Perkins School for the Blind Archive > Collections

Collection of historic photographs and apparatus related to reading and writing methods, instruction, aids and appliances for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Photographs range from the 1890s-1950s and the apparatus are from as early as 1830 to computer and electronic devices from the mid 1980s. For more information see the Reading and Writing page on the Perkins Museum website.

Related Collections:

Collection of Mechanical Braille Writers for Embossed Characters, Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Reading and Writing Aids, History of Blindness in Iowa

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Rights and Permissions: All images in this collection are the property of Perkins School for the Blind. Use of these images requires written permission. For more information, please contact the Research Librarian at