Maria Ritchie Collection

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

Creator: 

Maria Ritchie

Date Range: 
1943-1987, bulk 1950s
Call number: 
AG73
Abstract: 

A collection of clippings and other literature collected by Maria Ritchie. Topics include Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, retrolental fibroplasia (retinopathy of prematurity), and Perkins’ early work with infants and their mothers in the late 1940s. Most of the articles are about work for babies with retinopathy of prematurity being done in the Boston area.

Extent: 
.25 linear foot, 1 box
Language: 
English
Processed by: 

Susanna Coit, 2018

Biographical/Historical notes: 

Maria Dickson (1906-1998) was born in Banbridge, Ireland and was married to  George Ritchie (born in 1905 in Aberdeen, Scotland). They resided in Malden, Massachusetts and in 1945 Mrs. Ritchie and her son attended the Nursery School project at Perkins.

Restrictions: 
None
Credit line/Citation: 
Maria Ritchie Collection, Perkins School for the Blind
Scope/Contents: 

This collection contains newspaper clippings, accompanied by published reports and booklets. Topics include Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, retrolental fibroplasia (retinopathy of prematurity), and Perkins’ early work with infants and their mothers in the late 1940s. Most of the articles are about work being done in the Boston area related to babies with retinopathy of prematurity.

Arrangement: 

B1:F1 = Box 1: Folder 1

This collection is arranged into 7 folders by material type. The clippings are arranged chronologically by year.

Container List: 

Box: 1

B1:F1: No Place to Go - publication and correspondence

B1:F2: Clippings, 1943-1952

B1:F3: Clippings, 1953-1962

B1:F4: Clippings, undated

B1:F5: Perkins events, 1951, 1952, 1953

B1:F6: Pauline Moor to Mrs. George Ritchie, August 18, 1960

B1:F7: Publications, 1951, 1952, 1977, 1987

Provenance: 
This collection was donated by Wallace Ritchie’s brother, who is a relative of former Perkins staff member, Peg Cleary. Ms. cleary assisted with getting the donation to the Archives.
Subject Headings: 

Perkins School for the Blind.

Perkins School for the Blind--History.

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