The Perkins Archives include collections related to the history of the education of the blind and deafblind, institutional archives, and correspondence of significant figures in the school's history, such as Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, and Samuel Gridley Howe. The collections are in a variety of formats, including original manuscripts, ledgers, scrapbooks, clippings notebooks, photographs, postcards, paintings and prints, reel-to-reel audio and film recordings, and museum objects including reading and writing apparatus and appliances.
- Search finding aids through a site-wide search using the box at the top right of the page.
- Some collections are included in the catalog of the Samuel P. Hayes Research Library.
- The best place to search for information about Perkins history is in the Annual Reports.
- Contact HayesLibrary@Perkins.org or 617-972-7251 for reference assistance. To schedule a visit please fill out our Research Application.
Finding Aids and Collections
List of processed and unprocessed collections with links to finding aids and digital collections. Access to unprocessed collections is allowed.