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Helen Keller Collection

Being born deaf and mute, her story of overcoming all odds with the help of dedicated tutor Anne Sullivan inspired the world.

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Helen Keller
Helen KellerIt is impossible to hear the story of Helen Keller and not feel inspired. Born into Alabama gentry, illness robbed Helen of the ability to see and hear at the age of 19 months.

Cut off from the world around her, Helen was denied the ability to communicate with those she loved. When she was six, Helen's parents sought the advice of Alexander Graham Bell, who was working with deaf children at the time. Bell referred the Kellers to the Perkins Institute for the Blind, where a former student, Miss Anne Sullivan, was assigned to work with Helen.

Anne Sullivan became part of the Keller household in 1887. She began teaching Helen to communicate by spelling the names of objects into the palm of her hand. After the realization that everything had a name, Helen began to display a remarkable intellect. She determined to learn how to speak, even though she could not hear the words she was speaking. In 1904, Helen became the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating cum laude from Radcliffe.

Helen's speech was difficult to understand for those who were not with her on a constant basis. In her radio appearances she is accompanied by Miss Polly Thomson who had been hired as a housekeeper but eventually became Helen's secretary and companion. In 1936, Helen appears on The Fleischmann's Yeast Program with Rudy Vallee just before the mid-point break. 

See also: Blind Tales in Old Time Radio and Blind Terror Collection.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 36 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 36 minutes
      1. Eternal Light 521221 0409 When Helen Keller Came K'far Uriel.mp3
      2. Rudy Vallee Fleischmann's Yeast Hour 360227 0332.mp3
      3. This I Believe 1951 Helen Keller.mp3
      4. What America Means to Me 1951 Helen Keller.mp3
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    4 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 36 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 36 minutes
      1. Eternal Light 521221 0409 When Helen Keller Came K'far Uriel.mp3
      2. Rudy Vallee Fleischmann's Yeast Hour 360227 0332.mp3
      3. This I Believe 1951 Helen Keller.mp3
      4. What America Means to Me 1951 Helen Keller.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    4 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 36 min

    Disc A001

    1. This I Believe 1951 Helen Keller
    2. What America Means to Me 1951 Helen Keller
    3. Rudy Vallee Fleischmann's Yeast Hour 360227 0332

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    Disc A002

    1. Eternal Light 521221 0409 When Helen Keller Came K'far Uriel

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00