Course Materials: Open Textbooks and Library Resources

Fall classes are guaranteed to be unusual. Some courses will be online only; some courses will use a hybrid format. To ensure equal access for all students, you will need to use online textbooks and reading materials. When thinking about textbooks for your students, consider open textbooks. These Open Educational Resources (OER) provide reviewed, edited […]


JHU Class of 2024: Apply to Be a Freshman Fellow!

Freshman Fellow

Special Collections is accepting applications for Freshman Fellows, a one-year fellowship exclusively available to members of the JHU Class of 2024! The program is designed to introduce students to the joys, challenges, and thrills involved in conducting research with primary sources. Limited to just four undergraduates, Freshman Fellows provides its scholars with support by pairing […]


Reflections: LGBTQ History at Hopkins

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Cropped

In May, Hopkins Retrospective had the opportunity to transition its traditional Alumni Weekend programming to a virtual platform. Although disappointed we couldn’t host the in-person panel discussion and bustling reception because of the pandemic, we remembered hosting something online would allow for a wider audience and create a more long-lasting record of what we like […]


Evergreen Obscurus #4: Another Tale of Unusual Produce

For the past many weeks, I have been exploring the history of Evergreen’s gardens in preparation for the July 7th launch of Evergreen Exteriors, a three part virtual lecture series on the grounds and architecture of the museum’s 1858 home. Remarkably, this research took me on an extended journey that concludes with yet another story […]