Joseph Francis Clunk (1895-1975)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0168]

Creator: Clunk, Joseph F. 1895-

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

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Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Image #SIA2008-0168

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Summary

Joseph Francis Clunk (1895-1975) was the nation's first blind civil servant, sworn into federal service June 1937, to administer the Randolph-Sheppard Act and served on the U.S. Office of Education, Vocational Service Board as "special agent for the blind." In 1953, he became Managing Director of the Philadelphia Association for the Blind.

Subject

  • Clunk, Joseph F. 1895-
  • Philadelphia Association for the Blind
  • United States Office of Education

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Image #SIA2008-0168

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Restrictions & Rights

  • No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
  • No Known Copyright Restrictions

Topic

  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Blind
  • Employment
  • Blind--Employment

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0168]