Kenneth A. Stuckey papers

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


Perkins School for the Blind

Date Range: 
1968-1997, bulk 1991
Call number: 

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.

.5 linear feet, 1 box
Processed by: 

Susanna Coit, 2018

Biographical/Historical notes: 

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.

Sources of information: 
Credit line/Citation: 
Kenneth A. Stuckey Papers, Perkins School for the Blind

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.

Container List: 

Box: 1

Series 1:

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

Box 2:

Series 1:

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

Subject Headings: 

Boy Scouts.

Explorers (Boy Scouts).

Perkins School for the Blind.

Perkins School for the Blind--History.

School librarians.

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