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 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions maintain their own archival repository, as does the Peabody Institute. These repositories are located on their respective campuses.

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The University Archives collects and manages many types of materials, including:

  • Administrative records of the University such as the Office of the President records, records documenting the history of academic departments, and student records
  • Faculty papers covering the careers of Hopkins faculty
  • Student organization records and other materials documenting the student experience at Hopkins
  • Photographs dating from the early days of the University to present
  • Johns Hopkins University yearbooks, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, and other Hopkins publications
  • Oral history interviews with students, faculty, staff, and alumni discussing the Hopkins experience from their perspectives
  • Web archives of Hopkins-affiliated websites
  • Theses and dissertations written by Hopkins students. Learn about accessing these materials in Electronic Theses and Dissertations

We collect materials in both print and digital format.

If you want to donate materials to the University Archives, please contact the

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Accessing Archival Materials

To ask about our collections and services, please contact 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.

Staff Directory

Name Contact Location Subject Areas
Diehl, Kristen
Processing Archivist
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Seyler, Allison
Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Clark, Jenelle
Accessioning Archivist
Brody Learning Commons
Carey, Katie
Hodson Curator of the University Archives
Brody Learning Commons
Beckman, Elizabeth
Processing & Research Archivist Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Blair, Monica
Historian & Education Coordinator Milton S. Eisenhower Library