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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 6: Select subjects
1881 - 1986
Miscellaneous subject files contained in this subseries are as follows: Birds, Christmas, Dance, Dogs, Dolls, Furs, Gifts [to and from Helen Keller], Hands, Handwriting, Jewels, Jokes about Helen Keller, Parks and Gardens, Portrait, Poems and Quotations [favorites of Helen Keller], Religion, Sculpture, Songs about Helen Keller, Transport, and Voice. Items of particular interest include correspondence surrounding her Swedenborgian faith (Religion) and the public use of Keller's voice (Voice).

Box 108 Folder 1

Birds
1889 - 1957


Box 108 Folder 2

Christmas
1889 - 1960


Box 108 Folder 3

Dance
1960 - 1981


Box 108 Folder 4

Dogs: General
1889 - 1960


Box 108 Folder 5

Dogs: Kamikaze-Go and Kanzan-Go
1938 - 1981


Box 108 Folder 6

Dolls
1892


Box 108 Folder 7

Furs
1953 - 1964


Box 108 Folder 8

Gifts [to and from Helen Keller]: Watch, gift of John Hitz
1948 - 1975


Box 108 Folder 9

Gifts [to and from Helen Keller]: Miscellaneous
1948 - 1975


Box 109 Folder 1

Hands
1950


Box 109 Folder 2

Handwriting
1887 - 1931


Box 109 Folder 3

Jewels
1948 - 1958


Box 109 Folder 4

Jokes about Helen Keller
1983 - 1986


Box 109 Folder 5

Parks and Gardens: General
1950 - 1963


Box 109 Folder 6

Poems and Quotations [favorites of Helen Keller]
No Date


Box 109 Folder 7

Portrait: Clayton, Alexander
1956 - 1979


Box 109 Folder 8

Portrait: Karsh, Yousuf
1947 - 1985


Box 109 Folder 9

Portrait: Karsh, Yousuf
1956


Box 109 Folder 10

Portrait: McCann-Erickson Advertising
1960 - 1976


Box 109 Folder 11

Portrait: Munsell, Albert H.
1892 - 1982


Box 109 Folder 12

Portrait: Peterson Color Laboratory, Inc.
1961 - 1967


Box 109 Folder 13

Portrait: Schottler, Walter
1930


Box 109 Folder 14

Portrait: Smith, Bradley
1951 - 1977


Box 110 Folder 1

Portrait: General
1916 - 1955


Box 110 Folder 2

Portrait: General
1956 - 1962


Box 110 Folder 3

Portrait: General
1965 - 1983


Box 110 Folder 4

Religion: First Presbyterian Church, Tuscumbia, Alabama
1881


Box 110 Folder 5

Religion: Swedenborg Foundation: Writing by Helen Keller "My Religion"
1919 - 1961


Box 110 Folder 6

Religion: Swedenborg
1962 - 1983


Box 110 Folder 7

Religion: Swedenborg Foundation
1928 - 1966


Box 111 Folder 1

Religion: Swedenborg
1968 - 1980


Box 111 Folder 2

Sculpture: Boldsen, Thyra
1955 - 1963


Box 111 Folder 3

Sculpture: Butner School for the Blind Fragrance Garden
1959 - 1962


Box 111 Folder 4

Sculpture: Dean, Robert
1973 - 1975


Box 111 Folder 5

Sculpture: Harrach, Hans-Albrecht
1930 - 1931


Box 111 Folder 6

Sculpture: National Historical Wax Museum
1957 - 1973


Box 111 Folder 7

Sculpture: Nigata School
1945 - 1957


Box 111 Folder 8

Sculpture: Ruotolo, Onorio
1948 - 1979


Box 112 Folder 1

Sculpture: Warner Williams Medallion
1970 - 1982


Box 112 Folder 2

Sculpture: Yokoe, Yoshizumi
1953 - 1955


Box 112 Folder 3

Sculpture: General
1935 - 1982


Box 112 Folder 4

Songs about Helen Keller
1922 - 1965


Box 112 Folder 5

Transport: First Airplane Flight
1918 - 1928


Box 112 Folder 6

Transport: Cars
1923 - 1967


Box 112 Folder 7

Voice
1918 - 1983