Browse by Series (Type of Material)
- Series 1: General Correspondence
- Series 2: Writing about/by Helen Keller
- Series 3: Oversize print material
- Series 4: Press Clippings
- Series 5: Scrapbooks
- Series 6: Architectural drawings
- Series 7: Photographic material
- Series 8: Artifacts
- Series 9: Audio
- Series 10: Film - Expanded
- Folder 1: Helen Keller In Her Story - Expanded
Film clip of Helen Keller using her senses of touch and smell to communicate with the outside world. Keller reads a braille book, uses the manual alphabet to communicate with her companion Polly Thomson and sniffs an object to understand what it is.
Film clip of Helen Keller taking a ride in an old airplane, while Anne S. Macy and Polly Thomson remain on the ground. She is seen in vintage flying clothes. When she lands she hugs Anne S. Macy.
Film clip of Helen Keller seated beside her teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy. Macy explains how she taught her pupil to speak and articulate words.
Film clip of Helen Keller's trip to Japan with Polly Thomson, probably 1948. Keller is greeted by thousands of flag-waving well-wishers. She speaks at a large outdoor event and visits the sites of atomic bombings. She visits a shrine dedicated to the memory of her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy.
Film clip of a day in the life of Helen Keller in her home in Westport, CT. She dresses, checks the outdoor temperature and takes her dog for a walk in her garden. She is visibly happy in her home and in nature.
Film clip of Helen Keller at her home in Westport, CT. She is seen pulling a book from her library shelf and working in her office using her braille writer and typewriter. She communicates with her companion Polly Thomson using the manual sign language.
Film clip of Helen Keller and Polly Thomson leaving their Westport, CT home for a working trip to the American Foundation for the Blind in NYC. Keller tests a new device for communicating with those who are deaf and blind. She is in a boardroom with M. Robert Barnett, Peter J. Salmon, Gregor Ziemer, Marta Sobieski and Polly Thomson. In other scenes she visits young children at the Dyker Street Nursery and the Lexington School for the Deaf.
Film clip of Helen Keller and Polly Thomson visiting veterans of the Korean War in a military hospital.
Film clip of Helen Keller enjoying music. In the first clip she feels the vibrations of the violin played by Jascha Heifetz and in the second clip, the mouth and throat vibrations of the opera singer Gladys Swarthout.
Film of clip of Helen Keller in France for the reinterment of Louis Braille's body to the Pantheon from his village in Coupvray to the Pantheon in Paris. Scene moves from streets of Coupvray to a grand procession leading to the Pantheon in Paris. Keller delivers an address in French in Braille's honor at the Sorbonne University and receives the French Legion of Honor.