Teacher Journals: Deafblind Department (1841-1849, and 1888-1899)

Links to digitized journals on the Internet Archive by volume:

1841-1849: 
Detailed accounts by teachers at the Perkins Institution (now Perkins School for the Blind) of daily activities, lessons, travel, interactions between the students, conversations, thoughts and temperament of students who were deafblind,  including Laura Bridgman, Oliver Caswell, and others. Contains pencil notes in the margin highlighting sections and quotes. The bulk of the content surrounds Laura Bridgman, who is sometimes referred to as “L”. For more information see the finding aid.

Volume 1: June 1, 1841- Jan. 5, 1842

Volume 2: June 22, 1841- Oct. 26, 1841

Volume 3: Jan. 6, 1842 - Jan. 3, 1843

Volume 4: May 8, 1842 - April 4, 1843

Volume 5: Jan. 4, 1843 - April 1, 1843

Volume 6: April 10, 1843 - Sept. 28, 1843

Volume 7: May 31, 1843 - February 2, 1844

Volume 8: Oct. 26, 1843 -  March 1844

Volume 9: Feb. 12, 1844 - Sept. 17, 1845; November 1845 - Feb. 13, 1846

Volume 10: March 12, 1844 - Sept. 14, 1844

Volume 11: June 1, 1844 - Sept. 16, 1844

Volume 12: Nov. 1, 1844 - May 1, 1845

Volume 13: 1845-1847

Volume 14: Oct. 12, 1848 - Nov. 10, 1849

1888-1899

Volume 1: Notes on Helen Keller (1888)

Volume 2: Summer 1897 (Tommy Stringer)

Volume 3: 1897 (Willie Robin and Tommy Stringer)

Volume 4: Summer of 1899 (Tommy Stringer)

Overview of Bridgman Collections