Search the Helen Keller Archive
Illustrating the Power of the Search Function
Helen Keller corresponded with many legislators and political figures in her work as an advocate. The “Simple Search” function can help you pinpoint your search for information about an individual. You can then search for correspondence about, from, and by this person. You can also select a date span and the physical type of item you are searching for – a letter, a speech, a photograph, a telegram, etc. For instance, does the archive contain correspondence from the 1950s from Lister Hill, the senator from Alabama, about blindness advocacy, to his good friend and colleague Helen Keller? Here’s the search you can undertake:
Advanced Search Options
Using Advanced Search allows you to input a specific day, month, and year to gain search results for a very specific time period.
Another advanced search option is to restrict your search by “Category.” This option allows you to search specifically for letters, photographs, architectural drawings, maps, press clippings, etc. You can combine your date-range and category requirements to get very refined results.
A fully accessible digital collection from
the American Foundation for the Blind