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Digitized scrapbooks on blindness associations.

Collection of scrapbooks of clippings about associations that serve people who are blind or visually impaired, spanning 1907-1939.


Our goal is provide resources that are accessible to all

The digitized scrapbooks on the topic of blindness associations have 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. 

Blindness associations scrapbooks on the Internet Archive

Links to scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization, followed by volume number, and years, earliest to latest. There are nine volumes total spanning 1907-1939.

Exerpt of handwritten letter from Henry David Thoreau.

A letter from Henry David Thoreau

Charles Lindsay with his uniformed driver, George S. Harvey. Both men are wearing long coats and hats, Lindsay in a bowler hat. Lindsay has his hand on Harvey's elbow, in a sighted guide position. There is an old-style car behind them.

Sir Charles William Lindsay

Howe Building in the snow in 1913.

Memories of a Perkins’ winter wonderland