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In more than 175 years, Perkins School for the Blind has benefited from dedicated friends, staff and leadership who have touched the lives of thousands of people.

Three photograph portraits: one of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, one of S.G. How and one of Laura Bridgman

In more than 175 years, Perkins School for the Blind has benefited from dedicated friends, staff and leadership who have touched the lives of thousands of people.

Explore our digital collections, which include exhibits on Helen Keller, Laura BridgmanStaff Photographs and Educators of the Blind, Edward J. Waterhouse, Michael Anagnos, William Hickling Precott and Julia Ward Howe.

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Elizabeth McClellan, a child born both deaf and blind due to a rubella infection, learned new communication skills after coming to Perkins.
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Throughout history, Perkins emerges stronger from world-changing events

Early 20th century group portrait of Teacher Training Program participants.
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Teacher of teachers

Kindergarten boys kneel next to white geese at the edge of Perkins Pond in November 1936.
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A pond for study and fun