Perkins Archives Blog
June 18, 2019
Play had an important role in a Perkins education since it's inception.
May 10, 2019
Mary Grace Knap Burtt was a Perkins student and teacher, but she also opened a school of her own in China for girls who were blind.
April 17, 2019
Almost three years ago the Perkins Archives was approached with an idea of using 3-D printing technology to create an exhibit.
March 14, 2019
Polly Thomson spent 46 years as Helen Keller's companion and interpreter but is relatively unknown. Who was she? And how did she get the job?
February 25, 2019
A guest blog post about how Perkins students contributed to the World War II relief efforts.
February 7, 2019
Filmmaker Robert M. Campbell's award-winning films shared the stories of Perkins students, staff, and alumni as part of a 1960s public education effort.
January 8, 2019
When Perkins built a Fallout Shelter on campus in 1961, planning involved more than just the structure itself.
December 12, 2018
An 1885 newspaper article about how “Willie” Elizabeth Robin, celebrated Christmas in 1885 helped educate the public about deafblindness.
November 6, 2018
Perkins director Edward E. Allen was a firm believer in the benefits of "simple beauty" for schools for the blind and made sure that the new campus in Watertown fulfilled this belief.
October 16, 2018
Accounts of Halloween celebrations and activities in 1925.