Friend, Mentor and Advocate
Helen Keller to Alexander Graham
Bell, January 12, 1907?
Gift of the Alexander Graham Bell Family, 1947 (123A.3)
Letter from student at Alexander
Graham Bell School, Chicago, Illinois, 1917
Gift of the Alexander Graham Bell Family, 1947 (123A.4)
Even after becoming world renowned for his invention of the telephone,
Bell never ceased in his lifelong work as an influential activist
for handicapped people. This is demonstrated in a telegram to Bell
from Helen Keller requesting his presence and assistance at a speaking
engagement in New York. Dr. Bell also received letters of admiration
and gratitude from blind students all over the country as shown
in a letter from a student at the Alexander Graham Bell School
in Chicago, Illinois.