Recent false claims about the life of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel, serve no purpose other than to distort history. No record exists of Bell’s personal endorsement of any policy restricting the individual… Read More »Statement from The Alexander and Mabel Bell Legacy Foundation
Historic Articles and Biographies
Early Development of Teaching the Deaf by Oral and Manual Methods (18th and 19th Century) National Education Association of the United States, Proceedings of meeting held in the Senate chamber, Madison, Wis., Wednesday, July 16th, 1884: to… Read More »Bibliography on Alexander Graham Bell and the Teaching of the Deaf
Excerpts from family interviews conducted in Baddeck, August 2017, by Amy DeLouise and Jennifer Schwerin, executive produced by Sara Grosvenor. Edited by Caroline Allnutt. (subtitles coming soon!)
Although he is best known as the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell actually devoted much more of this life to helping people who were deaf or hard of hearing, especially children. Bell’s mother… Read More »How Did Bell Help the Deaf and Hard of Hearing?
In 1887, a newspaper editor in Alabama, Arthur Keller, was told he should put his deaf and blind daughter Helen, a “wild little creature” of six, into an asylum, as so often happened with deaf… Read More »What Was Bell’s Relationship to Helen Keller?
Image George Dalgarno system for signing.Image hand layout for signing.Harold Clark’s talking glove developed for WWI veterans. Katie Booth believes that Bell’s opposition to signing as it was 140 years ago meant he would try… Read More »Rudimentary Sign Languages of the 19th Century Were Not the Same As Modern ASL.
Edwin Grosvenor has been the Editor-in-Chief of American Heritage and Invention & Technology Magazines and President of American Heritage Publishing since 2007. Grosvenor has written, co-authored, or edited thirteen books on American and European history… Read More »About Edwin Grosvenor