Perkins' Directors' Office Files, 1950-2000

Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Perkins School for the Blind
175 N. Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Creator: 

Unknown

Date Range: 
1950-2000
Call number: 
AG45
Abstract: 

This is a set of files from the offices of Perkins School for the Blind directors: Edward J. Waterhouse (Director from 1951-1971), Benjamin F. Smith (Director from 1971-1977), Charles C. Woodcock (Director from 1977-1984), and Kevin J. Lessard (Director from 1985-2002). The files are primary documents related to their activities as director and include administration policy, events and conferences, and school programs such as the international program and the deafblind program. Other materials include manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs, journal articles, and staff records. Many of the files contain documents that overlap directors. Lessard's collection contains general files as well as separate categorizations for conferences, trustees, International Council for Education of the Visually Handicapped (I.C.E.V.H.) Educator journal materials, and a group that is possibly pertaining to Lessard's time as Assistant Director of Perkins. 

Extent: 
41.25 linear feet
Language: 
English
Processed by: 

Roving archivist Rachel Onuf, Molly Stothert-Maurer and Jen Hale, 2014.

Restrictions: 
This collection contains items that are restricted.
Credit line/Citation: 
Perkins' Directors' Office Files. Perkins School for the Blind.
Arrangement: 

4 Series, 33 boxes

Boxes 1-6: Edward J. Waterhouse and Benjamin F. Smith, circa 1950-1976, bulk 1960-1976
Boxes 7-13: Charles C. Woodcock, circa 1970-1984
Boxes 14-33: Kevin J. Lessard, circa 1976-2000, bulk 1980-2000

Container List: 

Detailed Box list available upon request

Box 1-2: Smith-Waterhouse correspondence by state, 1961-1976

Box 2-3: Smith-Waterhouse international correspondence, 1961-1976

Box 3: Ferrell-Waterhouse international correspondence, 1928, 1957, 1958

Box 4: Smith-Waterhouse correspondence by organization, 1961-1976

Box 5: Smith-Waterhouse correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, and documents, 1961-1976 

Box 6: Smith-Waterhouse correspondence, 1961-1976

Box 7: Woodcock, undated, 1982-1984

Box 8-9: Woodcock, undated, 1983-1984

Box 10-9: Woodcock, undated, 1979-1984

Box 11: Woodcock, undated, 1978-1984

Box 12: Woodcock, undated, [1978-1982]

Box 13: Woodcock, undated, [1978-1983]

Box 14: Lessard, undated, 1985-1999

Box 15: Lessard, 1993-2000

Box 16: Lessard, 1992-1997

Box 17: Lessard, undated, 1986-1997

Box 18: Lessard, undated, 1992-1989

Box 19-20: Lessard, undated, 1989-1991

Box 21: Lessard, undated, 1992-1997, Conference Files

Box 22: Lessard, undated, 1986-1988, Conference Files

Box 23: Lessard, undated, 1986-1988, Conference Files

Box 24: Lessard, undated, 1987-1999, Trustees Files

Box 25: Lessard, 1989-1997, Trustees Files by Name

Box 26: Lessard, undated, 1983-1987, Trustees Files by Name

Box 27: Lessard, undated, 1987-1994, The ICEVH Educator journal Files

Box 28-29: Lessard, undated, 1981-1985, Possibly Kevin Lessard Files during role as Assistant Director, bulk 1981-1985

Box 30-31: Lessard, undated, 1980-1985, Possibly Kevin Lessard Files during role as Assistant Director, bulk 1981-1985

Box 32: Lessard, undated, 1959-1986, Possibly Kevin Lessard Files during role as Assistant Director, bulk 1981-1985

Box 33: Lessard, undated, 1978-1985, Possibly Kevin Lessard Files during role as Assistant Director, bulk 1981-1985

Provenance: 
This is a set of files from the offices of Perkins School for the Blind directors: Edward J. Waterhouse (Director from 1951-1971), Benjamin F. Smith (Director from 1971-1977), Charles C. Woodcock (Director from 1977-1984), and Kevin J. Lessard (Director from 1985-2002).