APH is proud to announce that the APH Migel Library catalog is now available online and open for business! As of September 30, information on more than 14,000 titles in the Migel Library is available at http://migel.aph.org. You can search the collection, learn more about its history, read the library's use policies, make an appointment to visit the library, and follow links to other major collections to research the blindness field. In addition, you'll find links to a few titles to accessible scans of the original book. You can browse through 70 such titles from the Migel Library at our Internet Archive site: http://www.archive.org/details/aphmigel.
In the coming months, titles will continue to be digitized, additional finding aids for subtopics such as orientation & mobility and deaf-blindness will be created, and cataloging information will continue to be added and refined. In addition, new titles are constantly being added to the database.
The M.C. Migel Memorial Library was originally created in 1926 at the American Foundation for the Blind in New York. By the 1960s, it was considered one of the largest collections of material on non-medical aspects of blindness in the world. It moved to the APH campus in Louisville in 2009.