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You Can Play a Vital Role in Expanding Access to the Helen Keller Archive

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 Archive!

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, and generous funding from American Express, we have an opportunity to preserve priceless materials for generations to come.

But there’s still so much to do -- the costs of digitizing this huge collection are substantial. Which is why we’re counting on support from people just like you!

Your gift today will help us to continue the preservation of the Helen Keller Archive! You’ll literally be helping us save this American treasure!

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We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others - Helen Keller. Wishing you joy! - American Foundation for the Blind, expanding possibilities for people with vision loss.

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Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, finger spelling circa 1883
  • Preserve 1 braille document in an acid-free archival folder: $20 donation
  • House 100 press clippings in archival plastic sleeves: $40 donation
  • Photograph a single page of a 12" x 16" scrapbook with brittle press clippings and photographs: $100 donation
  • Continue testing the site for accessibility: $500 donation
  • Connect with classrooms through additional features and curricula design: $2,000 donation

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

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Arlington, VA 22202

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