Tag Archive | Braille

Braille Books & Magazines

Among the most unique materials in the Prange Collection are the 185 Braille book and magazine titles. They include English textbooks, religious pamphlets, Western literature in translation and medical books.  They were submitted to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD), and some were censored.  Below are examples of our holdings (click to enlarge): Eigo kaiwa vol. […]

Helen Keller in Japan

In 1948, Helen Keller (with her companion, Polly Thomson) toured Japan as a representative of the American Foundation for the Overseas Blind (AFOB), a sister organization of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).  She appealed for laws to protect the rights of the physically handicapped.  She visited Hiroshima and was hosted in Nagasaki by […]