Perkins Archives Blog
October 16, 2018
Accounts of Halloween celebrations and activities in 1925.
October 11, 2018
The library’s 125th anniversary highlights the deep connection between Perkins and history’s most famous deafblind person.
September 10, 2018
Who designed and created the famous Perkins globe?
August 6, 2018
A profile of Jennie Colby, student, volunteer, founding member of the Alumni Association, and pioneer in therapeutic gymnastics and massage treatment.
July 17, 2018
Joseph Edgar Chamberlin's great-great granddaughter writes about how Helen Keller spent her days at Red Farm, the Chamberlins' home.
June 8, 2018
Before she was known as the national expert on preschool education for children who are blind, Polly Moor worked with the Summer Institute at Perkins.
May 1, 2018
Filmmaker Laurie Block uses the deafblind icon's life to show how attitudes toward people with disabilities have evolved over the last century.
May 1, 2018
Before the existence of digital photo editing tools, analog enhancements were made to prepare photographs for use in publications.
April 4, 2018
A guest blog post featuring J.E. Chamberlin's recollections of Helen Keller's love of reading, written by Chamberlin's great-great granddaughter.
February 16, 2018
A look back at the deafblind icon’s relationships with seven U.S. presidents.