Report Volume 76-80

Report Volume 76-80

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... pupil delinquencies " is a splendid proof of its value. It is gratifying, too, to see the growing usefulness of the library of embossed books and of the Howe Memorial Press which feeds it. During the year ending September 1, 1907, only about a fourth as much reading matter appeared from this press as appeared last year, or 426 pages of line type as against 1,768 pages of Braille; and, whereas in the former year but three new books were published, in the latter there were 36. These 36 were chiefly short stories chosen for the general reader. Editions of fifty were bound up. Twelve or more copies were placed in our library, and the fact immediately published in the periodical magazines for the blind that they could be borrowed for the asking by anyone anywhere. This increased the yearly outside circulation of our library from 2,342 to 4,507, and the number of the borrowers from 563 to 872. There had been a slight but steady growth in this circulation ever since the free mailing concession went into effect in 1904; but never before has the increase been so large and so immediate as since we began to issue our stories in Braille and took means to put them into general circulation. Why, the amount of wrapping paper used this year was four reams and its value $48; even the twine required cost about $16. Those persons who are interested in the application of the funds of the Howe Memorial Press will be glad to know that within the year books and apparatus made by us for the use of the blind have been presented to libraries and individuals to the value of $854.85. The year has been a signally prosperous one in our department of music. Here, too, the printing activities have been unmatched in former years. It was our first full year since...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689166X
  • 9781236891662