The manuscript collections at Special Collections include not just handwritten or typewritten documents, but also objects like games and printed materials like posters.

Search Archives & Manuscript Collections

Our manuscript collections are strong in the history of science, literature, higher education, politics, planning and development in the Baltimore region, and materials pertaining to Johns Hopkins University faculty. Most of our collections are personal archives of individuals who have a connection with the University, although we do have select records of organizations and businesses.

Featured Manuscripts

A list of our manuscripts collections is available for browsing. Please contact us if you have questions about the collections or are interested in viewing them.


In addition, we have a growing collection of ephemera such as scrapbooks, games, posters, and pre-cinematic toys, as well as journals, correspondence, and other documents showcasing the history and development of world’s fairs.