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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 5: Commemorations
1904 - 1985
The subject files are as follows: Awards; Birthdays; Centennial Congress; Helen Keller Church Window; Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.; Helen Keller Coin; Helen Keller Day; Medals; Helen Keller Memorial Fund for the Deaf; Helen Keller Memorial Hospital; Helen Keller Memorial Week; Helen Keller National Center for the Deaf-Blind; Helen Keller Quilt; Helen Keller Rose; Helen Keller Souvenirs; Helen Keller Stamp; Helen Keller Tulip; and Helen Keller Name.

Box 96 Folder 1

Awards: Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, New York
1957 - 1965


Box 96 Folder 2

Awards: American Academy of Achievement
1964 - 1984


Box 96 Folder 3

Awards: American Association of Workers for the Blind - Shotwell Award
1929 - 1951


Box 96 Folder 4

Awards: American Association of Workers for the Blind - Shotwell Award (A-C)
1951


Box 96 Folder 5

Awards: American Association of Workers for the Blind - Shotwell Award (D-H)
1951


Box 96 Folder 6

Awards: American Association of Workers for the Blind - Shotwell Award (I-M)
1951


Box 96 Folder 7

Awards: American Association of Workers for the Blind - Shotwell Award (N-Z)
1951


Box 96 Folder 8

Awards: American Association of Workers for the Blind - Shotwell Award (Misc. A-G)
1951


Box 97 Folder 1

Awards: American Association of Workers for the Blind - Shotwell Award (Misc. H-R)
1951


Box 97 Folder 2

Awards: American Association of Workers for the Blind - Shotwell Award (Misc. S-Z)
1951


Box 97 Folder 3

Awards: A - General
1929 - 1966


Box 97 Folder 4

Awards: B - General
1956 - 1966


Box 97 Folder 5

Awards: Cannon, Annie Jump
1963 - 1964


Box 97 Folder 6

Awards: Connecticut Chapter National Society for the Prevention of Blindness
1957 - 1960


Box 97 Folder 7

Awards: C - General
1931 - 1965


Box 97 Folder 8

Awards: Deafness Research Foundation
1960 - 1973


Box 97 Folder 9

Awards: University of Delhi
1955


Box 97 Folder 10

Awards: Educational Institute of Scotland
1932


Box 97 Folder 11

Awards: E - General
1960 - 1962


Box 98 Folder 1

Awards: Federation of Jewish Philanthropies
1954 - 1959


Box 98 Folder 2

Awards: Free University of Berlin
1955


Box 98 Folder 3

Awards: French Legion of Honor
1952


Box 98 Folder 4

Awards: Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations
1952 - 1956


Box 98 Folder 5

Awards: Glasgow University
1932


Box 98 Folder 6

Awards: G - General
1931 - 1960


Box 98 Folder 7

Awards: Haddasah, New York chapter
1947 - 1951


Box 98 Folder 8

Awards: Hadassah, Boston chapter
1952 - 1953


Box 98 Folder 9

Awards: Harvard University
1955


Box 98 Folder 10

Awards: H - General
1939 - 1957


Box 98 Folder 11

Awards: International Mark Twain Society
1953 - 1954


Box 98 Folder 12

Awards: J - General
1955 - 1964


Box 98 Folder 13

Awards: Lions International
1941 - 1961


Box 98 Folder 14

Awards: Lions International
1960 - 1962


Box 98 Folder 15

Awards: L - General
1952 - 1978


Box 99 Folder 1

Awards: M - General
1951 - 1967


Box 99 Folder 2

Awards: New York World's Fair Women's Hall of Fame
1965


Box 99 Folder 3

Awards: Nobel Peace Prize
1952 - 1953


Box 99 Folder 4

Awards: Nobel Peace Prize
1953 - 1958


Box 99 Folder 5

Awards: N - General
1913 - 1952


Box 99 Folder 6

Awards: N - General
1952 - 1967


Box 99 Folder 7

Awards: O - General
1932 - 1980


Box 99 Folder 8

Awards: Pictorial Review Magazine
1931 - 1932


Box 99 Folder 9

Awards: President's Committee on Blind-Made Products
1955


Box 99 Folder 10

Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom
1964


Box 99 Folder 11

Awards: P - General
1928 - 1960


Box 99 Folder 12

Awards: Republic of China Ministry of Education
1968


Box 99 Folder 13

Awards: Roosevelt Memorial Association
1935 - 1963


Box 99 Folder 14

Awards: Rotary Club of New York
1956 - 1961


Box 100 Folder 1

Awards: R - General
1939 - 1967


Box 100 Folder 2

Awards: South's Hall of Fame for the Living
1952


Box 100 Folder 3

Awards: S - General
1952 - 1960


Box 100 Folder 4

Awards: Temple University
1931 - 1932


Box 100 Folder 5

Awards: T - General
1956


Box 100 Folder 6

Awards: U - General
1933


Box 100 Folder 7

Awards: Variety Club International
1952


Box 100 Folder 8

Awards: University of Witwatersrand
1951


Box 100 Folder 9

Awards: Women's Hall of Fame
1979 - 1982


Box 100 Folder 10

Awards: W - General
1948 - 1973


Box 100 Folder 11

Birthday: 70th
1950 - 1953


Box 100 Folder 12

Birthday: 73rd
1953


Box 100 Folder 13

Birthday: 75th - Committee
1954 - 1955


Box 100 Folder 14

Birthday: 75th - General
1954 - 1955


Box 100 Folder 15

Birthday: 75th - Helen Keller Day
1955


Box 100 Folder 16

Birthday: 75th - Publicity
1955


Box 101 Folder 1

Birthday: 75th - Seals
1955


Box 101 Folder 2

Birthday: 76th
1956


Box 101 Folder 3

Birthday: 77th
1957


Box 101 Folder 4

Birthday: 78th
1957 - 1958


Box 101 Folder 5

Birthday: 79th
1959


Box 101 Folder 6

Birthday: 80th - General
1959 - 1960


Box 101 Folder 7

Birthday: 80th - Arrangements and publicity
1959 - 1960


Box 101 Folder 8

Birthday: 80th - Nationwide (mayoral) proclamations and letters supporting Helen Keller Day (Alabama-Maryland)
1960


Box 101 Folder 9

Birthday: 80th - Nationwide (mayoral and local officials) proclamations and letters supporting Helen Keller Day (Massachusetts-Wisconsin)
1960


Box 101 Folder 10

Birthday: 81st
1961


Box 101 Folder 11

Birthday: 83rd
1963


Box 101 Folder 12

Birthday: 84th
1964


Box 101 Folder 13

Birthday: 85th
1965


Box 102 Folder 1

Birthday: 85th
1965


Box 102 Folder 2

Birthday: 86th
1966


Box 102 Folder 3

Birthday: 87th
1967


Box 102 Folder 4

Centennial Congress: Planning correspondence and memoranda
1975 - 1978


Box 102 Folder 5

Centennial Congress: Planning correspondence and memoranda
1979 - 1980


Box 102 Folder 6

Centennial Congress: National Planning Committee
1975 - 1978


Box 102 Folder 7

Centennial Congress: National Planning Committee
1979 - 1980


Box 103 Folder 1

Centennial Congress: Other organizations' celebrations
1977 - 1980


Box 103 Folder 2

Centennial Congress: Foreign celebration
1977 - 1980


Box 103 Folder 3

Centennial Congress: Foreign celebration
1979


Box 103 Folder 4

Centennial Congress: Museum of Science, Boston
1978 - 1980


Box 103 Folder 5

Centennial Congress: First Ladies
1979


Box 103 Folder 6

Centennial Congress: Registration and staff assignments
1979 - 1980


Box 103 Folder 7

Centennial Congress: Advertising and publicity
1979 - 1980


Box 103 Folder 8

Centennial Congress: Publicity in AFB newsletters
1979 - 1980


Box 103 Folder 9

Centennial Congress: Medallion
1979 - 1981


Box 103 Folder 10

Centennial Congress: Programs
1980


Box 103 Folder 11

Centennial Congress: Programs
1980


Box 104 Folder 1

Centennial Congress: Packet
1980


Box 104 Folder 2

Centennial Congress: Proclamation, Canada
1980


Box 104 Folder 3

Centennial Congress: Proclamation, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
1979 - 1980


Box 104 Folder 4

Centennial Congress: Proclamation, President Jimmy Carter
1980


Box 104 Folder 5

Centennial Congress: Proclamation, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
1980


Box 104 Folder 6

Centennial Congress: Proclamation
1980


Box 104 Folder 7

Centennial Congress: Press luncheon, New York City
1980


Box 104 Folder 8

Centennial Congress: Corporate luncheon, John Hancock Insurance Company, Boston
1980


Box 104 Folder 9

Centennial Congress: Reports
1980


Box 104 Folder 10

Centennial Congress: Exhibitors
1980


Box 104 Folder 11

Centennial Congress: Speakers' speeches (A-L)
1980


Box 104 Folder 12

Centennial Congress: Speakers speeches (M-Z)
1980


Box 104 Folder 13

Centennial Congress: General
1980 - 1981


Box 104 Folder 14

Centennial Congress: Publication - Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
1981


Box 104 Folder 15

Helen Keller Church Window: Trinity United Methodist Church, Albany, New York
1974 - 1975


Box 105 Folder 1

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: General
1915 - 1974


Box 105 Folder 2

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: Helen Keller Hostel
1947 - 1968


Box 105 Folder 3

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: Helen Keller House, Christchurch, New Zealand
1947 - 1964


Box 105 Folder 4

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: Helen Keller House (general)
1923 - 1967


Box 105 Folder 5

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: Helen Keller Elementary School, Long Beach, California
1952 - 1962


Box 105 Folder 6

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: Helen Keller Junior High School, Royal Oak, Michigan
1960


Box 105 Folder 7

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: Helen Keller Middle School, Easton, Connecticut
1964 - 1976


Box 105 Folder 8

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: General
1956 - 1977


Box 105 Folder 9

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: General
1906 - 1983


Box 105 Folder 10

Helen Keller Clubs, Schools, etc.: List of Helen Keller institutions as of February 1985
1985


Box 105 Folder 11

Helen Keller Coin
1978 - 1979


Box 106 Folder 1

Helen Keller Day
1904 - 1984


Box 106 Folder 2

Medals
1967 - 1974


Box 106 Folder 3

Helen Keller Memorial Fund for the Deaf: National Association of the Deaf
1977


Box 106 Folder 4

Helen Keller Memorial Hospital: Alabama
1979


Box 106 Folder 5

Helen Keller Memorial Week
1969 - 1984


Box 106 Folder 6

Helen Keller National Center for the Deaf-Blind
1967 - 1980


Box 106 Folder 7

Helen Keller Quilt
1979


Box 106 Folder 8

Helen Keller Rose
1942 - 1975


Box 106 Folder 9

Helen Keller Souvenirs: Doll - Hallmark Cards, Inc.
1978 - 1979


Box 106 Folder 10

Helen Keller Souvenirs
1933 - 1963


Box 106 Folder 11

Helen Keller Stamp
1951 - 1979


Box 106 Folder 12

Helen Keller Stamp
1980


Box 106 Folder 13

Helen Keller Stamp
1980


Box 107 Folder 1

Centennial Stamp
1980


Box 107 Folder 2

Centennial Stamp
1980


Box 107 Folder 3

Centennial Stamp
1980


Box 107 Folder 4

Helen Keller Tulip
1965 - 1977


Box 107 Folder 5

Helen Keller Name
1984