The Rosenburg—The Federal Ministry of Justice in the Shadow of the Nazi Past

March 28 through May 1, 2019

In 2016, an independent commission of historians released their study of the post-World War II establishment of the West German justice ministry. Named 'The Rosenburg Files' after the ministry’s first official residence, the report revealed that the judiciary was a stronghold of former Nazi Party members until the 1970s. Organized by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, this interactive exhibition explores the Nazi infiltration of the justice ministry and the legal and political consequences for the young Federal Republic.

This is the second stop in the U.S. tour of the exhibition, which debuted at George Washington University in February 2019.

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q and M levels

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Black Print Culture

Movements: Black Print Culture in the United States, 1773–1940

February 11 through May 24, 2019

African Americans wrote, published, and read through eras of enslavement and segregation, at times defying legal restrictions, economic obstacles, and violence. In pamphlets, books, magazines, newspapers, and printed ephemera, they narrated their own lived experiences, expressed themselves in imaginative genres, and advocated for better social conditions. Featuring materials from the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections, this exhibition examines the movement of black print culture: both its circulation, which forged bonds among American blacks, and its contribution to political and social movements of racial solidarity.

The exhibition is curated by Johns Hopkins English professor Nadia Nurhussein, and graduate students Samanda Robinson and Jarvis Young.

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, M-level

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historic map excerpt

Maryland, from the Willard Hackerman Map Collection

October 9, 2018 to April 8, 2019

From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past. Highlights include John Ogilby's 'Lord Baltimore Map' from 1671, a hand-colored edition of Thomas H. Poppleton's 1822 'Plan of the City of Baltimore,' and engraved views of Baltimore from the Harry N. Baetjer Collection of Historical Maps and Prints.

The exhibition celebrates the gift of the Willard Hackerman Map Collection from Lillian P. and Willard Hackerman to the Sheridan Libraries in 2016.

George Peabody Library (Exhibit Gallery)
17 E. Mt Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

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