Perkins Archives Blog

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.
Bound correspondence showing broken binding and correspondence, including letter from Charles Dickens
May 25, 2016
In the incoming correspondence from 1868-1869 there are three letters from Dickens to founding Perkins Director, S.G. Howe.
 handwritten note with pencil letters carefully copied over with black ink, several publishing notes on edges
April 25, 2016
An intern's experience working in the Perkins Archives digitizing a Helen Keller and Nella Braddy Henney correspondence collection.
excerpt from typewritten document
March 23, 2016
Helen Keller's prepared responses to questions from the audience during her Vaudeville performances.
Stack of three old books
March 2, 2016
The Research Library staff was surprised and excited to receive three books printed at Perkins in 1836, 1837, and 1839.
Two people sit at a table surrounded by papers.
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.
Scan of page 2 of a letter from Cora A. Newton, a teacher of Anne Sullivan, to Nella Braddey Henney, dated May 23, 1927.
February 9, 2016
The digitization of the Nella Braddy Henney Collection of Manuscripts is notable for containing extensive Helen Keller correspondence.
Cover of the 1890 Census, Perkins Institution
January 20, 2016
This handwritten ledger contains detailed medical and family records of students at the Perkins School for the Blind.
The childhood home of Laura Bridgman located in Etna, New Hampshire.
January 7, 2016
The childhood home of Laura Bridgman is located in Etna, New Hampshire. Moses Woolcott who built a one room home on the land in 1767.
An envelope address to the student parent in 1949.
December 14, 2015
1949 letter from Perkins' student Janice Charlotte Liscomb to her family in Maine.