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Perkins Archives Blog
March 2, 2016
The Research Library staff was surprised and excited to receive three books printed at Perkins in 1836, 1837, and 1839.
February 17, 2016
Important research materials related to the life of Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe and their daughters was gifted to the Perkins School.
February 9, 2016
The digitization of the Nella Braddy Henney Collection of Manuscripts is notable for containing extensive Helen Keller correspondence.
January 20, 2016
This handwritten ledger contains detailed medical and family records of students at the Perkins School for the Blind.
January 7, 2016
The childhood home of Laura Bridgman is located in Aetna, New Hamphshire. Moses Woolcott who built a one room home on the land in 1767.
December 14, 2015
1949 letter from Perkins' student Janice Charlotte Liscomb to her family in Maine.
September 23, 2015
Cataloged newspaper clippings about individuals with deafblindness from 1845-1974. They cover local, national, and international people and companies.
July 21, 2015
One of the best parts of this project was getting to learn more about Helen Keller through what she read.
June 29, 2015
In 1837, Laura Bridgman (1829 –1889), at almost eight years old, became a student at the Perkins Institution (now Perkins School for the Blind).
1902: Fenway Court Music Room acoustics tested by Perkins Students. Pandemonium ensues after student galoshes moved during concert!
June 3, 2015
One hundred students of Perkins Institute invited to sing in the Famous Music Room at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum.