Rizzo, Matt, 1913-1987 : Matt Rizzo Papers, approximately 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: 4.5 linear feet - (5 boxes, 1 oversize box, Brailler in case)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Rizzo
The Matt Rizzo Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).