Perkins School for the Blind
A collection of records and documents created by Kenneth A. Stuckey when he served as the Research Librarian and Boy Scouts leader at Perkins School for the Blind between 1969 and 1998.
Susanna Coit, 2018
Kenneth A. Stuckey (commonly known as Ken) was born February 14, 1938. He began working at Perkins School for the Blind in 1965 as the Assistant Librarian. He became the Research Librarian in 1969 and was credited with “well-planned and interesting museum exhibits” (1977 Annual Report, 14). In addition to working in the Library, he served as Assistant Housemaster for Tompkins Cottage and was also the advisor for the Explorer Post. He led the Boy Scouts at Perkins and “raised the standard of Scouting at Perkins to a new level” (1977 Annual Report, p. 14). In 1982, he earned a Master of Library Science degree. Through his career he has authored a number of publications and articles about Perkins history, alumnae, blindness in culture and the history of blind education. He retired from Perkins in 1998.
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This collection contains records and documents from Kenneth Stuckey’s work in the Research Library and as a Boy Scouts leader at Perkins School for the Blind. It includes records of Boy Scouts’ activities, a collection of Christmas stories told at the Perkins Christmas Assembly, biographical information about three former students, and various other library and museum records. The collection includes a small collection of photographic negatives.
The collection is arranged in one series. When possible, materials are arranged chronologically.
B1:F1: Documentation of Moving the Bursar’s House, July 6, 1968
B1:F2: Report of 50th Anniversary Boy Scouts, June 6, 1979
B1:F3: Report of Explorer Trip to Florida, June 25-July 3, 1979
B1:F4: Ephemera from Northrup Night at the Pops, May 23, 1986
B1:F5: Documents relating to Emily Peeke, 1988
B1:F6: List of films and videos at IMC, ca. 1991
B1:F7: Materials from IAEDB, Pre-Conference Symposium, July 9, 1991
B1:F8: Documents relating to Mary Grace Burtt 102nd Birthday, November 28, 1991
B1:F9: Mary Murphy files, ca. 1997
B1:F10: Lighthouse for the Blind of Green Tactual Museum brochure, undated
B1:F11: Thessaloniki School brochure, undated
B1:F12: Negatives, undated
B2:F1: Letter from Nelson Coon to Kenneth Stuckey, March 11, 1976
B2:F2: Ephemera from Helen Keller Centennial Congress, 1980
B2:F3: 3 ¼ x 4 ½ Negatives (2) of Barbados stamp and disability stamps, 1982
B2:F4: Perma-Bound Catalog with correspondence, 1987
B2:F5: Information sheet: Stamps with Honor and Aid the Blind, August 29, 1995
B2: F6: Christmas Stories told by Kenneth A Stuckey, 1973-1997
Explorers (Boy Scouts).
Perkins School for the Blind.
Perkins School for the Blind--History.