Perkins Archives Blog
June 16, 2021
When Elizbeth Robin arrived at the Perkins Kindergarten she quickly befriended fellow student Edith Thomas. Thus began a lifelong friendship.
May 17, 2021
A guest post about Cornelia C. Roeske, a graduate of Perkins who became an accomplished musician, teacher, and composer.
April 29, 2021
The story of accusations of plagiarism and fraud surrounding a short story written by Helen Keller.
March 8, 2021
Anne Emilie Poulsson is remembered as a well-known American children’s author who championed early childhood education and the kindergarten movement.
February 19, 2021
Recent social media rumors aren't the first time that Helen Keller's accomplishments were doubted.
January 13, 2021
From 1935-1938 the Howe Press ran two Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects during the Great Depression.
December 16, 2020
With his memory of wishing he had "ten cents in his pocket" while studying at Perkins, Stephen Blaisdell left his fortune to Perkins students.
November 23, 2020
Printed in 1786, Essai Sur L'Education des Aveugles, by Valentin Haüy is the first embossed book printed for use by people who are blind.
October 22, 2020
Kyriakie Nicolaou, a student from Greece in the 1930s, made it clear that she "was just an ordinary girl," but her story was not.
September 16, 2020
Alexander Mell and the Imperial Royal Institute for the Education of the Blind in Vienna's unique friendship and collaboration with Perkins.