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I hate to say it,but I have seen a lot of Talking Book records over the years at thrift stores that looked like standard 78 records.All shellac.Don't know what speed they were.Usually these were in plain brown sleeves,with blank labels in braille,with no accompanying information.I passed on them,and I am sure most people would.Had I known a few of these might contain material like Orson Welles broadcasts,I would have bought them.
 
Roger
 
> Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 13:45:41 -0400
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Talking Books pre-1952
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 
> Dear Dr. Rubery,
> 
> Have you consulted THAT ALL MAY READ, a history of the American Foundation
> for the Blind's Talking Book program, which began c1934? It has some
> inaccuracies but may provide some useful information. The program continues
> under the aegis of the Library of Congress, which I also suggest as a
> useful source.
> 
> With best wishes,
> 
> D. Rooney
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 8:04 AM, Matthew Rubery <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
> > Hello, Iím looking for information about talking book records made before
> > 1952. Iíve done some work with books recorded for blind people, radio
> > broadcasts of Orson Welles, and Dickens recitations. Any other suggestions
> > would be welcome.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Matt
> >
> > Dr Matthew Rubery
> > School of English and Drama
> > Queen Mary University of London
> >
> > Web: http://www.sed.qmul.ac.uk/staff/ruberym.html
> >
> 
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