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Helen Adams Keller, counselor on international relations American Foundation for Blind. Trustee American Hall of Fame, National Institute Arts and Letters. Member Phi Beta Kappa (alumni member Radcliffe College, 1933).

Background

Keller, Helen Adams was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States.

Education

Studied under the direction of Anne Marshfield Sullivan Macy, her teacher and companion, 1887—1936. AB cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1904. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Temple University, 1931.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Glasgow, Scotland, 1932. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1951. Fellow (honorary), Educational Institute Scotland.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Delhi, 1955. Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Free University, Berlin, 1955. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harvard University, 1955.

Career

Lecturer on behalf of blind throughout United States, Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Hashemite Kingdom of the Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Korea, Manchukuo, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia. Counselor on national and international relations American Foundation for Blind, Incorporated, New York York City. Also counselor on national and international relations American Foundation Overseas Blind, Inc.

Works

Membership

Trustee American Hall of Fame, National Institute Arts and Letters. Member Phi Beta Kappa (alumni member Radcliffe College, 1933).

Connections

Daughter of Captain Arthur H. and Katherine (Adams) Keller. Deaf and blind since age of 19 months as result of illness.

father:
Captain Arthur H. Deaf

mother:
Katherine (Adams) Keller. Deaf