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A scanned image of a two-sided business card. The front reads, "Jane B. Golightly, Assistant Superintendent, Composing. The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20071." Phone numbers are given for TTY, Fax, and Pager.
As a supervisor, Janie Golightly distributed business cards to her work contacts. Her card includes information for contacting via TTY, fax, and pager. The reverse card includes instructions for placing a call through a TTY relay operator.

A scanned image of two pages of the newsletter ShopTalk. The article features black and white photographs. The first of a white middle aged woman, the other two of groups of people standing on stage in front of a crowd.
The press department of The Washington Post produced a weekly newsletter for sharing information about the paper and it’s employees. Issues of ShopTalk included announcements about workplace changes, covered events held at work, and shared updates on…

A scanned image of an article describing new technologies. The accompanying black and white photograph shows several white, middle aged men and a white woman, standing at a desk with a box-computer terminal.
Employees of the composing room at The Washington Post created an internal newsletter for sharing information. Issues of CompWaves included announcements about workplace changes, covered the events held at work, and shared updates on the activities…

A scanned image of the cover of a booklet. Text reads "Agreement between The Washington Post and Columbia Typographical Union No. 101-12, 1990-2000, Contract Effective October 1, 1990 thru September 30, 2000." The name Janie Golightly is handwritten in the upper right corner.
Through collective bargaining, the ITU members at The Washington Post obtained particular job protections. Among those engaged in bargaining on behalf of the union chapter was Deaf printer Jan DeLap, who is listed as a member of the Washington Post…

Glossary - Linotype.mp4
LINOTYPE: a typesetting machine that used molds and molten lead to cast lines of text used in printing.

DPN - Mayflower.mp4
Deaf printers joined students, faculty, and community members at the Mayflower Hotel on March 6, 1988 as part of the DPN protest.

A color photograph of a fair-skinned middle-aged man, seated at a computer work station. In front of him is a box-style desktop computer screen. Around him are stacks of papers. Beside the computer is an old TTY device.
In the 1990s, employees of the Ad Department, like Dick Moore, used computer programs to edit and layout pages of Ads. This reflected the transition from hot metal and cold type to digital page layout.

A color photograph of a fair-skinned middle-aged woman seated at a large white paste up desk. She leans over a paste up board placing and pressing on pieces of printed text. In the background, paste up boards can be seen across multiple workstations.
Prior to computerized newspaper design, paste up was integral to the printing process. In the composing room of The Washington Post, employees used cutting tools to manually lay-out the text and images of each page. Pictured here, Deaf printer Sue…
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