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Education of the Blind
Samuel Gridley Howe
Five famous figures you never knew had a connection to Perkins
May 23, 2017
What do a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, a female aviation pioneer and an iconic author have in common?
The touching tale of Tommy Stringer
May 11, 2017
When she was just 10 years old, Helen Keller launched a fundraising drive to help a poor boy who was deafblind come to Perkins.
My Time in the Perkins Archives
May 2, 2017
A Perkins Archives intern's experience processing the the Printed Ephemera collection, and the Blindness in Popular Fiction and Nonfiction collection.
Helen Keller, Shakespeare skeptic
April 25, 2017
Keller was never afraid to take unpopular positions, as she did when she argued that William Shakespeare didn't write his plays
Women's History in the Kindergarten Correspondence
April 19, 2017
The Kindergarten Correspondence Collection consists of 39 volumes, spanning the years 1884-1921.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh finds local connections at Perkins
April 14, 2017
During a visit to Perkins’ Watertown campus, the mayor learns about blindness education – past and present.
10 things you probably don't know about Anne Sullivan
April 13, 2017
To celebrate Sullivan’s birthday on April 14, here are some surprising facts about Helen Keller’s teacher and friend
#LibrariesTransform: Helen Keller in the Perkins Library
April 10, 2017
How Helen Keller used the libraries at Perkins School for the Blind when she visited and how she felt about books.
Making science accessible
March 1, 2017
Perkins students have always used hands-on methods to study science, from botany to astronomy.
February 6, 2017
The Perkins Globe started as a teaching tool for students like Helen Keller, and 180 years later people still want to touch it.