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Helen Keller : selected writings

Author: Helen Keller; Kim E Nielsen
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
Series: History of disability series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Helen Keller: Selected Writings collects Keller's personal letters, political writings, speeches, and excerpts of her published materials from the entire scope of her writing life (1887-1957). The book includes a selection of over thirty illustrations, an introductory essay by Kim E. Nielsen, headnotes to each document, and a selected bibliography of work by and about Keller. Drawn from the archives of the American  Read more...
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Named Person: Helen Keller; Helen Keller
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Keller; Kim E Nielsen
ISBN: 0814758290 9780814758298
OCLC Number: 57208798
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the American Foundation for the Blind."
Description: xv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. I learn many new words : November 10, 1889, letter from Helen Keller to William Wade --
2. A pleasant Christmas : December 28, 1889, letter from Helen Keller to Ethel Gray --
3. Wishes for a happy happy Christmas : December 21, 1893 [year uncertain], letter from Helen Keller to John Hitz --
4. I would like very much to learn how to skate : February 10, 1895, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller --
5. Our work is over for the summer : July 9, 1897, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller --
6. How I wish we could slip away : February 3, 1899, letter from Helen Keller to John Hitz --
7. The beautiful, free country : June 2, 1899, letter from Helen Keller to Alexander Graham Bell --
8. Very hard to give up the idea of going to Radcliffe : October 20, 1899, letter from Helen Keller to John Hitz --
9. Almost wholly a world of books : March 9, 1900, letter from Helen Keller to Alexander Graham Bell --
10. Only love, dearest Mr. Hitz : April 22, 1900, letter from Helen Keller to John Hitz --
11. Helen Keller, the story of my life. New York : Dover publications, 1903, chapter I --
12. The world I live in. New York : Century Company, 1908, part IV : the power of touch --
13. Our duties to the blind, presented at the annual meeting of the massachusetts association for promoting the interests of the adult blind, January 5, 1904, Boston --
14. A fair chance to be independent and self-respecting and useful : February 18, 1905, letter from Helen Keller to Mrs. Elliot Foster, secretary of the board of education of the blind, Hartford, Connecticut --
15. The truth again, Ladies' Home Journal, vol. 26, January 1909 --
16. The enfranchisement of women : published in the Manchester (England) Advertiser, March 3, 1911 --
17. Their cause is my cause : letter written to the strikers at Little Falls, New York, November 1912 --
18. Blind leaders, Outlook, : vol. 105 (September 27, 1913) --
19. The persecution of those who uphold their downtrodden brethren : December 12, 1917, letter from Helen Keller to President Woodrow Wilson --
20. I am for you : July 27, 1924, letter from Helen Keller to Wisconsin senator and U.S. presidential candidate Robert La Follette --
21. Again in working order : December 7, 1901, letter from Helen Keller to John Hitz --
22. Some nice young men : March 3, 1902, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller --
23. I am very sorry, dear mother : May 12, 1902, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller --
24. I shall not lose her, and I shall gain a brother : April 7, 1905, letter from Helen Keller to Alexander Graham Bell --
25. To fight my battles without further help : December 14, 1910, letter from Helen Keller to Andrew Carnegie --
26. To enliven things a bit : January 24, 1911, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller --
27. Blundered so grievously as to love me : October 5, 1912, letter from Helen Keller to Anne Sullivan Macy --
28. Perhaps a little bit crestfallen : April 21, 1913, letter from Helen Keller to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie --
29. Have you forgotten all : January 15 (possibly 25), 1914, letter from Helen Keller to John Macy --
30. Your unkind and altogether unbrotherly note : March 4, 1914, letter from Helen Keller to John Macy --
31. How alone and unprepared I often feel : January 30, 1917, letter from Helen Keller to Anne Sullivan Macy --
32. The cruelty of society shakes me so violently : March 1, 1917, letter from Helen Keller to Anne Sullivan Macy --
33. Manifold demands, requests and interruptions : July 8, 1919, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller --
34. Among the hills in Los Angeles : September 13, 1918, letter from Helen Keller to Lenore Smith --
35. We have given up vaudeville altogether : August 29, 1920, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller --
36. Memories of mother's journeyings with us : November 20, 1921, letter from Helen Keller to Mildred Keller Tyson --
37. Our expenses are of necessity greater than for people in ordinary circumstances : September 9, 1922, letter from Helen Keller to Henry Ford --
38. My religion. New York : Doubleday, 1928, chapter 2 --
39. Midstream : my later life. New York : Doubleday, 1929 : chapter 3 : my first years at Wrentham, chapter II : in the whirlpool --
40. Helen Keller's journal. London : Michael Joseph, 1938 --
41. How important the foundation is June 7, 1924, letter from Helen Keller to Mildred Keller Tyson --
42. Who better than the state can be that friend? : Undated 1927 speech before the Iowa State Legislature --
43. Giving the blind worthwhile books : March 27, 1930, testimony before the committee on the library, house of representatives --
44. To earn their livelihood : May 19, 1933, letter from Helen Keller to President Franklin Roosevelt --
45. The talking-book to every corner of dark-land : April 20, 1935, letter from Helen Keller to Eleanor Roosevelt --
46. An amendment of great importance to the blind : June 21, 1935, letter from Helen Keller to Thomas H. Cullen --
47. The double shadow of blindness and deafness : June 11, 1941, letter from Helen Keller to Walter Holmes --
48. The hardest pressed and least cared-for : October 3, 1944, testimony before the house subcommittee of labor investigating aid to physically handicapped --
49. Multitudes of injured servicemen : February 8, 1945, letter from Helen Keller to Clare Heineman --
50. The Japanese nation has watched over us both : July 14, 1937, letter from Helen Keller to John H. Finley --
51. The impressions I have had of Japan, Korea, Manchuria, and the Pacific : September 14, 1937, letter from Helen Keller to M.C. Migel --
52. The Nazi authorities have closed the institute : December 2, 1938, letter from Helen Keller to John H. Finley --
53. This time of immeasurable stakes : October 30, 1944, letter from Helen Keller to Vice-President Henry A. Wallace --
54. The battle of eyes : June 24, 1929, letter from Helen Keller to M.C. Migel --
55. Discuss the thousand and one things : August 3, 1931, letter from Helen Keller to Amelia Bond --
56. These adventures under the midnight sun : August 21, 1933, letter from Helen Keller to M.C. Migel --
57. My only news is loneliness : undated 1934 or 1935, letter from Helen Keller to Anne Sullivan Macy --
58. My faith that Teacher is near is absolute : December 3, 1936, letter from Helen Keller to M.C. Migel --
59. Bury myself deep in thought : September 4, 1938, letter from Helen Keller to Lenore Smith --
60. You inspire other women : January 30, 1939, letter from Helen Keller to Eleanor Roosevelt --
61. That cup of vernal delight : March 21, 1943, letter from Helen Keller to Katharine Cornell --
62. Alas! I am incorrigible : April 28, 1943, letter from Helen Keller to Clare Heineman --
63. Happy heart-throbs : June 19, 1944, letter from Helen Keller to Jo Davidson --
64. My public acts and utterances : September 18, 1944, letter from Helen Keller to Nella Braddy Henney --
65. A peal of joy from my heart over the president's re-election : November 11, 1944, letter from Helen Keller to Jo Davidson --
66. The tidings of the president's death : April 22, 1945, letter from Helen Keller to Jo Davidson --
67. Teacher. New York : Doubleday, 1956, chapter 5 --
68. The beauty and the tragedy which endeared Greece to me : February 10, 1947, letter from Helen Keller to Eric Boulter --
69. Hiroshima's fate is a Greek tragedy on a vast scale : October 14, 1948, letter from Helen Keller to Nella Braddy Henney --
70. Hiroshima is beginning to flourish again : undated speech from 1948 trip to Hiroshima --
71. Our tour of South Africa : August 1, 1951, letter from Helen Keller to Jo and Florence Davidson --
72. Our trip through the near east : July 2, 1952, letter from Helen Keller to Nella Braddy Henney --
73. The blind in Chile : April 25, 1953, speech at the University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile --
74. One of the numberless instruments in God's hand : February 1, 1955, farewell speech --
75. The people of India most hospitable : March 14, 1955, letter from Helen Keller to Eric Boulter --
76. Another abyss of evil : September 22, 1946, letter from Helen Keller to Nella Braddy Henney.
Series Title: History of disability series.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Kim E. Nielsen ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye.
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Only love, dearest Mr. Hitz : April 22, 1900, letter from Helen Keller to John Hitz -- 11. Helen Keller, the story of my life. New York : Dover publications, 1903, chapter I -- 12. The world I live in. New York : Century Company, 1908, part IV : the power of touch -- 13. Our duties to the blind, presented at the annual meeting of the massachusetts association for promoting the interests of the adult blind, January 5, 1904, Boston -- 14. A fair chance to be independent and self-respecting and useful : February 18, 1905, letter from Helen Keller to Mrs. Elliot Foster, secretary of the board of education of the blind, Hartford, Connecticut -- 15. The truth again, Ladies' Home Journal, vol. 26, January 1909 -- 16. The enfranchisement of women : published in the Manchester (England) Advertiser, March 3, 1911 -- 17. Their cause is my cause : letter written to the strikers at Little Falls, New York, November 1912 -- 18. Blind leaders, Outlook, : vol. 105 (September 27, 1913) -- 19. The persecution of those who uphold their downtrodden brethren : December 12, 1917, letter from Helen Keller to President Woodrow Wilson -- 20. I am for you : July 27, 1924, letter from Helen Keller to Wisconsin senator and U.S. presidential candidate Robert La Follette -- 21. Again in working order : December 7, 1901, letter from Helen Keller to John Hitz -- 22. Some nice young men : March 3, 1902, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller -- 23. I am very sorry, dear mother : May 12, 1902, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller -- 24. I shall not lose her, and I shall gain a brother : April 7, 1905, letter from Helen Keller to Alexander Graham Bell -- 25. To fight my battles without further help : December 14, 1910, letter from Helen Keller to Andrew Carnegie -- 26. To enliven things a bit : January 24, 1911, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller -- 27. Blundered so grievously as to love me : October 5, 1912, letter from Helen Keller to Anne Sullivan Macy -- 28. Perhaps a little bit crestfallen : April 21, 1913, letter from Helen Keller to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie -- 29. Have you forgotten all : January 15 (possibly 25), 1914, letter from Helen Keller to John Macy -- 30. Your unkind and altogether unbrotherly note : March 4, 1914, letter from Helen Keller to John Macy -- 31. How alone and unprepared I often feel : January 30, 1917, letter from Helen Keller to Anne Sullivan Macy -- 32. The cruelty of society shakes me so violently : March 1, 1917, letter from Helen Keller to Anne Sullivan Macy -- 33. Manifold demands, requests and interruptions : July 8, 1919, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller -- 34. Among the hills in Los Angeles : September 13, 1918, letter from Helen Keller to Lenore Smith -- 35. We have given up vaudeville altogether : August 29, 1920, letter from Helen Keller to Kate Keller -- 36. Memories of mother's journeyings with us : November 20, 1921, letter from Helen Keller to Mildred Keller Tyson -- 37. Our expenses are of necessity greater than for people in ordinary circumstances : September 9, 1922, letter from Helen Keller to Henry Ford -- 38. My religion. New York : Doubleday, 1928, chapter 2 -- 39. Midstream : my later life. New York : Doubleday, 1929 : chapter 3 : my first years at Wrentham, chapter II : in the whirlpool -- 40. Helen Keller's journal. London : Michael Joseph, 1938 -- 41. How important the foundation is June 7, 1924, letter from Helen Keller to Mildred Keller Tyson -- 42. Who better than the state can be that friend? : Undated 1927 speech before the Iowa State Legislature -- 43. Giving the blind worthwhile books : March 27, 1930, testimony before the committee on the library, house of representatives -- 44. To earn their livelihood : May 19, 1933, letter from Helen Keller to President Franklin Roosevelt -- 45. The talking-book to every corner of dark-land : April 20, 1935, letter from Helen Keller to Eleanor Roosevelt -- 46. An amendment of great importance to the blind : June 21, 1935, letter from Helen Keller to Thomas H. Cullen -- 47. The double shadow of blindness and deafness : June 11, 1941, letter from Helen Keller to Walter Holmes -- 48. The hardest pressed and least cared-for : October 3, 1944, testimony before the house subcommittee of labor investigating aid to physically handicapped -- 49. Multitudes of injured servicemen : February 8, 1945, letter from Helen Keller to Clare Heineman -- 50. The Japanese nation has watched over us both : July 14, 1937, letter from Helen Keller to John H. Finley -- 51. The impressions I have had of Japan, Korea, Manchuria, and the Pacific : September 14, 1937, letter from Helen Keller to M.C. Migel -- 52. The Nazi authorities have closed the institute : December 2, 1938, letter from Helen Keller to John H. Finley -- 53. This time of immeasurable stakes : October 30, 1944, letter from Helen Keller to Vice-President Henry A. Wallace -- 54. The battle of eyes : June 24, 1929, letter from Helen Keller to M.C. Migel -- 55. Discuss the thousand and one things : August 3, 1931, letter from Helen Keller to Amelia Bond -- 56. These adventures under the midnight sun : August 21, 1933, letter from Helen Keller to M.C. Migel -- 57. My only news is loneliness : undated 1934 or 1935, letter from Helen Keller to Anne Sullivan Macy -- 58. My faith that Teacher is near is absolute : December 3, 1936, letter from Helen Keller to M.C. Migel -- 59. Bury myself deep in thought : September 4, 1938, letter from Helen Keller to Lenore Smith -- 60. You inspire other women : January 30, 1939, letter from Helen Keller to Eleanor Roosevelt -- 61. That cup of vernal delight : March 21, 1943, letter from Helen Keller to Katharine Cornell -- 62. Alas! I am incorrigible : April 28, 1943, letter from Helen Keller to Clare Heineman -- 63. Happy heart-throbs : June 19, 1944, letter from Helen Keller to Jo Davidson -- 64. My public acts and utterances : September 18, 1944, letter from Helen Keller to Nella Braddy Henney -- 65. A peal of joy from my heart over the president's re-election : November 11, 1944, letter from Helen Keller to Jo Davidson -- 66. The tidings of the president's death : April 22, 1945, letter from Helen Keller to Jo Davidson -- 67. Teacher. New York : Doubleday, 1956, chapter 5 -- 68. The beauty and the tragedy which endeared Greece to me : February 10, 1947, letter from Helen Keller to Eric Boulter -- 69. Hiroshima's fate is a Greek tragedy on a vast scale : October 14, 1948, letter from Helen Keller to Nella Braddy Henney -- 70. Hiroshima is beginning to flourish again : undated speech from 1948 trip to Hiroshima -- 71. Our tour of South Africa : August 1, 1951, letter from Helen Keller to Jo and Florence Davidson -- 72. Our trip through the near east : July 2, 1952, letter from Helen Keller to Nella Braddy Henney -- 73. The blind in Chile : April 25, 1953, speech at the University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile -- 74. One of the numberless instruments in God's hand : February 1, 1955, farewell speech -- 75. The people of India most hospitable : March 14, 1955, letter from Helen Keller to Eric Boulter -- 76. Another abyss of evil : September 22, 1946, letter from Helen Keller to Nella Braddy Henney."@en
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