Perkins Archives Blog

Typewritten letter signed by two Perkins alumni in square hand.
December 5, 2017
A letter from Perkins Alumni Association members offering support to those who lost their vision following the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
Photograph showing the original bound folder for the General Correspondence Collection
December 4, 2017
Blog post about Perkins Archives internship by Simmons College graduate student Ashley Williams.
A chart with three columns listing activities over the years. The final column shows that the increasing number of activities produced fewer delinquencies.
September 20, 2017
Story and information about Julian H. Mabey, who worked at Perkins School for the Blind as a teacher for 55 years between 1893 and 1944.
An image of a scene from the 1942 Perkins production of You Can't Take It With You.
July 18, 2017
The story of a Perkins Archives intern who processed the ephemera collection.
 A black and white photo showing 3 women sitting in lawn chairs outside. One of the women, Braddy Henney, is signing to Keller.
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.
Portrait of Anne Sullivan
November 18, 2016
A Perkins Archives interns experience processing the Anne Sullivan Centennial Commemoration collection.