Perkins School for the Blind

Sullivan / Keller / Anagnos correspondence, 1886-1895

This set includes correspondence to and from Michael Anagnos, Director of Perkins School for the Blind, Annie Sullivan, and Captain & Mrs. Keller, parents of Helen. The letters focus on the early education of Helen Keller, both at home in Tuscumbia, Alabama and at Perkins School for the Blind.

Note: Many of the letters in this collection are pasted into bound correspondence volumes making them difficult to scan or photograph. Some of the images have been enhanced to improve visibility, such as brightness and contrast or to remove dust and scratches.

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