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Rizzo, Matt, 1913-1987 : Matt Rizzo Papers, ca. 1940s-2002

Typescript essays and a treatise (some in Braille) by Matt Rizzo, Chicago philosopher/writer who was blinded in a robbery at age 22. Collection also includes photo-reproductions of Rizzo with son Charlie and guide dogs, a news clipping about Rizzo's life, audiocassettes of Rizzo dictating parts of his works, a Perkins Brailler, and Rizzo's two Brailling slates with an accompanying stylus for writing Braille.
Extent: 3.5 linear feet - (3 boxes, 1 oversize box, Brailler in case)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Rizzo
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The Matt Rizzo Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).