Category Archives: Special Collections

Have You Visited the George Peabody Library?

Check out the March 16th article in Time Magazine on why Google is celebrating George Peabody, the ‘father of modern philanthropy.’” Interested in exploring our wonderful and unique special collections? Looking for a quiet and beautiful space to study? Would … Continue reading

Ephemera at the World’s Fair

The Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center is pleased to host “Downfall of the Exhibition: Ephemera and Opposition at the Crystal Palace,” a presentation by Jo Briggs, Associate Curator of 18th- and 19th- Century Art at the Walters Art Museum. … Continue reading

My Freshman Fellows Experience: Translating Renaissance Latin

Salvete! My name is Briana Joseph and I am a first year undergraduate double majoring in Neuroscience and Africana Studies. For my Freshman Fellows project I am translating Latin texts from the Renaissance era. The first piece I worked on … Continue reading

My Life As A Library Page

This is my brief account of how I (a book lover) turned a childhood passion into a lifelong career. It all began in 1972 when I was twelve years old; I was now eligible to apply for my first library card … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on a plantation in Talbot County, Maryland, around 1818; the exact date of his birth was unknown to him, but he chose to celebrate it on February 14. In honor of his 200th birthday, … Continue reading

Grab Those Smelling Salts! It’s Time for Dirty Books and Longing Looks!

“Wait. What? Dirty books? Didn’t you guys just clean the George Peabody Library recently?” No, not those kinds of dirty books, silly! We’re talking books that could make you blush, sigh, or long for what could have been if you’d … Continue reading

The Selfie Strikes Back

February 6, American Selfie exhibit opens February 7, Deborah Willis, “Locating the Self-Portrait in Postcard and Photobooth Imagery,” Mason Hall Auditorium, 5:30 pm Most of us take selfies for a variety of reasons: to commemorate an event, to share our … Continue reading

Alexander Hamilton Exhibition Open at Homewood Museum

Alexander Hamilton has been dead for more than 200 years, but more people than ever know his name thanks to his near omnipresence in popular culture over the last decade. Now Homewood Museum is allowing guests an opportunity to explore the … Continue reading

“Miss Minnie” in the Archives

The Hub reported last week that Minnie Hargrow, a longtime and beloved employee on Homewood Campus, passed away at the age of 96. Hargrow, known affectionately as “Miss Minnie” to the students, staff, faculty, and administrators who had the fortune of … Continue reading

Want to Research Hopkins History This Summer? Apply by March 9 for a Hugh Hawkins Fellowship!

The Hopkins Retrospective program is now accepting applications for the Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowship for the Study of Hopkins History, a summer fellowship opportunity available to undergraduate and graduate students from any school of Hopkins. This fellowship is designed to … Continue reading