The Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives collects, preserves, provides access to, and promotes the history of Johns Hopkins University in its many forms.
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The Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives collects, preserves, promotes, and provides access to the history of Johns Hopkins University. The Archives serves as the official records depository for the Homewood Campus divisions of Johns Hopkins University: Central Administration, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, Carey Business School, the School of Education, and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, based in Washington, DC. The Archives documents the experience of faculty, students, and alumni through activities that include collection acquisition and oral history.
The University Archives collects and manages many types of materials, including:
We collect materials in both print and digital format.
If you want to donate materials to the University Archives, please contact the Hodson Curator of the University Archives.
There is a thin evidentiary record of archival materials relating to the life of Johns Hopkins. For years, leaders and community members have centered their story of our founder on his benevolent gift to the city of Baltimore: a university and a hospital, and the accepted narrative that he was an early abolitionist. Under the auspices of Hopkins Retrospective and through the Sheridan Libraries, this archive explores and publicly presents archival materials related to the life of Johns Hopkins and his family, including newly discovered census records that provide evidence that Johns Hopkins was a slaveholder during the mid-1800s.Explore the archive
Broadcast to television sets across America from 1948 to 1960, the Johns Hopkins Science review was created by the university to present scientific discovery--in particular the discoveries of Johns Hopkins University faculty--to a popular audience.View in Catalyst
Johns Hopkins University's first president, Daniel Coit Gilman served from 1875 to 1901. Widely regarded as an education innovator, Gilman's pioneering vision established Johns Hopkins as the United States' first research university.View in Catalyst
Documents the Hopkins history through recordings and transcriptions of interviews with members of the Hopkins community. The collection includes both audio and video interviews, and continues to grow as new oral histories are recorded and added.View in Catalyst
University Archives holds over 20,000 photographs documenting the visual history of Johns Hopkins University from its founding to present.View More
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter is one of the oldest student organizations at the university. Since its founding in 1897, the News-Letter has published news, opinions, literary features, advertisements and more that document life at the university for the past 120 years. This digital collection includes digitized issues of the News-Letter ranging from 1897 to 1990.View in JScholarship
An influential and controversial figure in our university's history, Isaiah Bowman was Johns Hopkins University's President from 1935 to 1948.View in Catalyst
The Black and Blue Jay is a Johns Hopkins University student-run humor publication first published in the 1920s.View in Catalyst
The Dreyfus Collection includes contemporary journals documenting the case. The majority of the examples are from Le Petit Journal, a daily Paris newspaper/magazine founded by Moïse Polydore Millaud, and published from 1863 to 1944. The weekly illustrated supplement of Le Petit Journal depicts events related to the Dreyfus Affair during the period 1897 to 1899.View the collection on Flickr
To ask about our collections and services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that most archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and can be retrieved on demand.
For retrieval of Special Collections materials, please contact us at least 48 hours before your visit.
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Hodson Curator of the University Archives
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Senior Reference Archivist
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