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American Council of the Blind Archives

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-279

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, minutes, legislation, reports, and publications about the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), which began in 1940, and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) which split from the NFB to become a separate organization in 1961. The Braille Forum Journal is shelved with the collection. It contains journals from 1962-2004 and is not a complete set.

Dates

  • 1941-2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is unprocessed. Contact Special Collections Librarian in advance for information on access to this collection.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

12.6 Linear Feet (Contains 24 document boxes and 9 pamphlet boxes)

Language

English

Abstract

Dr. James Megivern, former professor of philosophy and religion at UNCW received this collection from the archives of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and used the materials to compile a history of the organization.  He and his wife Majorie Megivern published this organizational history titled, People of Vision:  A History of the American Council of the Blind, in 2003.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Dr. James Megivern in 2005.
Title
American Council of the Blind Archives
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Katie McClamrock
Date
12/10/2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

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