Perkins Archives Blog
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?
January 8, 2018
A guest blog post about Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan's close friendship with Joseph Edgar Chamberlin, written by his great-great granddaughter.
December 15, 2017
Learn about some possible topics for 2018 National History Day projects focusing on Conflict and Compromise in History.
December 5, 2017
A letter from Perkins Alumni Association members offering support to those who lost their vision following the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
December 4, 2017
Blog post about Perkins Archives internship by Simmons College graduate student Ashley Williams.