Archive Observations: Where the Boys ... Aren't
Grand Control Update & Profile
Filling out the year's honor roll of the Archive's Grand Controls (controls in the mail for three or more years) are six mailings, including efforts by Smithsonian magazine (Archive code #710-691321-0812), Special Olympics (Archive code #607-171772-0812) and Save the Children (Archive code #613-172763-0812).
The hallmark of the acquisition package by Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (Archive code #604-171931-0812) is its letter, mailed in a #10 OSE. It skillfully weaves the story of Max, a blind child who couldn't read at age 11, into an appeal for textbook recordings for students. Rather than trade in on pity, the writer gushes with optimism, pointing out the success the boy has achieved, and that other children can experience, with the proper learning materials. The ask amounts on the order form correspond to explanations below the fold, which also include a graphic illustration of what each amount provides.