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Helen Keller Archives


Detailed Description of the Collection


Series 3: Oversize Print Material
1888 - 1980
1 cubic foot in 3 flat file drawers

Over forty-three items are contained in three flat file drawers. These include certificates, diplomas, proclamations, posters, scrolls, maps, plans, and oversize braille text. Examples include vaudeville stage plans (1920), Japanese calligraphic scrolls (circa 1937 and 1948), and diplomas from leading blind and deaf-blind institutions in Latin America (1953).

Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Poem written by Edmund C. Stedman "To Helen Keller"
1888


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Helen Keller Souvenir of the first summer meeting of the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf
1891 - 1892


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Kansas City Star "A Plea from Helen Keller"
1914


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Vaudeville stage plans
1920


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Diploma of Decoration of the Order of St. Sava, III Class, Yugoslavia
1933


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Proclamations and booklets re: Helen Keller trip to Japan
1937


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Certificate of election as Life Governor to Polly Thomson by the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria, Australia
1948 - 1949


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Certificate of membership for Helen Keller and Polly Thomson to the Association des Amis de Rabelais et de la Deviniere
1950


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Map re: data on atomic bombing of Hiroshima City
1948


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Calligraphy and artwork from Japan
1937 - 1948


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Brailled messages to veterans blinded in World War II, from Miss Helen Keller, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, and Chaplain Crawford W. Brown
No Date


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

10 Drawings/Portraits/Posters of Helen Keller
1937 - 1998


Flat File 1 Drawer 1

Press clipping "Helen Keller Has Completed Her College Course," The Sunday Herald, June 1904
1904


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Portuguese translation of "Journey Into Light" by Ishbel Ross, January 1951
1951


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Helen Keller African Committee Address of Welcome, South Africa, May 1951
1951


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Ambrose M. Shotwell Award Scroll for Distinguished Service, June 1951
1951


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate granting the Ordre National De La Legion D'Honneur, June 1952
1952


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate from the First Boston Haddasah Citation to a Distinguished American, September 1952
1952


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate of commendation to Polly Thomson from the National Institute of Social Sciences
1952


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate of Lebanese Honorary Medal of Merit
1952


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

5 certificates to Helen Keller from Brazilian associations, May 1953
1953


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Brailled text and photo album from the Fundacao Para O Livro Do Cego No Brasil, April 1953
1953


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate from the Association of Friends for the Blind of Costa Rica, June 1953
1953


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate from El Instituto Mexicano de la Audicion y el Lenguaje, June 1953
1953


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate granting the Americas Award, October 1953
1953


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate granting the Distinguished Public Service Award from the State Bar Association of Connecticut, October 1953
1953


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate from the New York State Commission for the Blind, October 1953
1953


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate recommending the Nobel Peace Prize to Helen Keller, Republica de Panama, Organo Legislativo, November 1953
1953


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Radcliffe College Alumni Achievement Award, June 1954
1954


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Proclamations for Helen Keller Day/75th Birthday Celebration, May - June, 1955
1955


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Certificate from the Freien Universitat Berlin, June 1955
1955


Flat File 1 Drawer 2

Entry by the Helen Keller 75th Birthday Committee for the American Public Relations Association Awards Competition
1955 - 1956


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Poster of Eminent Women, McCall's magazine
1959


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Senate Resolution honoring Helen Keller
1960


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Proclamations for Helen Keller Day
1960


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Artwork by Ben Cangemi
1966


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Proclamations for Helen Keller Day
1966


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Lions International Resolution of Sympathy
1968


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Proclamations of Helen Keller Memorial Week
1969


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Proclamations for the Helen Keller Centennial (Helen Keller Day/Week)
1980


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Certificate of the Carnation Bouquet of Honor
No Date


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Poster of Eugene Debs (photocopy)
No Date


Flat File 1 Drawer 3

Brailled transcript of "William James and Helen Keller," by Eugene Taylor
1980