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Education of the Blind
Samuel Gridley Howe
Perkins' pioneering work to promote literacy
June 30, 2016
From embossed type to downloadable digital books, Perkins has a long history of supporting literacy for people with blindness.
Helen Keller: A life with dogs
June 24, 2016
From scrappy Scotties to dignified Great Danes to a famous Akita, dogs always brought joy to Helen Keller.
Dickens Letters Lovingly Restored
May 25, 2016
In the incoming correspondence from 1868-1869 there are three letters from Dickens to founding Perkins Director, S.G. Howe.
Archives Internship: Highlights and Experience
April 25, 2016
An intern's experience working in the Perkins Archives digitizing a Helen Keller and Nella Braddy Henney correspondence collection.
Artistic vision doesn't require vision
April 21, 2016
Visual arts at Perkins School for the Blind have played an important role for generations of students
Helen Keller's Vaudeville Q and A
March 23, 2016
Helen Keller's prepared responses to questions from the audience during her Vaudeville performances.
Memphis Friends of the Library return 175-year-old books to Perkins
March 2, 2016
The Research Library staff was surprised and excited to receive three books printed at Perkins in 1836, 1837, and 1839.
Helen Keller's forgotten Oscar
February 25, 2016
She’s best known as an activist and author, but the deafblind icon also had a moment in the Hollywood spotlight.
The Working World
February 18, 2016
From its earliest days, Perkins School for the Blind has worked to prepare students for job opportunities after graduation.
Howe Family Collection now available to researchers
February 17, 2016
Important research materials related to the life of Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe and their daughters was gifted to the Perkins School.