Open Keller scrapbook

Digitized Helen Keller newspaper notices scrapbooks

A collection of digitized scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, articles, and pamphlets about Helen Keller from 1887-1947.


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The Helen Keller newspaper notices scrapbooks have been digitized and made available on the Internet Archive website, 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. 

Helen Keller scrapbooks on the Internet Archive

Links to scrapbooks are arranged by volume number followed by years, from earliest to latest. There are 20 volumes in total spanning 1887-1947. More detailed information about the full list of correspondence is available on the collection finding aid.

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