American Council of the Blind Archives
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.
- American Council of the Blind (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is unprocessed. Contact Special Collections Librarian in advance for information on access to this collection.
Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
12.6 Linear Feet (Contains 24 document boxes and 9 pamphlet boxes)
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.
This collection was donated by Dr. James Megivern in 2005.
- American Council of the Blind Archives
- Partially Processed
- Katie McClamrock
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note