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First Annual Report Of The Massachusetts Commission For The Blind
We are aware that the profitable and economical cultivation of our field of endeavor demands a larger body of precise and intimate knowledge of the personal history, physical condition, mental characteristics and industrial capabilities of the blind who seek employment, advice and instruction. We shall put forth our best efforts to acquire and apply such knowledge, to the end that the needs of the most healthy, capable and industrious among the blind may be met, and in order that the funds entrusted to the commission by the State may not be wasted upon those who are below par in respect to capacity or character. The chief object of the commission is to aid the blind to help themselves, and to convince the public that the blind can help themselves....
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Title: First Annual Report Of The Massachusetts Commission For The Blind
Creator: n/a
Date: 1908
Format: Government Document
Publisher: Wright & Potter, Boston
Source: Mount Holyoke College Library
Control no.: IZB M3, Cutter Collection
Keywords: Aging; Agnes Irwin; Blind; Boston, MA; Cambridge, MA; Census; Charles Campbell; Economics; Education; Employment; Government; Government Agencies; Helen Keller; Industry; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Legislation; Lucy Wright; Massachusetts; Massachusetts Commission For The Blind; Perkins School For The Blind; Prevention; Public Welfare; Sensory Disability; Sheltered Workshop; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Welfare & Employment; Statistics; Vocational Rehabilitation; W.E. Fernald; Work; Wundermop
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy

Objects From This Artifact:
- Appendix A. Legislation Enacted Since 1899, Concerning The Blind. (doc)
- Appendix B. Forms. (doc)
- First Annual Report Of The Massachusetts Commission For The Blind (doc)