Jimmy Osborn Newspaper Clippings Collection

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


Captain John O’Connell; Perkins School for the Blind

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0.5 linear feet
Processed by: 

Jennifer Hale, 2013

Biographical/Historical notes: 

James Osborn, known as Jimmy, became widely known in the United States as the British blind pianist who was “adopted” by members the American Ninth Air Force. While stationed in England during World War II, the 9th raised money so that 10 year old Jimmy could get an education in the United States. In 1945, James was enrolled at Perkins School for the Blind. James was from Romford, England.In 1947, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Osborn moved to the United States, settling in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

Credit line/Citation: 
Jimmy Osborn Clippings Collection, Perkins School for the Blind.

1 series, 1 box

Container List: 

Box 1: Clippings and photographs, 1945-1951

Folder 1: Two photographs of Jimmy Osborn performing, n. d.

Folder 2: Collier’s clipping with hand written note from the author, 1945

Folder 3: Clippings sent from Capt. John F. O’Connell of the United States Strategic Air Forces (USSTAF), 1945

Folder 4: Clippings, 1945-1951

Folder 5: Clippings, 1945-1951

Folder 6: Clippings, 1945-1951

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