The Irene Ransburg file contains a manuscript and photographs sent to Perkins in 1930 by Dr. Ernst Kortschak, director of the Odilien Institute for the Blind in Graz, Austria. It includes the typewritten manuscript by Ransburg titled, How I Overcame my Deafblindness, with an attached photograph showing Ransburg at a typewriter. There is also a loose photograph showing Ransburg and a nun using the manual alphabet. Other loose photographs included in the file show students in classroom settings and at play. One of these photographs includes a classroom with students typing. The school's current website notes that 1927 was "the year that systematic training in the use of typewriters began" which seems to be corroborated by this collection.
A timeline of the Odilien Institute, in German, can be found at
The finding aid for the Deafblind Clipping and other Material can be found at