Blind activist Helen Keller was a great drinker

The Helen Keller Archive in New York has a collection of more than 160,000 artefacts on her life

A child presenting a bouquet to Helen Keller, who visited more than 39 countries in her lifetime and did advocacy work.
A child presenting a bouquet to Helen Keller, who visited more than 39 countries in her lifetime and did advocacy work.PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND

NEW YORK • Few people know that American blind activist Helen Keller was also a great drinker and an author of 14 books.

A just-opened archive in New York aims to open people's eyes wider to the life and work of the renowned campaigner for children and disability causes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'Blind activist Helen Keller was a great drinker'. Subscribe