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Oral History Topics Index

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    Secondary Tasks

      The index below is not exhaustive. Each narrator discusses a variety of topics which may not be included here. As new histories are collected and compiled this list will be updated.

      Adult Orientation Center

      Arnold, Karen
      Bagley, Lucy
      Brandt, Peg
      Craig, Howard
      Dolinsek, Bettina
      Duncan, Intesar
      Erpelding, Roger
      Hagemoser, Steve
      Hart, Ted
      Hauge, Dave
      Manahl, Michael
      McGee, Mary
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon
      Rau, Darla
      Ryan, Sandi
      Simmons, Robert
      Van Lent, Joe

      Advocacy

      Barber, Michael
      Dunlavy, Lucille
      Duvall, Louise
      Elliott, Peggy
      Gashel, James
      Higley, Rosemary
      Hoenig, Mike
      Ice, Jonathan
      Monthei, Elsie
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon
      Piper, Julie
      Platt, Kristal
      Spangler, Robert
      Witte, Jim

      Aids and Devices
       See also Technology

      Bagley, Lucy
      Barber, Michael
      Borgwardt, Janice
      Bryant, Dorothey
      Collins, Alvin
      Craig, Howard
      Martin, Debra
      McGee, Mary
      Miracle, Linda & Elwood
      Moritz, Doris
      Peckham, Mary
      Smith, Patricia
      Snowbarger, Jim
      Van Gorp, Scott

      Albinism

      Spangler, Robert

      Alternative Techniques

      Collins, Alvin
      Ryan, Sandi
      Simmons, Robert
      Slayton, Jo Ann

      American Council of the Blind
       See also Iowa Council of the United Blind

      Sheppard, Ed

      Blindness

      -- Advice for the Blind

      Duncan, Intesar

      -- Becoming Blind

      Arnold, Karen
      Clarke, Mary
      Gerhold, Eldred
      Higley, Rosemary
      Lenz, David
      Martin, Debra
      Piper, Julie
      Reimers, Dave
      Ryan, Sandi
      Simmons, Robert
      Slayton, Jo Ann
      Smith, Helen
      Van Lent, Joe
      Verbrugge, Adrienne
      Young, Jeff

      -- Blind Culture

      Snowbarger, Jim

      -- Perspectives on Blindness

      Duncan, Intesar
      Hagemoser, Steve
      Slayton, Jo Ann
      Tietz, Beverly

      -- Philosophy of Blindness

      Barber, Michael
      Borgwardt, Janice
      Bryant, Dorothy
      Collins, Alvin
      Hamling, John & Pat
      Hicklin, Mike
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon

      Braille

      -- Learning

      Gerhold, Eldred
      Martin, Debra
      Omvig, Jim
      Smith, Patricia

      -- Library Services

      Bryant, Dorothy
      Dunlavy, Lucille
      McVeety, Mavis
      Moritz, Doris
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon
      Smith, Helen
      Stratton, Rose

      -- Transcribing

      Smith, Patricia

      Braille School at Vinton

      See Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School

      Braille Writers (History)

      Peckham, Mary

      Children (Raising)

      Duncan, Intesar
      Hamling, John & Pat
      Keninger, Karen
      Martin, Debra
      Miracle, Linda & Elwood
      Mortiz, Doris
      Ryan, Sandi
      Smith, Patricia
      Stageberg, Susie
      Stratton, Rose
      Tietz, Beverly

      Civil Rights Laws

      Gashel, James
      Monthei, Elsie

      Computers
       See also Technology

      Reimers, Dave

      Conventions

      Bagley, Lucy
      Ice, Karla
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon

      Dating/Marriage

      Erpelding, Roger
      Hagemoser, Steve
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon
      Ryan, Sandi
      Tietz, Beverly

      Deaf-Blindness

      Monthei, Elsie

      Department or Commission for the Blind (Iowa)
       See also Adult Orientation Center

      Miracle, Linda & Elwood
      Moritz, Doris
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon
      Sheppard, Ed
      Stratton, Rose
      Tietz, Beverly
      Verbrugge, Adrienne

      -- History of Building

      Hicklin, Mike

      Domestic Life

      Enderton, April
      Manahl, Michael

      Education

      -- Homeschooling

      Borgwardt, Janice

      -- College

      Clarke, Mary
      Elliott, Peggy
      Erpelding, Roger
      Hagemoser, Steve
      Hoenig, Mike
      Hunt, Steve
      Keninger, Karen
      Omvig, Jim
      Peckham, Mary
      Piper, Julie
      Platt, Kristal
      Tietz, Beverly

      -- Industrial Education

      Young, Jeff

      -- Iowa Braille & Sight Saving School (Vinton)

      Arnold, Karen
      Barber, Michael
      Borgwardt, Janice
      Collins, Alvin
      Craig, Howard
      Dunlavy, Lucille
      Enderton, April
      Erpelding, Roger
      Gerhold, Eldred
      Hamling, John & Pat
      Hart, Ted
      Hibbs, Carolyn
      Hoenig, Mike
      Keninger, Karen
      Lenz, David
      McGee, Mary
      Miracle, Linda & Elwood
      Omvig, Jim
      Piper, Julie
      Ryan, Sandi
      Slayton, Jo Ann
      Snowbarger, Jim
      Spangler, Robert
      Stratton, Rose
      Swank Jr., Walter
      Wiggins, Shirley
      Witte, Jim
      Young, Jeff

      -- Future of Blind Schools

      Hibbs, Carolyn

      -- Public School

      Borgwardt, Janice
      Dolinsek, Bettina
      Dunlavy, Lucille
      Van Gorp, Scott
      Elliott, Peggy
      Hunt, Steve
      McGee, Mary
      Moritz, Doris
      Omvig, Jim
      Ryan, Sandi
      Stageberg, Susie
      Tietz, Beverly
      Verbrugge, Adrienne

      Employment

      Arnold, Karen
      Barber, Michael
      Clarke, Mary
      Collins, Alvin
      Dolinsek, Bettina
      Duncan, Intesar
      Dunlavy, Lucille
      Gerhold, Eldred
      Hagemoser, Steve
      Hart, Ted
      Hoenig, Mike
      Hunt, Steve
      Ice, Jonathan
      Ice, Karla
      Keninger, Karen
      Martin, Debra
      Monthei, Elsie
      Mortiz, Doris
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon
      Reimer, Dave
      Ryan, Sandi
      Snowbarger, Jim
      Spangler, Robert
      Tietz, Beverly
      Van Gorp, Scott
      Van Lent, Joe
      Wiggins, Shirley

      Gardening

      Erpelding, Roger
      Monthei, Elsie

      Guide Dogs

      Miracle, Linda & Elwood
      Keninger, Karen
      Stageberg, Susie
      Tietz, Beverly

      HAM Radio

      Craig, Howard
      Young, Jeff

      Home Industries

      Bagley, Lucy
      Witte, Jim

      Idaho School for the Blind

      Monthei, Elsie

      Independent Living Advisory Board

      Verbrugge, Adrian

      Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School (Vinton)

      Arnold, Karen
      Barber, Michael
      Borgwardt, Janice
      Collins, Alvin
      Craig, Howard
      Dunlavy, Lucille
      Enderton, April
      Erpelding, Roger
      Gerhold, Eldred
      Hamling, John & Pat
      Hart, Ted
      Hibbs, Carolyn
      Hoenig, Mike
      Keninger, Karen
      Lenz, David
      McGee, Mary
      Miracle, Linda & Elwood
      Omvig, Jim
      Piper, Julie
      Ryan, Sandi
      Slayton, Jo Ann
      Snowbarger, Jim
      Spangler, Robert
      Stratton, Rose
      Swank Jr., Walter
      Wiggins, Shirley
      Witte, Jim
      Young, Jeff

      --  NFB & Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School (Vinton)

      Witte, Jim

      Iowa Council of the United Blind
       See also American Council of the Blind

      Hoenig, Michael
      Barber, Michael
      Sheppard, Ed

      Kenneth Jernigan

      Bryant, Dorothy
      Elliott, Peggy
      Gashel, James
      Hauge, Dave
      Ice, Jonathan
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon
      Sheppard, Ed
      Witte, Jim
      Verbrugge, Adrienne

      Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Iowa)

      Bryant, Dorothy
      Dunlavy, Lucille
      Moritz, Doris
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon
      Smith, Helen
      Stageberg, Susie
      Stratton, Rose

      Macular Degeneration

      Simmons, Robert

      Mid-19th Century Life (Iowa)

      Smith, Helen

      Music

      Gerhold, Eldred
      Van Gorp, Scott
      Wiggans, Shirley

      National Church Council for the Blind

      Arnold, Karen

      National Federation of the Blind

      Barber, Michael
      Gashel, James
      Hauge, Dave
      Moritz, Doris
      Omvig, Jim
      Omvig, Sharon
      Piper, Julie
      Van Gorp, Scott

      --  NFB & Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School (Vinton)

      Witte, Jim

      National Register of Historic Places

      Hicklin, Mike

      Randolph-Sheppard Program

      Erpelding, Roger

      Sheltered Workshops

      Hauge, Dave

      Shopping

      Manahl, Michael

      Slate and Stylus

      Keninger, Karen
      Peckham, Mary

      Social Interaction

      Ice, Karla

      Support Groups

      Higley, Rosemary
      Moritz, Doris
      Tietz, Beverly

      Technology

      -- Computers

      Arnold, Karen
      Reimers, Dave
      Slayton, Jo Ann

      -- Optacon

      Ryan, Sandi

      -- Slate and Stylus

      Keninger, Karen
      Peckham, Mary

      -- Talking ATMs

      Barber, Michael

      -- Talking Books

      Bryant, Dorothy
      Omvig, Jim

      Travel

      Miracle, Linda & Elwood
      Omvig, Jim
      Wiggins, Shirley

      --  Transportation/Bus System

      Dunlavy, Lucille
      Piper, Julie
      Reimer, Dave

      Vocational Rehabilitation

      Duvall, Louise
      Erpelding, Roger
      Hauge, Dave
      Ice, Jonathan

      -- Vocational Rehabilitation Act

      Hoenig, Mike

      White Cane

      Brandt, Peg
      Clarke, Mary
      Duncan, Intesar
      Enderton, April
      Hart, Ted
      Ice, Jonathan
      Ice, Karla
      Rau, Darla
      Ryan, Sandi
      Van Gorp, Scott

      -- White Cane Law

      Gashel, Jim

      YMCA Building

      Hicklin, Mike