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Oral History Interview: Barbara Pierce

Identifier: 05-C2012.8

Scope and Contents

1 audio recording, 1:48:25 in length. An interview log with time stamps has been created, but the recording has not been transcribed. 0:00 Disclaimer/Introductory Statements. 0:58 Story of Barbara’s blindness. 4:35 Childhood education. 15:05 College years. 17:05 Marriage. 18:24 Use of the cane. 21:56 Teaching pre-natal classes. 24:24 Church issues/ serving Chaplin. 24:54 Assistant Director of Oberlin Alumni Association. 26:10 Bill Capler and the NFB. 30:57 Disliking the cane. 31:38 Realizing she is not as independent as she thought she was. 32:42 Writing to President Jernigan/ his response. 35:50 NFB Convention of ’75. 38:16 When did you meet Dr. Jernigan? 44:20 Hazel Staley. 45:20 Getting to the seminar/ seminar. 49:17 Who are your other mentors inside or outside the NFB? 1:01:59 What did members of your family think of this transformation with you and the NFB? 1:04:56 Responsibilities of involvement with the NFB. 1:14:00 Elected for President for the affiliate. 1:15:31 What else did you do in the NFB? 1:34:55 How long were you editor for?


  • Created: 2012
  • Other: Majority of material found in 2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/27/2012


Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Jacobus tenBroek Library. Consult the Archives staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

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=]Reflections on the Contributions of an Editor: Barbara Pierce, Braille Monitor, January 2010[/url]

Note written by Marc Maurer


1.00 items

1 digital audio recording, 101MB other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Oral history interview with Barbara Pierce collected by Anna Kresmer on November 27, 2012, 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

Archon Finding Aid Title
Anna Kresmer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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Repository Details

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

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