Perkins Archives Blog

A black and white photo showing three women sitting in lawn chairs outside. One of the women, Braddy Henney, is signing to Helen Keller. Polly Thomson is sitting on the other side of Helen Keller. There is a black dog seated in front of them.
June 26, 2017
What we can learn about how Helen Keller celebrated her birthday from journals kept by Nella Braddy Henney.
A pile of four 19th Century Newspapers
May 2, 2017
A Perkins Archives intern's experience processing the the Printed Ephemera collection, and the Blindness in Popular Fiction and Nonfiction collection.
Letterhead for May French-Sheldon's Lecture Tour, 1892.
April 19, 2017
The Kindergarten Correspondence Collection consists of 39 volumes, spanning the years 1884-1921.
A black and white photograph of an adolescent Helen Keller reading an embossed book. She is wearing a frilly dress and is seated.
April 10, 2017
How Helen Keller used the libraries at Perkins School for the Blind when she visited and how she felt about books.
Black and white photo of girls from the lower school sitting around a large, decorated Christmas tree
December 14, 2016
Recollections of Christmas memories from former Perkins students as they were featured in the 1925 Annual Report.
November 18, 2016
A Perkins Archives interns experience processing the Anne Sullivan Centennial Commemoration collection.
Old papers and programs
November 14, 2016
I was presented with four packages of programs wrapped in brown paper which had not been touched in about sixty years.
a typewritten letter with 5 handwritten corrections and signed Nancy
October 25, 2016
Blog entry about how different versions of letters can influence the understanding of their contents and the correspondence.
Woman working at a table.
September 20, 2016
The Perkins School for the Blind Archives recently received an offer of a donation that also came with a valuable observation.
A group of tiled images that feature some of the tactile map collection.
July 12, 2016
Over 100 maps from the 1830's to the 1960's have just been added to the Perkins Archives digital map collection.