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Helen Keller

Helen Keller (1880-1968) is one of our most famous deafblind students. With many accomplishments and successes, Helen Keller was an extraordinary advocate for disability rights and inclusion. Learn more about her rich legacy.

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Close up of Polly Thomson and Helen Keller's hands, writing.
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Helen Keller’s hands

Tiled image of a book cover and Elizabeth Emerson
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A conversation with Elizabeth Emerson

Studio portrait of Helen Keller with Mr. Arthur Gilman. Keller is seated and Gilman stands. He is fingerspelling into her hand

Digitized Helen Keller and Arthur Gilman collection 

Examples of digitized materials on Flickr
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Digital collections on the Perkins Archives Flickr site

Disability Inclusion Matters
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Doubting Helen Keller: Where we go from here

Helen Keller next to Polly Thompson, who's on the phone.
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Q&A: A factual look at Helen Keller’s accomplishments

Studio portrait of Helen Keller with Mr. Arthur Gilman. Keller is seated and Gilman stands. He is fingerspelling into her hand
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Helen Keller’s college entrance exams

Books written by Clarence Hawkes shelved on a wood shelf
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Patience, Perseverance, and Pluck

Nella Braddy Henney sitting on a large rock under a flowering tree near her house on Foss Mountain.
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Keeping up with the raccoons

Helen Keller and Michael Anagnos in 1891
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The Frost King incident

Polly Thomson, right, spent 46 years as Helen Keller's companion and interpreter.
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The Third Musketeer

The photo of Robert Chaney with Helen Keller's monkey was taken outside Keller's home in Forest Hills, New York.
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Helen Keller’s jealous pet monkey and other finds in Perkins’ newest archive collection