Perkins Archives Blog

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.
woman sitting on a rock, holding a brimmed hat in her hands
August 9, 2019
In her letters to Helen Keller during the summer of 1959, Nella Braddy Henney included updates about a particularly persistent raccoon family.
Collage of images from the Archives Instagram posts
July 25, 2019
What have been our most popular posts?
Female students playing on a playground in 1908
June 18, 2019
Play had an important role in a Perkins education since it's inception.
smiling elderly woman sitting in a chair, resting her right arm on a table
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.