Perkins Correspondence Collection

Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Perkins School for the Blind
175 N. Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Creator: 

Perkins School for the Blind

Date Range: 
1828-1933
Call number: 
AG53
Abstract: 

Incoming correspondence and facsimiles of outgoing correspondence of the Perkins School for the Blind (formerly Perkins Institution). The collection is predominantly general correspondence addressed to the school or to the school director.

Extent: 
65 linear feet
Language: 
English
Processed by: 

Molly Stothert-Maurer, 2015

Restrictions: 
None
Credit line/Citation: 
Perkins Correspondence Collection, Perkins School for the Blind
Arrangement: 

Series 1: Incoming Correspondence- bound volumes, item level index
Series 2: Incoming Correspondence- boxed, organized alphabetically
Series 3: Sent Correspondence- facsimiles in bound volumes
Series 4: Correspondence- bound volumes, by topic

Container List: 

Series 1: Incoming Correspondence- bound volumes, item level index

Incoming correspondence bound into volumes with alphabetical index. Some volumes have a link to a transcription of the index and some volumes have been digitized in their entirety and are available online. Note: For the digitized volumes-page number in the index refer to handwritten page numbers found on the corners of the letters, not the page numbers assigned in the navigation bar.

Key to Abbreviations: Vol. = Volume

Vol. 1: 1828-1835: indexdigitized 
Vol. 2: 1836-1837: indexdigitized 
Vol. 3: 1838-1839: indexdigitized
Vol. 4: 1840-1841: indexdigitized 
Vol. 5: 1842-1843: indexdigitized 
Vol. 6: 1844-1845: indexdigitized 
Vol. 7: 1846-1847: indexdigitized
Vol. 8: 1848-1849: indexdigitized
Vol. 9: 1850-1851: indexdigitized
Vol. 10: 1852-1853: indexdigitized
Vol. 11: 1854-1855: indexdigitized
Vol. 12: 1856-1857: indexdigitized
Vol. 13: 1858-1860: indexdigitized
Vol. 14: 1861-1863: indexdigitized
Vol. 15: 1864-1867: indexdigitized
Vol. 16: 1868-1869: indexdigitized
Vol. 17: 1869-1870: indexdigitized
Vol. 18: 1870-1871: indexdigitized
Vol. 19: 1871-1872: indexdigitized
Vol. 20: 1872-1873: indexdigitized
Vol. 21: 1873-1874: indexdigitized
Vol. 22: 1875-1876: index
Vol. 23: 1876-1877: index
Vol. 24: 1877-1878: index
Vol. 25: 1878-1879: index
Vol. 26: 1880-1881: index
Vol. 27: 1881-1882: index
Vol. 28: 1882-1883: index
Vol. 29: 1883: index
Vol. 30: 1884: index
Vol. 31: 1884 vol. 2: index
Vol. 32: 1884-1885: index
Vol. 33: 1885: index
Vol. 34: 1885-1886: index
Vol. 35: 1886: index
Vol. 36: 1886-1887: index 
Vol. 37: 1887: index
Vol. 38: 1887-1888: index
Vol. 39: 1888, January-May: index
Vol. 40: 1888, May-November: index
Vol. 41: 1888-1889: index
Vol. 42: 1889: indexdigitized
Vol. 43: 1890, January-May: index 
Vol. 44: 1890, June-December: index
Vol. 45: 1891, January-June: index
Vol. 46: 1891, July-December: index
Vol. 47: 1892, January-June: index
Vol. 48: 1892, July-December: index
Vol. 49: 1893, January-June: index
Vol. 50: 1893, July-December: index
Vol. 51: 1894, January-June: index
Vol. 52: 1894, July-December: index
Vol. 53: 1895, January-June: index
Vol. 54: 1895, July-December: index
Vol. 55: 1896, January-June: index
Vol. 56: 1896, July-December: index
Vol. 57: 1897, January-June: index
Vol. 58: 1897, July-December: index
Vol. 59: 1898, January-June: index
Vol. 60: 1898, July-December: index
Vol. 61: 1899, January-June: index
Vol. 62: 1899, July-December: index
Vol. 63: 1900, January-June: index
Vol. 64: 1900, July-December: index
Vol. 65: 1901, January-June: index
Vol. 66: 1901, July-December: index
Vol. 67: 1902, January-June: index
Vol. 68: 1902, July-December: index
Vol. 69: 1903, January-April: index
Vol. 70: 1903, May-August: index
Vol. 71: 1903, September-December: index
Vol. 72: 1904, January-April: index
Vol. 73: 1904, May-August: index
Vol. 74: 1904, September-December: index
Vol. 75: 1905, January-April: index
Vol. 76: 1905, May-August: index
Vol. 77: 1905, September-December: index
Vol. 78: 1906, January-April: index 
Vol. 79: 1906, May-August: index
Vol. 80: 1906, September-December: index
Vol. 81: 1907, January-June: index
Vol. 82: 1907, July-September: index
Vol. 83: 1907, October-December: index
Vol. 84: 1908, January-March: index
Vol. 85: 1908, April-June: index
Vol. 86: 1908, July-September: index
Vol. 87: 1908, October-December: index
Vol. 88: 1909, January-March: index
Vol. 89: 1909, April-June: index
Vol. 90: 1909, July-September: index
Vol. 91: 1909, October-December: index
Vol. 92: 1910, January-March: index
Vol. 93: 1910, April-June: index
Vol. 94: 1910, July-September: index
Vol. 95: 1910, October-December: index

Series 2: Incoming Correspondence- boxed, organized alphabetically

Organized alphabetically by year with no index or additional access points.

Box 1: January, 1911-March, 1912
Box 2: April, 1912-June, 1913
Box 3: July, 1913-November, 1914
Box 4: December, 1914-March, 1916
Box 5: April, 1916-September, 1917
Box 6: October 1917-June, 1919
Box 7: July, 1919-June, 1921
Box 8: July, 1921-January, 1923
Box 9: December 1923-October, 1924
Box 10: November, 1924-June, 1926
Box 11: July, 1926-November, 1927, digitized
Box 12: December, 1927-April, 1929, digitized 
Box 13: May, 1929-October, 1930, digitized
Box 14: November, 1930-June, 1931, digitized 

Series 3: Sent Correspondence- facsimiles in bound volumes

Early volumes contain handwritten transcripts. Later facsimiles are made through a wet transfer process into a letter copying book. Many volumes contain an alphabetical index of addressees.

Vol. 96: 1833-1836
Vol. 97: September, 1866-December, 1838
Vol. 98: January, 1839-March, 1841
Vol. 99: 1842-1844 (repurposed ledger book-first ¼ used by George Weller, Tailor)
Vol. 100: April, 1841-June, 1845
Vol. 101: June, 1845-November, 1848
Vol. 102: November, 1848-May, 1853
Vol. 103: June, 1853-March, 1858
Vol. 104: March, 1858-June, 1861
Vol. 105: January, 1862-August, 1868
Vol. 106: September, 1868-January, 1870
Vol. 107: January, 1870-June, 1871
Vol. 108: January, 1870-October, 1871
Vol. 109: June, 1871-June, 1874
Vol. 110: June, 1874-March, 1877
Vol. 111: March, 1877-December, 1878
Vol. 112: 1879-1880
Vol. 113: August, 1880-May, 1882
Vol. 114: May, 1882-September, 1883
Vol. 115: September, 1883-March, 1886
Vol. 116: March, 1886-August, 1888
Vol. 117: September, 1888-May, 1890
Vol. 118: May, 1890-March, 1892
Vol. 119: April, 1892-April, 1894, IndexDigitized
Vol. 120: April, 1894-January, 1896, IndexDigitized
Vol. 121: January, 1896-October, 1897
Vol. 122: October, 1897-June, 1899
Vol. 123: June, 1899-March, 1901
Vol. 124: March 1901, August, 1902
Vol. 125: August 1902-March, 1904
Vol. 126: March, 1904-February, 1906
Vol. 127: February 1906-February, 1908
Vol. 128: February 1908-September, 1909
Vol. 129: September, 1909-May, 1911
Vol. 130: May, 1911-May, 1913, Digitized
Vol. 131: May, 1913-December, 1915, IndexDigitized 
Vol. 132: December, 1915-March, 1918, Digitized
Vol. 133: March, 1918-April, 1920, Digitized
Vol. 134: April 1920-February, 1922
Vol. 135: February, 1922-November, 1923
Vol. 136: November, 1923-August, 1925
Vol. 137: August, 1925-February, 1927 
Vol. 138: February, 1927-August, 1928
Vol. 139: August, 1928-January, 1930
Vol. 140: January, 1930-June, 1931

Series 4: Correspondence- bound volumes, by topic

Incoming or outgoing correspondence books separated by topic/project.

Vol. 141: 1874-1933, Incoming concerning Annual Reports
Vol. 142: January 1890-January, 1928, sent facsimiles concerning Annual Reports
Vol. 143: January, 1890-April, 1909, sent facsimiles to officials
Vol. 144: 1897-1902, sent facsimiles, concerning “Engagements” (Employment/Hiring)
Vol. 145: 1901-1914, sent facsimiles, contents related to ordering books/library
Vol. 146: 1902-1916, sent facsimiles, concerning Home Teaching/Adult Blind
Vol. 147: 1909-1932, sent facsimiles to state Boards of Education

Subject Headings: 

Allen, Edward Ellis

Keller, Helen

Perkins School for the Blind--History

Perkins School for the Blind