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Education of the Blind
Samuel Gridley Howe
From homeless orphan to acclaimed inventor
October 30, 2015
From the archives: Perkins alumnus Dennis Reardon overcame tremendous odds to become a gifted architect and inventor.
An ever-changing campus
October 20, 2015
Since 1912, Perkins School for the Blind’s historic campus in Watertown, Mass. has evolved to meet the needs of its students.
A Glimpse of Education for the Blind and Deafblind in Austria Around 1930
September 23, 2015
Cataloged newspaper clippings about individuals with deafblindness from 1845-1974. They cover local, national, and international people and companies.
He talks about something he loves
August 20, 2015
Tour guide Kevin Hartigan introduces visitors from around the world to the remarkable story of Perkins School for the Blind.
Helen Keller, advocate and traveler
August 18, 2015
Many know Helen Keller as an advocate for people with disabilities, but did you know she was also a suffragist, civil rights pioneer and ambassador?
Archives Management Internship: Processing the Helen Keller Embossed Book Collection
July 21, 2015
One of the best parts of this project was getting to learn more about Helen Keller through what she read.
Laura Bridgman: A Collection Revisited
June 29, 2015
In 1837, Laura Bridgman (1829 –1889), at almost eight years old, became a student at the Perkins Institution (now Perkins School for the Blind).
New Perkins documentary available online
June 26, 2015
Canadian documentary puts the spotlight on Perkins School for the Blind, from Helen Keller to the modern day.
1902: Fenway Court Music Room acoustics tested by Perkins Students. Pandemonium ensues after student galoshes moved during concert!
June 3, 2015
One hundred students of Perkins Institute invited to sing in the Famous Music Room at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum.
Acid-transfer-grams: when aging photographs duplicate themselves
April 17, 2015
A clear copy of the images transferred to the opposite page of the book through a damaging process called acid migration or acid transfer.