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From the Archive: Gender Discrimination in the Creation of the Chemistry Code

When I was working with a small collection from APH’s Editorial Department, I came across correspondence from the late 1960s...

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The Unsung Story of Nelle Edwards

It turns out blogging is not as easy as it appears. Not only do you need something fresh to say,...

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Series 3: Unprocessed

When the AFB Helen Keller Archive arrived at APH, we found a few boxes labeled “Series 3: Unprocessed.” These unprocessed...

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We Should Not Forget: A Black History Month Profile of Vince Male

A Museum guest blog by the Rev. Dr. Eugene A. Bourquin   Sometimes our history – our heroes – slip...

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Dr. Joseph Himes: A Black History Month Profile

In my work cataloging the materials in the AFB Helen Keller Archive, I’ve come across  hundreds of folders with the...

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Preserving a Panorama: A Conservation Journey

Have you ever stored something rolled up? Maybe that poster you bought at a concert years ago that you tucked...

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Emerald McKenzie: A Black History Month Profile

In my work cataloging the materials in the AFB Helen Keller Archive, I’ve come across  hundreds of folders with the...

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Helen Keller and the Stoney Nakoda Nation

In September of 2021, the AFB Helen Keller Archive received a handful of Helen Keller artifacts that had been discovered...

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A Journey from Braille to Print: Rediscovered 19th Century French Organ Music

Chipping away at the backlog of unprocessed collections (there’s always a backlog in archives), I came across four spiral-bound volumes...

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The Blind Detective in Popular Culture

This month, on the museum’s Facebook and Twitter, we’re posting some photos and brief histories of blind detectives in fiction,...

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The Carrier’s Address

I stumbled across something interesting while cataloging the archives of the Kentucky School for the Blind Alumni Association yesterday. Historians...

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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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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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