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Oral History Interview: Scott LaBarre

Identifier: 05-C2014.2

Scope and Contents

1 audio recording,  1:35:40 in length. An interview log with time stamps has been created, but the recording has not been transcribed. 0:00  Disclaimer/Introductory Statements. 0:35 Story of blindness. 12:30 How his family reacted to his blindness. 12:54 Did you know of any other blind person? 14:10 Parents pushing for him/ not sheltering him. 16:27 Experiences in high school. 17:52 How did you meet other blind kids/ role models? 21:24 SWEP program and first jobs. 30:15 Scott and the NFB. 37:00 Scholarship mentors in the NFB. 40:25 Involvement with the NFB (roles that he played). 42:49 College. 46:40 Job with the NFB. Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs. 53:19 Colorado Center for the Blind. 56:46 Lawyer division of the NFB. 57:29 Offices held. 59:00 Colorado Center for the Blind. 1:00:00 To become a full time lawyer or work for the center full time. 1:00:57 Becoming a full lawyer and running his own practice. 1:01:49 Homer Page. 1:05:13 Dianne McGeorge. 1:06:40 Ray McGeorge/ mentor. 1:12:26 More notable cases that you have worked on over the years? 1:27:13 How the NFB affected Scott. 1:29:05 Family. 1:31:19 What is your biggest accomplishment?


  • Created: 2014
  • Other: Majority of material found in 2014
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/30/2014


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The Jacobus tenBroek Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Archives staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Jacobus tenBroek Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

[url=]Literacy without Borders: The Road to Marrakesh[/url], Braille Monitor, August/September 2013

Note written by Scott C. LaBarre


1.00 items

1 digital audio recording, 494MB other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Oral history interview with Scott LaBarre collected by Anna Kresmer on January 30, 2014, in the Recording Studio at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute.

Source of Acquisition

Anna Kresmer

Method of Acquisition

Collected as part of the NFB Oral History Program.

Other Descriptive Information

Interview Log prepared by Gina Coticchio, May 2017

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Repository Details

Part of the Jacobus tenBroek Library, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute Repository

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