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Annual reports and newsletters for schools and organizations for the deaf and blind

Inventory of collection with links to volumes available online

Inventory of collection with links to volumes available online

Organization: listed alphabetically by state followed by Canada. 

Note: Most of the reports and newsletters have library binding. “1 volume” might be equivalent to a dozen individual publications bound together.

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United States

Alabama

Arizona 

  • Arizona Cactus
  • The Sentinel Peak 
  • Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind : School newsletters; bound with The Sentinel/The Sentinel Peak, annual yearbook:1955-1966. 3 volumes
  • Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind, 1956-1966. 3 volumes (Yearbook / Hardcover book) : Annual yearbook for Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind; bound with Arizona Cactus, the school newsletter.
  • Holdings:
    • The Sentinel 1956-58
    • The Sentinel Peak 1960-62; 1964-66.

Arkansas

  • Arkansas School for the Blind : Annual reports, 1860-1934. 3 volumes  Titan Missile, Arkansas School for the Blind, Fall 1972. (Newsletter); Single issue of Arkansas School for the Blind newsletter.

California

  • California School for the Blind: Annual reports, 1880-1930. 3 volumes 

Colorado

  • The Colorado Index, and The Columbine, Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. : Newsletter and yearbook bound together: 1955-1967 1974-1984. 4 volumes 
  • Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind : Annual reports, 1891-1964. 4 volumes 

Connecticut 

Florida

  • Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
  • Florida Institute for the Deaf and the Blind : Annual reports, 1897-1936. 2 volumes 
  • The Herald,  Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind : Newsletter, 13 volumes, Jan. 1955 – Summer 1998 

Georgia

  • Georgia Academy for the Blind : Annual reports, 1853-1870; 1887-1904. 2 volumes 
  • Origin and History of the Georgia Academy for the Blind, Georgia Academy for the Blind, 1887. 350pp. (approx.) with documents from the beginning, 1851, to 1887 / Butler, John C.

Idaho

Illinois

  • Illinois Institution for the Blind
  • Illinois School for the Visually Impaired : Annual reports, 1851-1916. 3 volumes 

Indiana

  • Indiana Board of Industrial Aid for the Blind, Annual reports, 1914-1941. 2 volumes (Annual report / Hardcover book)
  • Indiana Institution for the Blind
  • Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired : Annual reports, 1847-1946. 7 volumes.; Brief history of school, pp.41-48 in 16th A.R., 1862.

Iowa

  • Iowa College for the Blind : 1854-1912, 2 volumes
  • Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School : Newsletters, 1956-1966. 2 volumes 

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

  • Louisiana Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
  • Louisiana State School for the Blind : Annual reports, 1853-1888; 1892, 1900, 1904, 1914, 1916, 1922-1939. 2 volumes

Maryland

  • Maryland Institution for the Blind
  • Maryland School for the Blind
  • Maryland Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind : Annual reports, 1858-1955. 5 volumes 
  • Maryland School for the Colored Blind : Annual reports, 1885-1913. 1 volume 
  • Maryland Oriole, Maryland School for the Blind, Newsletters, 1963-1967. 1 volume 

Massachusetts

  • Perkins Institution
  • Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind
  • New England Asylum for the Blind
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • Boston Nursery for Blind Babies 
  • Boston Center for Blind Children : Annual Reports, 1901-1915, 1917-1924, 1926-1950s
  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
  • Massachusetts Division for the Blind, State Department of Education : Annual reports, 1906-1923. 2 volumes 
    • It was succeeded by the Massachusetts Division for the Blind, State Department of Education. (1919-1966). Massachusetts Commission for the Blind is the current name (1966-present).

New Mexico

  • Golden Bear 
  • New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped
  • New Mexico Institute for the Blind : Yearbooks, 1970, 1983

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

  • Montana School for the Deaf and Blind : Annual reports, 1900-1936; 1939-1950. 4 volumes 
  • The Rocky Mountain Leader, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind : Newsletter, 1955-1967. 3 volumes 

Nebraska

New Mexico

  • New Mexico Institute for the Blind : Annual reports, 1906-1924. 1 volume 

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

  • Clovernook Home for the Blind : Annual reports, 1903-1938. 2 volumes
  • Department of Public Welfare, State of Ohio : Annual reports, 1923, 1927. 2 volumes; 1923: School for the Blind report, pp.325-327; 1927: School for the Blind report, pp. 351-354
  • Ohio Cardinal, Ohio State School for the Blind : Newsletters, 1954-1963. 2 volumes
  • Ohio Institution for the Blind
  • Ohio State School for the Blind : Annual reports, 1836-1913; 1924-1957. 8 volumes ; Annual reports, 1851-1887. Pages 1-32 present historical material

Oklahoma

  • State Department of Charities and Corrections, Oklahoma, Annual reports, 1911-1912. 2 volumes 
    • 1911: Industrial Institute for Deaf, Blind and Colored Orphans, pp. 296-298 ; Oklahoma School for the Blind, pp. 294-295
    • 1912: Industrial Institute for Deaf, Blind and Colored Orphans, pp. 423-425 ; Oklahoma School for the Blind, pp.426-431

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

  • Texas Institution for Education of the Blind
  • Texas School for the Blind : Annual reports, 1857-1931. 4 volumes 

Utah

  • The Utah Eagle, and The Utahan, Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind: 1953-1978, 1980. 4 volumes ; School newsletter (The Utah Eagle) and yearbook (The Utahan). 1980 Utahan is unbound.
  • Utah State School for the Deaf and the Dumb and the Blind
  • Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind : Annual reports, 1896-1924. 1 volume 

Virginia

  • Virginia Guide, Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind : 1959-1967; 1982-83; 1986-1987. 2 volumes (1980s issues are unbound and incomplete) 
  • Virginia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind : Annual reports, 1849-1918. 5 volumes 

Washington D. C.

  • Columbia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind : Annual reports, Government Printing Office, 1858-1873. 1 volume (Later renamed Gallaudet University.)
    • First through sixteenth annual reports of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind, covering years 1858-1873. Tenth and eleventh reports include material with broader focus: 10th (1867) includes “Report of the president on the systems of deaf-mute instruction pursued in Europe,” by E. M Gallaudet (pp.10-55); 11th (1868)  includes, as an appendix, the proceedings of the National conference of principals of institutions for the deaf and dumb (pp. 16-150), which includes papers on language lessons, discipline, the age for admission, the American system of deaf-mute instruction (Gallaudet), articulation, hereditary deafness, the college for deaf-mutes, trades, female teachers, etc.
    • Full text online at the Internet Archive:

West Virginia

  • West Virginia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and the Blind
  • West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind : Annual reports, 1870-1902. 2 volumes 
  • The West Virginia Tablet, West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind : Newsletters, 1958-1988. 10 volumes 

Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin Institute for the Education of the Blind : Annual reports, 1850-1886. 2 volumes

Canada

Complete List of Digitized Annual Reports on the Internet Archive

Digitized at the Boston Public Library and federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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