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Helen Keller EAD

Helen Keller Archives


Detailed Description of the Collection


Series 1: General Correspondence
1887 - 1989
209 manuscript boxes

Series 1 contains correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial documents, itineraries, media scripts, and other documents relating to Helen Keller's personal and public life, from her childhood in Tuscumbia, Alabama in the 1880s to her travels around the globe in the 1950s. Series 1 is divided into seven subseries: Legal and administrative, Advocacy and work, Individuals, Media and entertainment, Commemorations, Select subjects, General public and organizations. Each subseries is described individually.