Perkins Archives Blog

A young Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan face each other.
April 13, 2017
To celebrate Sullivan’s birthday on April 14, here are some surprising facts about Helen Keller’s teacher and friend
A black and white photograph of an adolescent Helen Keller reading an embossed book. She is wearing a frilly dress and is seated.
April 10, 2017
How Helen Keller used the libraries at Perkins School for the Blind when she visited and how she felt about books.
Six boys in old-fashioned clothes stand around a wooden table, conducting a science experiment
March 1, 2017
Perkins students have always used hands-on methods to study science, from botany to astronomy.
A birds-eye view of the globe, with a student touching it.
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.
Five Perkins students stand on stage in Roman costumes.
February 1, 2017
A lack of vision has never stopped Perkins students from performing some of the world’s greatest plays.
Anne Sullivan fingerspells into the hand of a young Helen Keller, who stands next to her
January 10, 2017
For more than 180 years, Perkins has been pioneering ways for people with deafblindness to communicate with others.
Black and white photo of girls from the lower school sitting around a large, decorated Christmas tree
December 14, 2016
Recollections of Christmas memories from former Perkins students as they were featured in the 1925 Annual Report.
A statue of a woman and two children
December 2, 2016
She died 44 years ago, but students in Thailand still gather every year to commemorate the life of Genevieve Caulfield.
Helen Keller talking with 3 kids.
November 28, 2016
Helen Keller’s remarkable legacy of generosity and advocacy can inspire us all.
A class photo of the first-graders who wrote to Dave Power, with their teacher
November 22, 2016
Nearly 50 years after her death, the story of Perkins’ most famous student fascinates a new generation of youngsters.

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