Perkins Archives Blog
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.
April 17, 2015
A clear copy of the images transferred to the opposite page of the book through a damaging process called acid migration or acid transfer.
February 27, 2015
The photograph collection that highlight tools and tricks seldom used in the digital age.
Rare portrait of Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins found in the Archives at the Perkins School for the Blind- now restored
October 31, 2014
Rare portrait of Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins (1764-1854), was recently uncovered in the Perkins Archives.
October 24, 2014
An intriguing group of letters began to shed light on a 19th century deafblind personality who, much like Bridgman, was widely celebrated in his day.
October 24, 2014
In 1856, Perkins was open to the public once a month and demand was such that visitors needed to get a ticket in advance in order to prevent a crowd.
September 12, 2014
Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe's receipt for good/services purchased from D. P. Butler, Practical Phrenologist, Bookseller, and Publisher, 1860.