Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Collection

Collection Overview: This twenty volume collection of bound scrapbooks from 1887-1947 contains newspaper clippings, articles, and pamphlets about Helen Keller, detailing information about her early education to her later life.

The clippings include information about other deafblind students, as well as references to Anne Sullivan, Mark Twain, Alexander Graham Bell, and other figures in her life. Reports of her activities include her efforts to establish vocational training and rehabilitation services for the blind, her interest in women's suffrage, socialism, and industrial workers of the world.

Online Availability: This collection is available through the Internet Archive.

Links by Volume Number:

  1. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 1 (1887)
  2. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 2 (1894)
  3. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 3 (1903)
  4. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 4 (January – July 1904)
  5. Helen Keller at Radcliffe College Volume 4B (1904)
  6. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 6 (1905)
  7. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 7 (1906)
  8. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 8 (1907)
  9. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 9 (1909)
  10. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 10 (1912)
  11. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 11 (1913)
  12. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 12 (1913)
  13. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 13 (1914)
  14. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 14 (1915)
  15. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 15 (1916)
  16. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 16 (1916)
  17. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 17 (1922)
  18. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 18 (1927)
  19. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 19 (1934)
  20. Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Volume 20 (1936)

Collection Overview:

TITLE: Helen Keller Newspaper Notices Collection
CREATOR: Perkins School for the Blind
DATE RANGE: 1887-1947
CALL NUMBER: AG145
PROVENANCE: Unknown

ABSTRACT: This twenty-one volume collection of bound scrapbooks contains newspaper clippings, articles, and pamphlets about Helen Keller, from her early education to her later life. The scrapbooks all have bookplates indicating that they belonged to Michael Anagnos or E.E. Allen, who were the directors of Perkins.  It is not known, however, whether they compiled these themselves, or if they had an assistant or librarian who created the actual scrapbooks.

The clippings include information about other deafblind students, including Tommy Stringer, Edith Thomas, and Laura Bridgman, as well as references to Anne Sullivan, Mark Twain, Alexander Graham Bell, and other figures in her life.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 6 linear feet
LANGUAGE: English, French, and German