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.


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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. 

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

Excerpt of handwritten committee report

Admitting Black students at Perkins in the 1830s

View of Perkins Institution campus from across the Perkins Pond. A boat with two instructors and about seven boys is at the center of the pond. Two of the boys, one in the bow and one in the stern, have their arms over the side of the boat with their fingers in the water. Another group of students sit on the grassy banks. Circa 1914.

The Perkins Pond