Perkins Archives Blog
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.
September 10, 2018
Who designed and created the famous Perkins globe?
August 6, 2018
A profile of Jennie Colby, student, volunteer, founding member of the Alumni Association, and pioneer in therapeutic gymnastics and massage treatment.
July 17, 2018
Joseph Edgar Chamberlin's great-great granddaughter writes about how Helen Keller spent her days at Red Farm, the Chamberlins' home.
June 8, 2018
Before she was known as the national expert on preschool education for children who are blind, Polly Moor worked with the Summer Institute at Perkins.
May 1, 2018
Before the existence of digital photo editing tools, analog enhancements were made to prepare photographs for use in publications.
April 4, 2018
A guest blog post featuring J.E. Chamberlin's recollections of Helen Keller's love of reading, written by Chamberlin's great-great granddaughter.
January 23, 2018
Despite incorporating in 1829, Perkins did not officially open its doors to students until 1832. What took so long?