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Helen Keller Archive, The
© 2018 American Foundation for the Blind

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For ages 9-up
For grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
$free, Windows, Mac OSX, Chrome, Internet Site
Teaches: history, Helen Keller, blindness, hearing loss, special needs
Tagged for: Fred Rogers
Search a free, online archive with 163,878 items from Helen Keller. You learn that she managed to live a long, productive life despite the loss of both her sight and hearing as a toddler. The archive is part of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) web site, at

As of June 2018, the searchable database includes 163,878 items.

These include correspondence, speeches, press clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, albums, architectural drawings, audio recordings, audio-visual materials and artifacts.

Because Keller lived from (1880-1968) and corresponded with many historical people, the collection reflects 80 years of social and political change. We found the collection to be easy to search, and each item has been annotated and tagged. Historical researchers will appreciate the use of standard archival practices for the arrangement and description of historical collections. Children will want to follow the online Kids Museum link, to The Helen Keller Kids Museum Online, is at Support for the work by The American Foundation for the Blind came from the National Endowment for the Humanities ( and American Express.fs
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