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Newel Lewis Perry papers, 1892-1966.
BANC FILM 2624 reel 1; BANC MSS 67/33 c box 1; BANC MSS 67/33 c box 2; BANC MSS 67/33 c box 3; ...
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Newel Lewis Perry papers, 1892-1966
History of science and technology collection
Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement collection


Perry, Newel Lewis, 1873-1961, creator


California School for the Blind


Contains resolutions, minutes, and related documents concerning his work with the California Council for the Blind, as well as correspondence, speeches, and miscellaneous materials relating to his work to secure legislative funding for the blind in New York and Calif. Includes a typescript of Perry's report on advanced education of the blind in Calif., prepared during his tenure as director of the California School for the Blind, and information concerning the Lillie Perry Foundation and the Newel Lewis Perry award. Also includes biographical materials, drafts and reprints of his Ph.D. thesis in mathematics, math notes, and diplomas, as well as scrapbooks containing letters, photographs, clippings, and other memorabilia pertaining to his life and teaching career.


1892 (issued)


Perry, Newel Lewis -- 1873-1961 -- Archives
California Council for the Blind.
New York Association for the Blind.
Blind -- Services for -- California
Blind -- Economic conditions
Blind -- Education -- California
Blind -- Education -- Law and legislation
Blind -- Employment -- California
Braille -- Specimens
Blind -- Employment -- Law and legislation
Blind teachers
Teachers of the blind


Included in: History of Science and Technology Collection.
Included in: Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement collection.
Also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2624: 1-3. Materials in Braille not included on microfilm.
Newel Lewis Perry papers, BANC MSS 67/33 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Newel Lewis Perry, blind from age 8, graduated from the University of Calif. in 1896 with a degree in mathematics, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Munich, Bavaria in 1901. In 1906 he co-founded the New York Association for the Blind (Lighthouse), and Outlook for the Blind. From 1934 to 1953, he served as president for California Council for the Blind. Perry organized a movement of social reform for the blind by securing legal and constitutional rights to end employment discrimination and to establish a model for public assistance to the blind, while encouraging them to become self-supporting and independent. In 1912, he married his UC classmate, Lillie Unna Kalman.
In English. Some material in Braille.


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Physical Description:

3 boxes, 2 volumes, and 2 oversize folders.
3 reels : negative (BNEG Box 2922, Box 1, folders 1-10; BNEG Box 2923, Box 1 folders 11-13, Box 2, v. 1-2; BNEG Box 2924, Box 3 and oversize folders) and positive.




BANC FILM 2624 reel 1
BANC MSS 67/33 c box 1
BANC MSS 67/33 c box 2
BANC MSS 67/33 c box 3
BANC MSS 67/33 c v.1
BANC MSS 67/33 c v.2
BANC FILM 2624 reel 2
BANC FILM 2624 reel 3
BANC MSS 67/33 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 67/33 c oversize folder 2
BANC MSS 67/33 c