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Honor Your Favorite Teacher with a Gift to the Helen Keller Archives

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Jawaharlal Nehru, Coretta Scott King, Alexander Graham Bell, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt….they are all in AFB's Helen Keller Archival Collection!

Helen Keller worked at the American Foundation for the Blind for 44 years, and entrusted us with her entire collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, and treasured artifacts from her travels around the world. Thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant, we have an opportunity to preserve priceless materials for generations to come.

But the massive and costly work of digitizing this huge collection goes please donate today, and help us preserve the Helen Keller Archives!

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Send a Free Helen Keller e-Card!

Once your gift is processed, you will have an opportunity to customize a free Helen Keller e-card to send to someone special.

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Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, finger spelling circa 1883
  • $10 donation (1 letter): create access to a letter from an American Indian school child from the Sioux Nation in North Dakota to Helen Keller. Written in 1929, this letter has never been seen before.
  • $30 donation (3 photos): capture three photographs—from the First, Second, and Korean Wars—of Helen visiting veterans.
  • $100 donation (1 architectural drawing): create instant online access to an architectural drawing of Helen Keller's purpose-built home in Connecticut.
  • $200 donation (1 film clip): watch newly mastered and captioned film footage from Helen Keller's life.

Learn more about why digitizing the Helen Keller Archives is so important.

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American Foundation for the Blind
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New York, NY 10121

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AFB is a registered 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization (EIN: 13-5562161)