Category Archives: Special Collections

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

Baltimore Bird and Tulip Tree

The Baltimore Oriole is more than just our hometown baseball mascot.  English naturalist Mark Catesby published The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands in 1771; one of the handsome, hand-colored engravings features our own “Baltimore Bird.” This edition of … Continue reading

Portrait of a Poet

There are two days during the year when you are bound to come across some version of the portrait above: Halloween, when we gather about us anything spooky, ghostly, ghastly, or tragic; and the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth … Continue reading

My Freshman Fellows Experience: Exploring the Life & Legacy of José Robles Pazos

Enjoy this post by Tim Lyu, one of our 2017-2018  Special Collections Freshman Fellows. In 2016 the Hopkins’ website, said in undisguised pride, “For 37 years in a row, we’ve put more money into research than any other U.S. academic … Continue reading

My Freshman Fellows Experience: Conversations with the Supernatural

My name is Chloe Otterson and I have had the amazing opportunity to work with Special Collections to research nineteenth century supernatural phenomena. Before I continue, allow me to introduce myself. I’m a freshman originally from rural New England, but … Continue reading

Curiosities in Special Collections

My time at Hopkins so far has been built off discovery. Discovering what it’s like to live in the States, discovering my ideal study places around the campus and the best food places in Charles Village, and discovering old and … Continue reading

Fairy Tales for Christmas Holidays

As a young girl growing up in Indonesia, I remember that Christmas was one of my most favorite times of the year. My parents bought us a small Christmas tree that my siblings and I decorated. Every evening, during the … Continue reading

Digitized Daniel Coit Gilman correspondence now available

University Archives recently completed a project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (the granting arm of the National Archives) to digitize approximately 65,000 pages of letters received and sent by Daniel Coit Gilman. Gilman was Johns Hopkins … Continue reading