A scrapbook next to an interior spread from a kindergarten scrapbook.

Complete list of digitized scrapbooks

A list of links to digitized scrapbooks from the Perkins Archives scrapbook collection spanning 1829-1958.


Our goal is provide resources that are accessible to all

The digitized scrapbooks collection has been digitized and made available on the Internet Archive, which utilizes optical character recognition (OCR) and downloadable file formats, including Daisy, to provide access to users who are blind and visually impaired. We acknowledge that OCR is prone to errors, and cannot recognize graphics or handwritten text, thus creating barriers to these materials. It is our intention that by providing the materials as is, the resource is findable online to all. If any of Perkins Archives resources accessed online aren’t accessible in part or in whole, to a user because of a disability, we will create an accessible version upon request. 

List of links

The digitized volumes span 1829-1958 and contain clippings on many topics including Perkins, other schools for students who are blind or deafblind, related organizations, and notable figures such as Laura Bridgman and Helen Keller.  They also contain ephemera such as theater programs. The list provides links to all digitized volumes and is arranged in alphabetical order by name of volume followed by date span, and then volume number.

Portrait of Lady Campbell. In three-quarter profile with hair parted down the middle and braided in the back. Wearing a dress with lace collar and dark lacy shawl.

Lady Campbell

Portrait of Emile Pierre Trencheri, 1832.

Emile Trencheri

Edward Kennedy, facing the camera, shaking Richard C. Carlson's hand. Carlson's back is to the camera.

Edward M. Kennedy’s 1988 Perkins Graduation Speech