Throwback Thursday Object: Sheet Music in Modified American Braille in the APH Museum

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Throwback Thursday Object: Sheet Music in Modified American Braille in the APH Museum

ByUnknownJanuary 28, 2016ImageSheet Music in Modified American Braille
Our artifact this week is an interesting piece of sheet music from around thefirst decade of the twentieth century, Robert Schumann’s Nachtstucke. It was donated in 1993 by Sandra Ruconich. The Printing House used to bea major supplier of braille sheet music, but this isn’t one of ours. Infact, until the 1920s, all of the hundreds of titles of sheet music from ourpresses were embossed in NewYork Point. Point was a code invented in the 1860s at the New YorkInstitute for Special Education by William Wait and it was used all over theU.S. Wait saw the utility for reading and writing of dot codes, butthought he could do better inventing his own variation. In an attempt tomake his code less bulky, he assigned the shorter symbols to the most commonlyused letters of the alphabet. In the 1870s, a teacher at the PerkinsSchool, Joel Scott, used the same principle when he adapted a variation of thesix dot braille code for America.

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Being a Literature Students she loves to write and always kept working for the society and who really need a hand. Apart from writing she is an excellent singer herself. Have found her either reading or drawing in her free time. An inspiring personality you may want to follow at FredForum here.

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