Perkins Archives Blog

Teacher working with her students in the geography classroom of the Perkins Kindergarten for the Blind, circa 1893.
August 20, 2014
Teaching methodology: curriculum related collections on geography, reading and writing,physical education, manual arts and vocational training.
Benjamin F. Smith and Edward J. Waterhouse Correspondence Files from 1961-1976.
June 18, 2014
Perkins' Directors' files that date from 1950 to 2000.
screenshot of the opening title sequence for "Light For All"
May 2, 2014
8 Perkins movies, 1923-1985, now available for your viewing pleasure.
An opened old braille book.
April 25, 2014
Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), on April 25, 2014, Rochester, NY.
A sample of Oliver Caswell's handwriting (1844).
March 19, 2014
Two excerpts from Oliver Caswell's journal written March, 1844 in square hand when he was a teenager.
Handwritten document of the petition
March 12, 2014
Petition signed by 65 individuals to end the practice of cold water bathing at the Perkins Institution on a compulsory basis.
A group gathered around a gigantic cake that looks like the Perkins Howe building
March 3, 2014
In honor of our 185th anniversary here is a look back at our 150th anniversary celebration.
color drawing of the Perkins Watertown campus and tower, a daguerreotype of Sophia Carter with a pupil, an illustration of the Howe Memorial Embossing Press, and a newspaper clipping about the Perkins South Boston building.
January 7, 2014
My experience can best be exemplified by my discovery of a theater review for a production of Alice in Wonderland from 1919.
Poster for a musical performance of "Les Deux Aveugles: Bouffonnerie Musicale", featuring two men with broad smiles playing musical instruments.
January 6, 2014
Successful collaboration with the archives internship program at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.