Helen Keller Newspaper Notices 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: 
1887-1947
Call number: 
AG145
Abstract: 

This twenty-one volume collection of bound scrapbooks contains newspaper clippings, articles, and pamphlets about Helen Keller, from her early education to her later life. The clippings include information about other deafblind students, including Thomas Stringer, Edith Thomas, and Laura Bridgman, as well as references to Anne Sullivan, Mark Twain, Alexander Graham Bell, and other figures in Helen Keller’s life.

Extent: 
6 linear feet (21 volumes)
Language: 
English, German
Processed by: 

Charlotte Cushman ; Susanna Coit (2019)

Biographical/Historical notes: 

As one of the first schools to educate children who are deafblind, Perkins staff kept a collection of articles about the students and their progress through their lives. In addition to information about Perkins students, information about figures involved in those students' lives beyond their education was collected.

Restrictions: 
None
Credit line/Citation: 
Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Collection, Perkins School for the Blind
Scope/Contents: 

This twenty-one volume collection of bound scrapbooks contains newspaper clippings, articles, and pamphlets about Helen Keller, from her early education to her later life. The scrapbooks all have bookplates indicating that they belonged to Michael Anagnos or Edward E. Allen, who were the second and third directors of Perkins respectively. 

The clippings include information about other deafblind students, including Thomas Stringer, Edith Thomas, and Laura Bridgman, as well as references to Anne Sullivan, Mark Twain, Alexander Graham Bell, and other figures in Helen Keller’s life.

Arrangement: 

The articles are arranged chronologically in volumes. Some of the volumes are available digitally via the Internet Archive. A list of publications and subjects for each volume is available by request.

Subject Headings: 

Perkins School for the Blind.

Perkins School for the Blind--History.

Keller, Helen.

Sullivan, Anne

Macy, John Albert

Bridgman, Laura

Deafblind

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