By Molly Stothert-Maurer
The Perkins School for the Blind Archives recently added four new collections to the Digital Commonwealth Repository. These collections are important primary resources including photographs of Helen Keller, from childhood through adulthood, correspondence from Anne Sullivan (including her first letter describing her arrival in Tuscumbia, AL when she first met Helen Keller), and a look at deafblind education from the perspective of another Perkins student, Carmela Otero, whose life remained out of the public eye as Keller’s was.
Some notable items include:
A letter from Perkins Director Michael Anagnos to Arthur Keller, Helen Keller’s father, recommending Anne Sullivan as teacher for Helen
One of the earliest photographs of Helen Keller
A photograph of Anne Sullivan holding a dog while riding a horse in Hollywood
For more information please visit the Perkins School for the Blind Archives homepage: www.perkinsarchives.org