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Helen Keller EAD

Helen Keller Archives


Detailed Description of the Collection


Series 1: General Correspondence
1878 - 1998
209 manuscript boxes

Subseries 1: Legal and administrative
1880 - 1989
Correspondence, legal agreements, and financial documents related to the financial arrangements and legal and personal administration of Keller's life are contained in this subseries. Subject files are arranged in alphabetical order as follows: Birthplace, (AFB) Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee for Helen Keller's Affairs, Death, Health, Homes, Investments, Legal (including Will and Estate), and Record Repositories. Items of interest include correspondence surrounding her three major homes in Wrentham, Massachusetts; Forest Hills, New York City; and Arcan Ridge, Connecticut; and the Board of Trustees, Will and Estate, and Record Repository files that provide information on the acquisition, conservation, preservation, and appraisal of the Helen Keller Archives by AFB.

Box 1 Folder 1

Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1881 - 1945


Box 1 Folder 2

Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1951 - 1952


Box 1 Folder 3

Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1952 - 1953


Box 1 Folder 4

Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1953 - 1957


Box 1 Folder 5

Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1954 - 1955


Box 1 Folder 6

Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1956 - 1959


Box 1 Folder 7

Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1960 - 1968


Box 1 Folder 8

Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1969 - 1971


Box 1 Folder 9

Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1972 - 1989


Box 2 Folder 1

Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee for Helen Keller Affairs
1931 - 1932


Box 2 Folder 2

Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee for Helen Keller Affairs
1939 - 1952


Box 2 Folder 3

Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee for Helen Keller Affairs
1952 - 1958


Box 2 Folder 4

Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee for Helen Keller Affairs
1959 - 1982


Box 3 Folder 1

Death: Condolences (A-C)
1968


Box 3 Folder 2

Death: Condolences (D-H)
1968


Box 3 Folder 3

Death: Condolences (I-M)
1968


Box 3 Folder 4

Death: Condolences (N-R)
1968


Box 3 Folder 5

Death: Condolences (S-Z)
1968


Box 3 Folder 6

Death: Cremation
1936 - 1968


Box 3 Folder 7

Death: Dedication of bust of Helen Keller, Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC
1968 - 1980


Box 3 Folder 8

Death: Flowers
1968


Box 3 Folder 9

Death: Funeral
1959 - 1969


Box 4 Folder 1

Death: General
1936 - 1967


Box 4 Folder 2

Death: General
1968 - 1980


Box 4 Folder 3

Death: Memorial Contributions
1968


Box 4 Folder 4

Death: Memorial Service, the New Church, New York City
1964 - 1968


Box 4 Folder 5

Death: Memorial - USC, Friends of the Libraries
1968 - 1977


Box 4 Folder 6

Death: Memorial - USC, Friends of the Libraries
1969


Box 5 Folder 1

Health
1911 - 1976


Box 5 Folder 2

Homes: Wrentham, Massachusetts
1909


Box 5 Folder 3

Homes: Forest Hills, New York
1923 - 1964


Box 5 Folder 4

Homes: Arcan Ridge - First construction (deed)
1939


Box 5 Folder 5

Homes: Arcan Ridge - First construction (specifications)
1939


Box 5 Folder 6

Homes: Arcan Ridge - First construction (correspondence and specifications)
1939


Box 5 Folder 7

Homes: Arcan Ridge - First construction (correspondence and specifications)
1939


Box 5 Folder 8

Homes: Arcan Ridge - Second construction (Clark and Hackett)
1939 - 1958


Box 5 Folder 9

Homes: Arcan Ridge - Second construction (correspondence)
1941 - 1965


Box 6 Folder 1

Homes: Arcan Ridge - Second construction (fund)
1946 - 1949


Box 6 Folder 2

Homes: Arcan Ridge - Second construction (library)
1946 - 1947


Box 6 Folder 3

Homes: Arcan Ridge - Second construction (contracts and plans)
1947


Box 6 Folder 4

Homes: Arcan Ridge - Second construction (furnishings)
1947 - 1950


Box 6 Folder 5

Homes: Arcan Ridge - Second construction (general)
1947 - 1958


Box 6 Folder 6

Homes: Arcan Ridge - Marion R. Leavy
1963 - 1968


Box 6 Folder 7

Homes: Arcan Ridge - Helen Notman
1964


Box 6 Folder 8

Homes: General
1950


Box 6 Folder 9

Investments: General
1902 - 1936


Box 6 Folder 10

Investments: Robert L. Raymond
1916 - 1937


Box 6 Folder 11

Investments: Manufacturers Trust Company
1932 - 1956


Box 6 Folder 12

Investments: Manufacturers Trust Company
1957 - 1964


Box 6 Folder 13

Investments: State National Bank of Connecticut
1956 - 1964


Box 7 Folder 1

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund
1948 - 1955


Box 7 Folder 2

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund
1956 - 1958


Box 7 Folder 3

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund
1959 - 1962


Box 7 Folder 4

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund
1963


Box 7 Folder 5

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, January - April 1964
1964


Box 7 Folder 6

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, May - June 1964
1964


Box 7 Folder 7

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, July - October 1964
1964


Box 7 Folder 8

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, November - December 1964
1964


Box 8 Folder 1

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, January - April 1965
1965


Box 8 Folder 2

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, May - June 1965
1965


Box 8 Folder 3

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, July - December 1965
1965


Box 8 Folder 4

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, January - April 1966
1966


Box 8 Folder 5

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, May - June 1966
1966


Box 8 Folder 6

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, July 1966
1966


Box 8 Folder 7

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, October - December 1966
1966


Box 8 Folder 8

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, January - March 1967
1967


Box 8 Folder 9

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, April - June 1967
1967


Box 9 Folder 1

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, July - September 1967
1967


Box 9 Folder 2

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, October - December 1967
1967


Box 9 Folder 3

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, January - April 1968
1967


Box 9 Folder 4

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund, May - December 1968
1968


Box 9 Folder 5

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund
1969


Box 9 Folder 6

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund - Withdrawals, checks
1963


Box 9 Folder 7

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund - Bank book and checks
1963


Box 10 Folder 1

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund - Check withdrawals
1964


Box 10 Folder 2

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund - Check withdrawals
1965


Box 10 Folder 3

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund - Check withdrawals
1966


Box 10 Folder 4

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund - Check withdrawals
1966


Box 10 Folder 5

Investments: Arcan Ridge Fund - Check withdrawals
1968


Box 11 Folder 1

Legal: Consents: A - General
1932 - 1984


Box 11 Folder 2

Legal: Consents: B - General
1936 - 1983


Box 11 Folder 3

Legal: Consents: C - General
1936 - 1983


Box 11 Folder 4

Legal: Consents - Callier Hearing and Speech Center, Dallas, TX
1965


Box 11 Folder 5

Legal: Consents - D - General
1947 - 1984


Box 12 Folder 1

Legal: Consents - F - General
1959 - 1984


Box 12 Folder 2

Legal: Consents - Field Enterprises
1960 - 1961


Box 12 Folder 3

Legal: Consents - Franklin Mint
1972 - 1977


Box 12 Folder 4

Legal: Consents - G - General
1932 - 1984


Box 12 Folder 5

Legal: Consents - Gold Star Plan
1961 - 1969


Box 12 Folder 6

Legal: Consents - H - General
1938 - 1972


Box 12 Folder 7

Legal: Consents - Hallmark Cards
1960 - 1985


Box 12 Folder 8

Legal: Consents - I - General
1956 - 1962


Box 12 Folder 9

Legal: Consents - J - General
1937 - 1967


Box 12 Folder 10

Legal: Consents - L - General
1954 - 1983


Box 13 Folder 1

Legal: Consents - M - General
1932 - 1983


Box 13 Folder 2

Legal: Consents - National Commemoration of Coverdale Bible
1935


Box 13 Folder 3

Legal: Consents - N - General
1889 - 1983


Box 13 Folder 4

Legal: Consents - O - General
1964 - 1981


Box 13 Folder 5

Legal: Consents - P - General
1942 - 1984


Box 13 Folder 6

Legal: Consents - Reader's Digest
1957 - 1981


Box 13 Folder 7

Legal: Consents - R - General
1932 - 1981


Box 13 Folder 8

Legal: Consents - Scott Foresman and Company
1963 - 1982


Box 13 Folder 9

Legal: Consents - S - General
1946 - 1984


Box 14 Folder 1

Legal: Consents - T - General
1933 - 1979


Box 14 Folder 2

Legal: Consents - U - General
1947 - 1975


Box 14 Folder 3

Legal: Consents - V - General
1948 - 1983


Box 14 Folder 4

Legal: Consents - World Council of Peace (refused)
1952


Box 14 Folder 5

Legal: Consents - W - General
1951 - 1982


Box 14 Folder 6

Legal: Consents - X, Y, Z - General
1929 - 1965


Box 14 Folder 7

Legal: Contracts "The Miracle Worker"
1948 - 1977


Box 14 Folder 8

Legal: Contracts - General
1924 - 1957


Box 14 Folder 9

Legal: Copyrights (all)
1951 - 1982


Box 15 Folder 1

Legal: Insurance - General
1960 - 1980


Box 15 Folder 2

Legal: Power of Attorney - Nella B. Henney
1948 - 1960


Box 15 Folder 3

Legal: Power of Attorney - American Foundation for Overseas Blind
1957


Box 15 Folder 4

Legal: Deed of plot of land in Pennsylvania to Helen Keller
1920


Box 15 Folder 5

Legal: Royalties
1975 - 1981


Box 15 Folder 6

Legal: Taxes
1942 - 1964


Box 15 Folder 7

Legal: Will and Estate - Beneficiary - World Council for Welfare of the Blind
1970 - 1978


Box 15 Folder 8

Legal: Will and Estate
1941 - 1958


Box 15 Folder 9

Legal: Will and Estate
1959 - 1960


Box 15 Folder 10

Legal: Will and Estate
1968


Box 16 Folder 1

Legal: Will and Estate
1969 - 1982


Box 16 Folder 2

Record Repositories: American Antiquarian Society
1887 - 1978


Box 16 Folder 3

Record Repositories: American Antiquarian Society
1892 - 1902


Box 16 Folder 4

Record Repositories: AFB
1891 - 1967


Box 16 Folder 5

Record Repositories: AFB
1968 - 1969


Box 17 Folder 1

Record Repositories: AFB
1970 - 1972


Box 17 Folder 2

Record Repositories: AFB
1973


Box 17 Folder 3

Record Repositories: New York Public Library (microfiche copies 1973-1974)
1880 - 1958


Box 17 Folder 4

Record Repositories: AFB
1974


Box 17 Folder 5

Record Repositories: AFB
1975 - 1976


Box 17 Folder 6

Record Repositories: AFB
1977


Box 17 Folder 7

Record Repositories: AFB
1978 - 1979


Box 17 Folder 8

Record Repositories: AFB
1980 - 1984


Box 18 Folder 1

Record Repositories: AFB
1952 - 1980


Box 18 Folder 2

Record Repositories: AFB
1981


Box 18 Folder 3

Record Repositories: Alabama State Archives
1892 - 1977


Box 18 Folder 4

Record Repositories: Hadley School for the Blind
1887 - 1977


Box 18 Folder 5

Record Repositories: Hadley School for the Blind
1889 - 1977


Box 18 Folder 6

Record Repositories: Harvard University, Houghton Library
1902 - 1977


Box 18 Folder 7

Record Repositories: Haverford College
1910 - 1978


Box 18 Folder 8

Record Repositories: Henry E. Huntington Library
1898 - 1977


Box 18 Folder 9

Record Repositories: Indiana University, Lily Library
1907 - 1977


Box 19 Folder 1

Record Repositories: University of Iowa Libraries
1902 - 1977


Box 19 Folder 2

Record Repositories: Library of Congress
1953 - 1977


Box 19 Folder 3

Record Repositories: Perkins School for the Blind
1887 - 1892


Box 19 Folder 4

Record Repositories: Perkins School for the Blind
1886 - 1894


Box 19 Folder 5

Record Repositories: Pierpont Morgan Library
1983


Box 19 Folder 6

Record Repositories: Princeton University Library
1896 - 1977


Box 19 Folder 7

Record Repositories: Rochester School for the Deaf Archives
1926 - 1960


Box 19 Folder 8

Record Repositories: Syracuse University
1964


Box 19 Folder 9

Record Repositories: Tamiment Institute Library
1973


Box 19 Folder 10

Record Repositories: University of California, Berkeley
1977 - 1984