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Education of the Blind
Samuel Gridley Howe
Why first-graders love Helen Keller
November 22, 2016
Nearly 50 years after her death, the story of Perkins’ most famous student fascinates a new generation of youngsters.
Anne Sullivan would be proud: Perkins' 1966 Centennial Commemoration
November 18, 2016
A Perkins Archives interns experience processing the Anne Sullivan Centennial Commemoration collection.
Discovering the History of Theater in Perkins Archives
November 14, 2016
I was presented with four packages of programs wrapped in brown paper which had not been touched in about sixty years.
Adding it up
November 4, 2016
Mathematics has always been taught at Perkins, but the tools and techniques have evolved over the past century.
A Visit to the Smith College Archives
October 25, 2016
Blog entry about how different versions of letters can influence the understanding of their contents and the correspondence.
A Donation Brings Craftsmanship in Photograph to Life
September 20, 2016
The Perkins School for the Blind Archives recently received an offer of a donation that also came with a valuable observation.
Braille's most famous book
August 16, 2016
The book that revolutionized the world by introducing braille is a highlight of the Perkins Archive collection.
August 10, 2016
Perkins’ research librarian rediscovers six alumni who went on to serve in the Massachusetts State Legislature.
Extensive Digitization of Tactile Map Collection
July 12, 2016
Over 100 maps from the 1830's to the 1960's have just been added to the Perkins Archives digital map collection.
Remembering the Helen Keller of Southeast Asia
July 8, 2016
Former Perkins student Theresa Chan Poh Lin, who was deafblind, left an unforgettable impression on everyone who met her.