Black History Month at Homewood: Meet William Ross – Father, Fugitive, and Freedom Fighter

Homewood Museum tells the story of three families who lived and worked in this federal-period house between 1801 and 1832. Two of these families, the Rosses and Conners, were enslaved by the white Carroll family who owned the estate.When visitors tour Homewood Museum they are confronted by the juxtaposition of beautiful eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century […]


JHU Artstor Collections Now Available in JSTOR

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Alana Barry (International Studies/East Asian Studies, ’22)] Spring 2021 is finally here, and the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) has some news to share about an exciting new endeavor: all JHU image collections located in Artstor are now also available in JSTOR! This expansion to a new platform will make JHU image collections more accessible and discoverable, […]


New Open Access Publishing Opportunities for Hopkins Authors: PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, and TOME

PLOS Partnership Johns Hopkins Libraries now participate in the PLOS Community Action Publishing (CAP) program to support Hopkins authors in their efforts to publish openly. Any article accepted by PLOS Medicine or PLOS Biology with a corresponding author from Johns Hopkins University will be able to publish without paying a fee. This program also extends […]


Love at the Library

“Let your lover be dumpy or handsome or slim/ Young or old, you need care not a feather; /Just fill your ink-bottle up to the brim/ And write from these pages a letter.” Such wondrously poetic lines grace the cover of “The Mirror of Love,” a 19th century chapbook that was meant to inspire valentine […]


Love Data Week 2021: Delivering a Better Future

February 8 – 12, 2021 What is Love Data Week? Love Data Week is an international celebration of data hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The purpose of Love Data Week is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data analysis, management, sharing, […]


Meet Our Freshman Fellows: Kobi Khong on Historic Cookbooks

Thrifty Salad

Enjoy this post by Kobi Khong, one of our Special Collections Freshman Fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year! Welcome one and welcome all, whether you be readers or eaters, librarians or pescatarians, academics or snack-ademics, I hope you’ll enjoy the cornucopia of knowledge that I’ve prepared for you today and leave with a belly full […]