The Michigan unit of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic is currently recording Out of Turkey: The Life Story of Donik "Haji Bey" Yessaian: A Family Memoir as Recollected by Harry Yessaian published by the Armenian Research Center at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. The book also includes an Introduction, footnotes, Afterward and a Bibliography for Reading by Dr. Dennis R. Papazian, a professor of history at the University and the Director of the Armenian Research Center.

Upon completion, the tapes will be forwarded to Recordings for the Blind headquarters in Princeton, NJ to become part of the 80,000 volumes master tape library. The tapes can be duplicated upon request for anyone who because of a visual, physical, or perceptual disability cannot easily use a printed text.

The director of the project informed the Center that they were fortunate "to have in our corps of volunteer readers a woman fluent in Turkish who is able to correctly pronounce the challenging names, words, and phrases which appear in this fascinating memoir."

"We are delighted," said Dr. Papazian, "that this book will now reach an even larger audience. This is the first time that I have learned that a book about the Armenian genocide and the Armenian immigration experience has been made available for the visually handicapped. I am certainly proud that this book has been chosen."

Copies of the printed version of Out of Turkey are available from the Armenian Research Center, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128-1491 for fifteen dollars plus $2.50 postage.

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Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, 5600 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48098. Phone 810-879-0101, FAX 810-897-9927.