Perkins Archives Blog

Books written by Clarence Hawkes shelved on a wood shelf
June 18, 2020
Clarence Hawkes graduated from Perkins and went on to become, according to Helen Keller, "one of the best known nature writers" in the country.
Portrait of Ken Stuckey in 1968
May 12, 2020
The legacy of Perkins Research Librarian Ken, Stuckey.
Eliot is seated in an office in a reclined position with legs crossed. Desk covered by books, pictures, and statues.
April 22, 2020
Samuel Eliot was a historian and educator who served on the Perkins Board of Trustees for 33 years and was well known in Boston and New England.
Portrait of Jessica Langworhy seated in a chair
March 19, 2020
Dr. Jessica Linnell Langworthy's legacy as a teacher of students with blindness and of teachers is outlined in a 44-year career at Perkins.
Outdoor group portrait of members of the 1937-1938 Harvard Class.
February 13, 2020
Sayed Fattah's connection to Perkins continued after he returned to Egypt after completing the Teacher Training Program in 1938.
First layer inside view of anatomical model of the eye by Dr. Louis Auzoux, circa 1891
January 9, 2020
Dr Auzoux’s Anatomical and Botanical Teaching Models at Perkins
Portrait of Julia Romana Anagnos
December 12, 2019
Anagnos Cottage on Perkins campus isn't named after the school's second director, Michael Anagnos. So who is it named for?
Photograph of Mount Auburn Cemetery showing gravestones, a tree, and the Chapel in the background.
November 26, 2019
Mount Auburn's connections to notable Perkins figures of the 19th Century.
Young man sitting at a table typing on a brailler
October 8, 2019
Learn about some possible topics for 2019-2020 National History Day projects focusing on this year's theme: Breaking Barriers.
A film still of Deafblind Circus.
September 20, 2019
The Deafblind Circus, put on by students and staff in the Deaflbind Program at Perkins, was filmed and is now part of Perkins Film Collection.

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