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PW-51055-12
Arranging, Describing, and Creating Access to the Archives at Perkins School for the Blind
Betsy McGinnity, Perkins School for the Blind

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PW-51055-12

Laura Bridgman Digital Collection, Perkins School for the Blind (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Laura Bridgman Digital Collection, Perkins School for the Blind
Author: Molly Stothert-Maurer
Author: Charlotte Cushman
Abstract: This collection includes portraits, photos of textiles, personal items, and selected writings of Laura Bridgman from 1841 - 1889 at the Perkins Institution for the Blind, South Boston (now Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, Massachusetts). Laura Bridgman was the first person who is deafblind to be formally educated.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/perkinsarchive/collections/72157631975653264/
Access Model: open access

Collection Descriptions for Processed 19th Century Collections (Finding Aids) (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Collection Descriptions for Processed 19th Century Collections (Finding Aids)
Abstract: Detailed inventories, guides, and collection descriptions (finding aids) for the collections in the Archives at the Perkins School for the Blind that were completed as part of the grant.
Director: Betsy McGinnity
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.perkinsarchives.org/neh-grant.html
Secondary URL: http://http://www.perkinsarchives.org

Anagnos-Sullivan-Keller Correspondence, 1886-1896 (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Anagnos-Sullivan-Keller Correspondence, 1886-1896
Author: Charlotte Cushman
Author: Molly Stothert-Maurer
Abstract: This collection is comprised of three different sets of letters written between 1886 and 1896 related to the education of Helen Keller. It includes correspond- ence between Michael Anagnos, the Director of Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind (now Perkins School for the Blind) in Boston, and Helen's parents, Capt. A.H. and Kate Keller, as well as with Helen herself. A large part of the correspond- ence is between Anagnos and Annie Sullivan, a graduate of Perkins, who was sent to Tuscumbia, Alabama to work with Helen. The letters feature detailed descriptions of Helen's education, documenting both her rapid progress and some of the challenges that she and her teacher faced.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/perkinsarchive/collections/72157629303816171/
Access Model: open access

Embossed Materials for the Blind: History, Preservation Concerns and Special Projects (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Embossed Materials for the Blind: History, Preservation Concerns and Special Projects
Author: Molly Stothert-Maurer
Abstract: Conference talk given during a session titled "Recognizing and Respecting Archival Materials Produced by and for the Blind", Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), 2014, Rochester, NY.Covers the early history of the Perkins School for the Blind, a summary of the types of materials in the archives, a brief introduction to the first embossed book created for the blind and a bit about pre-braille materials. Includes the preservation challenges of embossed materials and an overview of digital projects, outreach and access efforts.
Date: 04/26/2014
Primary URL: http://www.perkinsarchives.org/preservation-embossed-materials.html
Primary URL Description: Perkins Archives website
Secondary URL: http://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/15625
Secondary URL Description: MARAC digital repository

Students with Deafblindness at the Perkins School for the Blind Digital Collection (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Students with Deafblindness at the Perkins School for the Blind Digital Collection
Author: Molly Stothert-Maurer
Author: Charlotte Cushman
Abstract: This is a collection of photographs of students, as well as their teachers, at the Perkins School for the Blind from 1890-1950. The students, ranging in age from kindergarten to adulthood, are shown in formal portraits, as well as in their daily activities. The collection highlights various communication methods used with people with a combined vision and hearing loss, including tactile sign language and the Tadoma method.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/perkinsarchive/collections/72157627421458281/
Primary URL Description: Flickr
Access Model: open access


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