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You Must Remember This: Research in the APH archives

In my previous position at a university archive, I worked closely with researchers. My colleagues and I helped these researchers...

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Christmas Letters to Helen

In 1933, Miss Elizabeth Aitkin sent Helen Keller a handful of letters from her third and fourth grade classes in...

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Lessons in Labels

In my nearly 20-year career in the museum field, I have been a part of an exhibit team, helped locate...

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The Changing History of APH’s Annual Meeting

Photo shows the audience for the 1993 Keynote Address, held in the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY.   Maybe you...

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Math Accessibility Through History

I like numbers. I think the way they dance around and make different, almost mystical combinations is cool. (Hang with...

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Piney Woods Country Life School

For a small exhibit this fall I researched two Hall of Fame recipients, Dr. Laurence C. Jones and Martha Morrow...

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The Cleveland Guardians and the Helen Keller Archives

I was born in Indianapolis and have always been a Cleveland fan, just like my grandfather before me. I could...

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A Lot of Dots

Photos above from Museum Archives: Hall braillewriter 1892; APH employees typing braille printing plates with stereograph machines, c. 1945; detail...

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A Barrel of Documents

My journey of discovery started when I found two folders in the American Foundation for the Blind Archive folders, both...

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Hellen Keller, My Religion, and Lillian Gish

In My Religion, published in 1927, Helen Keller spelled out her religious beliefs to the world. Helen was an ardent...

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National Museum Education Associates Appreciation Day

There is a National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (January 31), a National Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21), even a National...

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How the Helen Keller Archive Began

When I started working in the AFB (American Foundation for the Blind) Helen Keller Archive at APH in October of...

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We Are Open

I’ve been pretty excited this week. It’s been almost sixteen months since we had a visitor in the museum, but...

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Why We Celebrate Helen

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson awarded Helen Keller the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The award...

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The Chair Went Out the Window

Museum objects and their stories are codependent. The artifact is the real deal. After all, it was there when history...

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