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Oral History Interview: Fredric Schroeder

Identifier: 05-C2012.9

Scope and Contents

1 audio recording, 1:47:59 in length. An interview log with time stamps has been created, but the recording has not been transcribed. 0:00  Disclaimer/Introductory Statements. 0:30 Childhood/ Past. 2:43 How did you come to terms with your blindness? 5:15 Fred is speaking about when he first became ill and what led up to his blindness. 7:09 Adjusting to his blindness. 11:02 How old were you when you went to California? 11:50 Have you received any blindness related training since then? 12:46 How did your family take your blindness and how did they treat you as a blind person? 14:57 Experiences at school and college. 19:13 What techniques did you use while pursuing these degrees? 26:00 Jim Fox. 28:40 Use of the long white cane. 30:52 Did you ever feel like you needed to hide your blindness? 34:18 Fred and the NFB. 42:53 Who were/are your mentors? (Inside and outside the NFB). 49:29 Orientation and mobility program experience in college. 1:01:25 Where did you go after you got this degree? 1:09:00 Changes in the school district. 1:12:30 President affiliate New Mexico. 1:16:51 Did you have any negative experiences with the Federation philosophies? 1:22:13 Have there been other times where you felt you experienced discrimination? 1:27:56 Run in with airlines. 1:35:11 What do you consider to be one of your biggest accomplishments regarding the NFB? 1:40:36 First Vice President of the World Blind Union. 1:37:08 Experience(s) in NFB were you felt really proud?


  • Created: 2012
  • Other: Majority of material found in 2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/28/2012


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Biographical or Historical Information

[url=]Change in the Wind at the World Blind Union General Assembly[/url], Braille Monitor, November 2016

Note written by Marc Maurer


1.00 items

1 digital audio recording, 101MB other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Oral history interview with Fredric Schroeder collected by Anna Kresmer on November 28, 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

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Anna Kresmer
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Repository Details

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

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