Pages from the 1888-1900 scrapbook on blindness.

Digitized scrapbooks on blindness

Collection of clippings scrapbooks on the topic of blindness, originally labeled "miscellaneous." The collection spans 1888-1958.


Our goal is provide resources that are accessible to all

The blindness 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. 

Portrait of Cora Crocker, a Perkins student with deafblindness, wearing a long white dress and leaning against an ornately carved wooden chair. Portrait studio backdrop has a classical column at the top right.

Cora Crocker

Close-up of the Christmas Concert Program from 1935 that reads, "Perkins Institution invites you to attend the Concert of Christmas Music".

Christmas Concert with address by Farrell, 1935

Display of talking books for blind readers from the Library of Congress, 1958.

1935 WPA talking book machine address