Perkins Archives Blog

Black and white portraits of two women and J.E. Chamberlin on top of a typewritten letter signed by Helen Keller
January 8, 2018
A guest blog post about Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan's close friendship with Joseph Edgar Chamberlin, written by his great-great granddaughter.
Six male student sit around a horseshoe-shaped table with large bound volumes with raised type in front of them. The instructor sits in the middle of the horseshoe-shaped table.
December 15, 2017
Learn about some possible topics for 2018 National History Day projects focusing on Conflict and Compromise in History.
An archival photo of 8 teachers standing on the Perkins campus
December 6, 2017
Perkins has a long history of training educators of students who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired.
Typewritten letter signed by two Perkins alumni in square hand.
December 5, 2017
A letter from Perkins Alumni Association members offering support to those who lost their vision following the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
Photograph showing the original bound folder for the General Correspondence Collection
December 4, 2017
Blog post about Perkins Archives internship by Simmons College graduate student Ashley Williams.
The Boston Common Christmas Tree lit up at night
November 30, 2017
Annual gift from Nova Scotia honors Halifax Explosion relief efforts by Perkins and other local institutions.
A group of young boys kneel at the edge of a pond with white geese, in black and white.
September 21, 2017
Since 1912, students have enjoyed ice skating, rowing and learning about the Perkins Pond’s wildlife and ecosystem.
A chart with three columns listing activities over the years. The final column shows that the increasing number of activities produced fewer delinquencies.
September 20, 2017
Story and information about Julian H. Mabey, who worked at Perkins School for the Blind as a teacher for 55 years between 1893 and 1944.
A black and white photo of students standing with rakes
July 21, 2017
Perkins students have learned vocational skills, as well as sensory exploration, through horticulture for more than a century.
An image of a scene from the 1942 Perkins production of You Can't Take It With You.
July 18, 2017
The story of a Perkins Archives intern who processed the ephemera collection.