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Early History
  Why Talking Books?Why Talking Books?
  Two Men with a VisionTwo Men with a Vision
  The Making of  a Talking BookThe Making of a Talking Book

Developing Partnerships
  Pratt-Smoot Act: That All May ReadPratt-Smoot Act: That All May Read
  The Library of CongressThe Library of Congress
  Solely for the Use of the BlindSolely for the Use of the Blind

Helen Keller and Talking Books
  Helen's Initial Opposition to Talking BooksHelen's Initial Opposition to Talking Books
  Mutual AdmirationMutual Admiration
  A Change of MindA Change of Mind

Operations Begin
  The Library of Congress hires the American Foundation for the BlindThe Library of Congress hires the American Foundation for the Blind
  A Works Progress Administration ProjectA Works Progress Administration Project
  The American Printing House for the BlindThe American Printing House for the Blind
  More than 23,000 WPA Machines BuiltMore than 23,000 WPA Machines Built

Recording Technology Moves On
  A Changing Role for AFBA Changing Role for AFB
  Commercial Manufacture of Talking Book MachinesCommercial Manufacture of Talking Book Machines
  From Record Player to Cassette PlayerFrom Record Player to Cassette Player
  The Digital Talking BookThe Digital Talking Book

Celebrity Narrators
  Celebrity NarratorsCelebrity Narrators
  Maya Angelou (born 1928), American author and poetMaya Angelou (born 1928), American author and poet
  Lloyd Bridges (1913 - 1988), American actor Lloyd Bridges (1913 - 1988), American actor
  Ossie Davis (1917 - 2005), American actor and playwright Ossie Davis (1917 - 2005), American actor and playwright
  Edna Ferber (1885 - 1968), American author and playwright Edna Ferber (1885 - 1968), American author and playwright
  Eva LeGallienne (1899 - 1991), English actor and director Eva LeGallienne (1899 - 1991), English actor and director
  Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955), German author Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955), German author
  Alexander Scourby (1913 - 1985), American actor Alexander Scourby (1913 - 1985), American actor
  Piri Thomas (born 1928), Puerto Rican-Cuban American author and poet Piri Thomas (born 1928), Puerto Rican-Cuban American author and poet
  Harry S.Truman (1884 - 1972), 33rd President of the United States of AmericaHarry S.Truman (1884 - 1972), 33rd President of the United States of America



75 Years of AFB and Talking Books

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