors minutes and reports, and financial records.

Series 2: Alphabetical File, contains records related to blind organizations, publishers, individuals connected with VSB, Free Library of Philadelphia, Library of Congress, and social service agencies.

Series 3: Campbell Soup Cookbook, contains correspondence.

Series 4: Scrapbooks, contains scrapbooks.

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Volunteers Service for the Blind (Philadelphia, Pa.) are in custody of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Volunteers Service for the Blind (Philadelphia, Pa.), URB 27, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the organization through Jennifer Beck, Executive Director, 1971, Accession 102.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.                   

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate names:
Volunteers Service for the Blind (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Blind Services for -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Articles of incorporation
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Financial records
Histories
Minutes
Reports
Scrapbooks

Inventory

Series 1: Administrative, 1944-1964

1          1          History and function          undated

1          2          Charter and bylaws         undated

1          3          Annual reports          1945, 1947, 1951

1          4          Annual reports          1954-1955

1          5          Annual reports          1956

1          6          Annual reports          1957

1          7          Annual reports          1958

1          8          Annual reports          1959

1          9          Annual reports          1960

1          10          Annual reports          1963-1964

1          11          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1944-1945

1          12          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1946

1          13          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1946

1          14          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1946

1          15          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1947

1          16          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1947

1          17          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1948

1          18          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1949

1          19          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1950

1          20          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1954-1955

1          21          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1957-1958

1          22          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1959

1          23          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1960

1          24          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1961

1          25          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1962

1          26          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1962

1          27          Board of Directors: meetings and reports          1963-1964

2          28          Day reports          January-March 1945

2          29          Day reports          April-May 1945

2          30          Day reports          June-August 1945

2          31          Executive Committee: meetings and reports          1956-1960

2          32          Financial: Treasurer's monthly reports          1946-1947

2          33          Financial: Treasurer's monthly reports          1948

2          34          Financial: Treasurer's monthly reports          1949

2          35          Financial: Treasurer's monthly reports          1950

2          36          Financial: Audits          1945-1946

2          37          Financial: Audits          1947-1948

2          38          Financial: Audits          1949-1951

2          39          Financial: Audits          1952-1953

2          40          Financial: Audits          1954-1955

2          41          Financial: Audits          1956-1957

2          42          Financial: Audits          1958-1959

2          43          Financial: Audits          1960-1961

2          44          Financial: Audits          1962

2          45          Financial: Audits          1963

2          46          Financial: Audits          1964

2          47          Financial: Contracts          1949, 1954

2          48          Financial: Insurance          1957

2          49          Financial: Miscellaneous correspondence          1954-1955

2          50          Financial: Miscellaneous correspondence          1956

2          51          Management Committee: meeting          1963

2          52          Publicity          1943

2          53          Publicity          1954-1955

2          54          Publicity circular          1954

2          55          Renewing seal          1962

2          56          Work reports: forms         undated

Series 2: Alphabetical File, 1930-1964

3          1          "A" miscellaneous         undated

3          2          "A" miscellaneous         undated

3          3          "A" miscellaneous         undated

3          4          Abbott, Mrs. George F.          1949

3          5          Aids and devices          1946

3          6          Alcoholics Anonymous          1953-1954, 1957

3          7          Alcoholics Anonymous          1959-1963

3          8          Altorfer, Leonora C.          1960-1964

3          9          American Association of Blind Workers          1947-1952

3          10          American Association of Blind Workers          1957-1958

3          11          American Association of Blind Workers          1958

3          12          American Association of Blind Workers          1958

3          13          American Association of Blind Workers          1959

3          14          American Association of Blind Workers          1959

3          15          American Association of Blind Workers          1960

3          16          American Association of Blind Workers          1960

3          17          American Association of Blind Workers          1960

3          18          American Association of Blind Workers          1960

3          19          American Association of Blind Workers          1961

3          20          American Association of Blind Workers          1961

3          21          American Association of Blind Workers          1961

3          22          American Association of Blind Workers          1962

3          23          American Association of Blind Workers          1962

3          24          American Association of Blind Workers          1962

4          25          American Association of Blind Workers          1963

4          26          American Association of Blind Workers          1963

4          27          American Association of Blind Workers          1964

4          28          American Association of Blind Workers          1964

4          29          American Baptist Publication Society          1957-1958

4          30          American Baptist Publication Society          1959-1961

4          31          American Baptist Publication Society          1962-1964

4          32          American Bible Society          1956-1962

4          33          American Blind Bowling Association, Inc.          1961-1964

4          34          American Foundation for the Blind          1945-1948

4          35          American Foundation for the Blind          1950-1954

4          36          American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.          1946-1957

4          37          American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.          1958-1959

4          38          American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.          1960

4          39          American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.          1961-1962

4          40          American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.          1963-1964

4          41          American Red Cross          1930-1934

4          42          American Red Cross          1945-1949

4          43          American Thermoform Corporation          1961-1963

4          44          American Type Founders, Wire Stitcher          1961

4          45          Anderson,-Dorothy          1961, 1963-1964

4          46          Anderson, Herbert L.          1957-1960

4          47          Angney, David          1959-1962

4          48          “B” miscellaneous         undated

4          49          “B” miscellaneous         undated

4          50          “B” miscellaneous         undated

4          51          “B” miscellaneous         undated

4          52          “B” miscellaneous         undated

4          53          “B” miscellaneous         undated

4          54          “B” miscellaneous         undated

4          55          “B” miscellaneous         undated

5          56          Bayer, Helen          1949, 1957-1960

5          57          Beasley, Mrs. E. B.          1959-1960

5          58          Beatty, Helen D., estate          1955

5          59          Bell Telephone Company          1945-1947, 1957-1964

5          60          Benham, T. A.          1954-1960

5          61          Blinded Veterans Association          1955-1958

5          62          Blinded Veterans Association          1959-1960

5          63          Braille transcribing classes          1947

5          64          Braille transcribing classes          1948

5          65          Braille transcribing classes          1949

5          66          Braille transcribing classes          1957

5          67          Braille transcribing classes          1958

5          68          Braille transcribing classes          1959

5          69          Braille transcribing classes          1963-1964

5          70          Braille machines          1933-1957

5          71          Braille: College and University survey         undated

5          72          Braille: College and University survey         undated

5          73          Brehman, Mrs. A. Balfour          1957-1960

5          74          “C” miscellaneous         undated

5          75          “C” miscellaneous         undated

5          76          “C” miscellaneous         undated

5          77          “C” miscellaneous         undated

5          78          “C” miscellaneous         undated

5          79          “C” miscellaneous         undated

6          80          Carey, George H.          1958-1961

6          81          Caron Spinning Company          1958-1959

6          82          China Inland Mission          1948, 1956-1961

6          83          Chisholm, Cameron          1958-1962

6          84          Chisholm, Cameron          1962

6          85          Chisholm, Cameron          1962

6          86          Chisholm, Cameron          1963

6          87          Chisholm, Cameron          1963

6          88          Chisholm, Cameron          1963

6          89          Chisholm, Cameron          1964-1965

6          90          Coe, Margaret E., estate of          1954

6          91          Conference on Volunteer Activities in Reading Books          1952

6          92          Cycleweld Cement Products          1956-1958

6          93          “D” miscellaneous         undated

6          94          “D” miscellaneous         undated

6          95          “D” miscellaneous         undated

6          96          “D” miscellaneous         undated

6          97          “D” miscellaneous         undated

6          98          “E” miscellaneous         undated

6          99          “E” miscellaneous         undated

6          100          “E” miscellaneous         undated

6          101          Esperanto          1954

6          102          Everett, Martha T.: public relations          1953-1955

6          103          Everett, Martha T.: public relations          1955, 1958

7          104          “F” miscellaneous         undated

7          105          “F” miscellaneous         undated

7          106          “F” miscellaneous         undated

7          107          Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company          1950-1954

7          108          The First Pennsylvania Banking and Trust Company          1958-1964

7          109          Flat Bed Press          1960-1962

7          110          Frankford Arsenal          1953-1956

7          111          Free Library of Philadelphia          1952, 1956-1957

7          112          Free Library of Philadelphia          1958-1959

7          113          Free Library of Philadelphia          1960-1961

7          114          Free Library of Philadelphia          1962-1964

7          115          “G” miscellaneous         undated

7          116          “G” miscellaneous         undated

7          117          “G” miscellaneous         undated

7          118          “G” miscellaneous         undated

7          119          “G” miscellaneous         undated

7          120          “G” miscellaneous         undated

7          121          Gimbel awards          1950-1957

7          122          Girard Trust Bank          1956-1961

7          123          Grading: Braille          1947

7          124          Graphic Arts Review          1958-1959

8          125          “H” miscellaneous         undated

8          126          “H” miscellaneous         undated

8          127          “H” miscellaneous         undated

8          128          “H” miscellaneous         undated

8          129          Hall, Charles          1957

8          130          Hassrick, Romain C.          1957-1964

8          131          Haushalter, Walter M.          1959-1963

8          132          Health and Welfare Council, Philadelphia          1960-1962

8          133          Holton, John S. W., estate of          1955

8          134          The Howe Memorial Press          1947-1951

8          135          The Howe Memorial Press          1952

8          136          The Howe Memorial Press          1953-1954

8          137          The Howe Memorial Press          1955-1958

8          138          The Howe Memorial Press          1959-1964

8          139          “I” miscellaneous         undated

8          140          Information re Volunteer Services for the Blind          1948-1950

8          141          “J” miscellaneous         undated

8          142         Jack and Jill Magazine          1956-1963

8          143          Jewish Braille Institute of America          1949-1959

9          144          “K” miscellaneous         undated

9          145          “K” miscellaneous         undated

9          146          “K” miscellaneous         undated

9          147          “L” miscellaneous         undated

9          148          “L” miscellaneous         undated

9          149          “L” miscellaneous         undated

9          150          Ladies Home Journal          1962-1963

9          151          Lavin, Katherine, memorial fund         undated

9          152          Lawrence, E. Hibbard, estate of          1956

9          153          Letters of appreciation          1952-1959

9          154          The Lighthouse for the Blind          1954-1960

9          155          Lions Clubs          1948-1954

9          156          Lions Clubs          1955-1959

9          157          "Mc" miscellaneous         undated

9          158          McCoy, Albert          1957-1960

9          159          McCoy, Albert          1961

9          160          McCoy, Albert          1962-1964

9          161          “M” miscellaneous         undated

9          162          “M” miscellaneous         undated

9          163          “M” miscellaneous         undated

10          164          Madara, Edward S.          1962-1963

10          165          Maryknoll, A Field Afar: magazine          1952-1953

10          166          Maryknoll, A Field Afar: magazine          1954-1957

10          167          Maryknoll, A Field Afar: magazine          1958-1960

10          168          Masland Foundation          1952-1964

10          169          Modern Club of Philadelphia          1957-1964

10          170          Moore, Mary W.          1958-1959

10          171          “N” miscellaneous         undated

10          172          “N” miscellaneous         undated

10          173          “N” miscellaneous         undated

10          174          “N” miscellaneous         undated

10          175          “N” miscellaneous         undated

10          176          National Braille Club          1963

10          177          National Committee on Special Recording          1951

10          178          National Retirement Plan          1947-1950

10          179          New York Guild for the Jewish Blind          1957-1960

10          180          “O” miscellaneous         undated

10          181          “O” miscellaneous         undated

10          182          “O” miscellaneous         undated

10          183          Overbrook School for the Blind          1957-1960

11          184          “P” miscellaneous         undated

11          185          “P” miscellaneous         undated

11          186          “P” miscellaneous         undated

11          187          Paine, Stephen W.          1958-1959

11          188          Passmore, Mr. and Mrs. S. Allen          1956-1960

11          189          Passmore, Mr. and Mrs. S. Allen          1961-1964

11          190          Pennsylvania. Department of Public Instruction          1954-1955

11          191          Pennsylvania. Department of Public Welfare          1946-1950

11          192          Pennsylvania. Department of Public Welfare          1951-1963

11          193          Pennsylvania. Department of State          1956-1962

11          194          Pennsylvania Association for the Blind          1946-1947

11          195          Pennsylvania Association for the Blind          1947-1948

11          196          Pennsylvania Association for the Blind          1949

11          197          Pennsylvania Association for the Blind          1950

11          198          Pennsylvania Association for the Blind          1952-1960

11          199          The Pennsylvania Company          1955-1962

11          200          Pennsylvania Home Teaching Society          1945-1950

11          201          Pennsylvania Home Teaching Society          1952-1958

11          202          Pennsylvania Home Teaching Society          1959-1964

11          203          Pennsylvania Federation of the Blind          1950, 1958, 1964

11          204          Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men          1955-1963

11          205          Peters, Robert K.          1958-1960

11          206          Philadelphia. Department of Collections          1957-1959

12          207          Philadelphia Foundation          1949-1958

12          208          Philadelphia Foundation          1959-1962

12          209          Philadelphia Foundation          1963-1964

12          210          Presbyterian Life          1963

12          211          "Q" miscellaneous         undated

12          212          “R” miscellaneous         undated

12          213          “R” miscellaneous         undated

12          214          “R” miscellaneous         undated

12          215          “R” miscellaneous         undated

12          216          Recording for the Blind, Inc.          1957-1964

12          217          Riddle, E. H.          1958-1963

12          218          Rittenhouse Square Flower Mart          1963-1964

12          219          Rohm and Hass          1950-1954

12          220          Rohm and Hass          1957-1962

12          221          Rollins, Mrs. R.          1960-1962

12          222          Rosenau Brothers, Inc.          1956-1964

12          223          Rosenau, Mrs. F.          1959-1963

12          224          Rotary Club of Philadelphia          1956-1964

12          225          Roush, J. Edward          1960

12          226          “S” miscellaneous         undated

12          227          “S” miscellaneous         undated

12          228          “S” miscellaneous         undated

12          229          “S” miscellaneous         undated

12          230          “S” miscellaneous         undated

12          231          “S” miscellaneous         undated

12          232          “S” miscellaneous         undated

12          233          “S” miscellaneous         undated

13          234          Satterthwaite, Ralph          1947

13          235          Schmidt Foundation          1952-1964

13          236          Seeing Eye, Inc.          1954-1955

13          237          Seeing Eye, Inc.          1959-1963

13          238          Shinners, John J., Jr.          1947, 1958-1964

13          239          Skinner, Kathryn G., estate of          1956

13          240          Soundscriber          1947

13          241          Soundscriber          1948-1955

13          242          State Council for the Blind          1954-1958

13          243          Stereotyping machines          1956-1963

13          244          "T" miscellaneous         undated

13          245          "T" miscellaneous         undated

13          246          "T" miscellaneous         undated

13          247          "T" miscellaneous         undated

13          248          "T" miscellaneous         undated

13          249          Talks          1958

13          250          Teleflex, Inc.          1959-1964

13          251          Towers, Perrin, Forster and Crosby, Inc.          1958-1964

13          252          Towers, Mrs. John Alder          1958-1964

13          253          Towers, John Adler          1953

13          254          Towers, John Adler          January-February 1954

13          255          Towers, John Adler          March 1954

13          256          Towers, John Adler          April-August 1954

13          257          Towers, John Adler          September-October 1954

13          258          Towers, John Adler          November 1954

13          259          Towers, John Adler          December 1954

14          260          Towers, John Adler          January-February 1955

14          261          Towers, John Adler          March 1955

14          262          Towers, John Adler          April-June 1955

14          263          Towers, John Adler          July-November 1955

14          264          Towers, John Adler          December 1955

14          265          Towers, John Adler          January-September 1956

14          266          Towers, John Adler          October-December 1956, 1957

14          267          Towers, John Adler: Philadelphia Foundation          1954-1956

14          268          Towers, John Adler: Philadelphia Foundation          1954-1956

14          269          Towers, John Adler: Estate of Helen O. Groome          1954-1956

14          270          "U" miscellaneous         undated

14          271          United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare          1955-1956

14          272          United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1957

14          273          United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1958

14          274          United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1959

14          275          United States. Library of Congress          1947

14          276          United States. Library of Congress          1948

14          277          United States. Library of Congress          1949-1950

14          278          United States. Library of Congress          1951-1954

14          279          United States. Library of Congress          1957-1958

14          280          United States. Library of Congress          1959

14          281          United States. Library of Congress          1960

14          282          United States. Library of Congress          1961

15          283          United States. Library of Congress          1962

15          284          United States. Library of Congress          1963-1964

15          285          United States. Post Office          1960, 1963-1964

15          286          "V" miscellaneous         undated

15          287          "W" miscellaneous         undated

15          288          "W" miscellaneous         undated

15          289          "W" miscellaneous         undated

15          290          "W" miscellaneous         undated

15          291          Wagner, Robert R.          1960, 1962

15          292          Wagner-Taylor Company          1944-1952

15          293          Washington Services          1946-1947

15          294          Week for the Blind          1946-1960

15          295          WFLN          1954-1960

15          296          Xavier Society for the Blind          1958-1960

15          297          "Y" miscellaneous         undated

15          298          "Z" miscellaneous         undated

Series 3: Campbell Soup Cookbook, 1966-1969

15          1-5          Correspondence          1966-1969

16          6-17          Correspondence          1966-1969

17          18-30          Correspondence          1966-1969

18          31-47          Correspondence          1966-1969

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1923-1955

19          1          Scrapbook          1923-1931

19          2          Scrapbook          1932-1933

19          3          Scrapbook          1934

20          4          Scrapbook          1935

20          5          Scrapbook          1936

20          6          Scrapbook          1937

21          7          Scrapbook          1938

21          8          Scrapbook          1939

22          9          Scrapbook          1940

22          10          Scrapbook          1943

22          11          Scrapbook          1955