Historic Reports Available Online at Migel Site!

"I'm so gleeful and grateful about our annual reports online at archive.org."

That was the reaction from Perkins School archivist Jan Seymour-Ford when she discovered that some of the first items digitized from the Migel Memorial Library at APH were her school's annual reports. The school was established in 1829 as the New England Institution for the Education of the Blind in Boston. The earliest annual report, authored by Samuel Gridley Howe, dates to 1834. Currently, around ninety of the reports dating through 1923 are available in full text, both at the migel.aph.org main site and at www.archive.org. The documents were scanned in a collaborative project between APH, LYRASIS, and the Internet Archive. LYRASIS is the nation's largest regional membership organization serving libraries and information professionals. The Migel Memorial Library holds more than 14,000 titles on a broad array of blindness related topics. You can contact Julia Myers (jmyers@aph.org) and Mike Hudson (mhudson@aph.org) at APH for more information.

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