Author Archives: Heidi Herr

About Heidi Herr

Heidi Herr is the librarian for philosophy and outreach coordinator for Special Collections.

Meet Our Freshman Fellows: Kiana Boroumand on Dress Reform

Before I begin, let me first introduce myself: I’m Kiana Boroumand, a current freshman intending to major in sociology and writing seminars and minor in the study of women, gender, and sexuality. I’m a Baltimore native, a feminist to the … Continue reading

Introducing Our Freshman Fellows: Lucy Massey

My name is Lucy Massey, and the focus of my Freshman Fellows project is to improve my Latin skills by translating a selection of rare texts from the George Peabody Library of The Sheridan Libraries. The piece I am currently … Continue reading

Special Collections Welcomes Freshman Fellows!

For many, Special Collections is synonymous with a treasure house — something to safeguard, but not necessarily to use.  But where’s the fun with having super-cool things if no one can ever use them for research and inspiration? At the Sheridan … Continue reading

A Festival of Edible Books? Preposterous!

Now is the time to grab a spatula and let out a primal scream for Read It and Eat It, our third annual edible book festival, is nigh! Our promotion of literacy and gluttony and whimsy will occur in the … Continue reading

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost: The Henry Ridgely Evans Story!

Way before NYPL had their own foray into ghost busting, Baltimore’s own librarian-lawyer-journalist-mason-magic historian extraordinaire Henry Ridgely Evans (1861-1949) was on the scene. Ever interested in the paranormal (indeed, one newspaper account mentions that Evans “touched elbows and hobnobbed with spooks … Continue reading

Are You Ready to Read It and Eat It?

The Sheridan Libraries are hosting Read It and Eat It, our second annual Edible Book Festival, and we would like to invite all of our Hopkins friends to submit your very own literary-inspired cake to our food-for-all! The culinary event … Continue reading

Dirty Books and Longing Looks: A Rare Books Open House!

“Wait. What? Dirty books? Didn’t you guys just clean the Peabody Library already?” 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 only … Continue reading

Of Ephemeral Cats, Popish Plots, and the Baltimore Occult

Think Special Collections is only composed of fancy materials like Shakespeare folios or exquisite medieval books of hours? Well, think again! Students enrolled in the Intersession course “Cheap and (Not Too) Tawdry: An Exploration of Ephemera” had hands-on access to … Continue reading

Muttonchops at the Bat!

It’s baseball season in Baltimore! Huzzah! Huzzah? Yeah, the past decade or so was less than magical when it comes to the Orioles ability to, you know, win, but even the most dejected of O’s fans can rekindle their love … Continue reading

Of Moles and Dreams and Napoleon’s Sinister Hand of Fate!

Have you ever, whilst undergoing a pique of ennui, wondered what Napoleon would have to say about your fate, or, while gazing at your reflection in a mirror, crying at the ravages of time, thought, “is this mole to blame … Continue reading