Perkins Pamphlet Collection

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

Creator: 

Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind

Date Range: 
1885-1944
Call number: 
AG165
Abstract: 

The Perkins Pamphlet collection consists of a variety of pamphlets published by or for Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind between 1885 and 1944.

Extent: 
2 document boxes (1 linear foot)
Language: 
English
Processed by: 

Brittnee Worthy, 2018

Biographical/Historical notes: 

Opened in 1880 by Perkins’ second director, Michael Anagnos, the Blindiana Library has since collected one of the most comprehensive collections on the nonmedical aspects of blindness and deafblindness. In 1967, the research library became its own entity and adopted the name of renowned social psychologist Samuel P. Hayes. It is likely that the Perkins Pamphlet collection was originally acquired by the Samuel P. Hayes Research Library before being relocated to the Perkins Archives.

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

This collection contains pamphlets published by or for Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind between 1885 and 1944. The contents of these pamphlets cover a variety of topics: the history of Perkins, teaching at Perkins, resources for people who are blind, reports, and reprint publications of articles and essays concerning either Perkins Institution or blindness.

Arrangement: 

Arranged chronologically by year of publication

Container List: 

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS

B1:F1 = Box 1: Folder 1

Box 1:

B1:F1: The national subsidy fund for the blind by M. Anagnos, 1885

B1:F2: Report of the State Board of Education of Massachusetts, 1902-1909

B1:F3: A brief account of the work of Perkins Institution, 1905

B1:F4: A brief summary of the history of Perkins Institution, 1909

B1:F5: Games for the blind which may be played anywhere by Harold Molter, 1916

B1:F6: A beneficent life, Tributes to the memory of Jennie M. Colby, 1920

B1:F7: Christmas music, 1928-1948

B1:F8: Reading and teaching of music at Perkins, 1929

Box 2:

B2:F1: Blindness in fiction by Jessica L. Langworthy, ca. 1930

B2:F2: Museums for the blind by E. Allen, 1931

B2:F3: Perkins Institution reprint from American Educational Review, 1931

B2:F4: Practical geography for the blind by Clara L. Pratt, 1937

B2:F5: Children of the silent night, ca. 1937

B2:F6: Learning by listening, 1939

B2:F7: Open letter to my newly blinded friend in the armed forces by Joseph F. Clunk, ca. 1944

Provenance: 
Likely collected by Perkins Research Library, later Samuel P. Hayes Research Library.
Subject Headings: 

Perkins School for the Blind.

Perkins School for the Blind--History.

Perkins School for the Blind. Perkins publication

Blind--Services for

Blind--Education

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