Pages from the 1838-1875 Laura Bridgman scrapbook.

Digitized Laura Bridgman scrapbooks

Collection of scrapbooks of clippings about Laura Bridgman (1829-1889) spanning 1838-1904.

Digitized volumes

The scrapbook links are arranged by volume and years, earliest to latest, spanning 1838-1904. There are four volumes total. All links go to the Internet Archive.

Accessibility note

The “Laura Bridgman 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 to a user because of a disability, we can create an accessible version upon request. 

Kevin holds a brailler while a group of people around him take a look, including Shirley Temple.

Remembering former Perkins Director Kevin Lessard

Five boys sit at a wooden table each occupied in reading or writing with embossed books, braillers, slate and stylus, and an activity board.

National History Day 2024 in the Perkins Archives

A series of polariods depicting the Perkins Class of 1972, Marie as a student, Marie as an adult on the phone, and Marie with her guide dog.

Perkins alumna Marie Hennessy chooses to give back to her community