Category Archives: Hopkins

If Walls Could Talk: A History of Homewood House

Homewood House is the iconic building right next door to the Eisenhower Library – its design and style influenced and in some way defined the architecture of the entire Homewood campus. It has stood for 211 years, with its solid … Continue reading

Walking Back in Time

Charles Carroll, Jr. of Homewood (1775-1825), like many gentlemen of his time, was caught up in the excitement of current horticultural developments. He experimented with new varieties of plants, grafted roses, designed vegetable gardens, and planted an orchard at Homewood. … Continue reading

Recycling Roundup

With summer upon us, the library literally becomes a second home for many of you as a refuge from the heat. All that note taking, coffee drinking and draft revising produces a good deal of waste. Before you chuck those … Continue reading

The Dog Days of Summer

Is this Baltimore summer hot enough for you? You might say we have hit the heart of the “dog days” of summer. You might also wonder where the heck that phrase comes from! It turns out, the origin of the … Continue reading

Web Archiving & the Wayback Machine

Would you like to see old versions of the website for your student group to find out who ran it and what they did? Or maybe you’d like to examine the content and presentation of whitehouse.gov on September 13, 2001 for a paper. … Continue reading

Almost Done: Charles Street

Last June I took a few pics of the Charles Street construction outside MSEL. This June looks very different! Trees have been added. The center median strip is taking shape. And the artwork is a puzzle. The completion date for the … Continue reading

Let’s Play Video Games

Hey, JHU students on Homewood campus! Why don’t you play some video games? WHERE THEY ARE Digital Media Center (DMC) – Room 226 of the Mattin Center’s Offit Building, which is the building across from the back of Whitehead Hall … Continue reading

SHARE Helps the World

Developing countries need medical supplies. The United States has supplies that we don’t use or would otherwise dispose of. How can these two situations be connected, for the benefit of everyone? Meet SHARE (Supporting Hospitals Abroad with Resources and Equipment). … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Johns!

On May 19, 1795, Johns Hopkins was born in Anne Arundel County, the second of eleven children of Samuel and Hannah (Janney) Hopkins. His parents, members of the Society of Friends (Quakers), raised tobacco and owned slaves, who tended the … Continue reading

Post-Graduation Research Resources

Graduating soon? The Alumni Association is pleased to offer Hopkins KnowledgeNET, the Hopkins Online Alumni Library, to all Hopkins graduates. You’ll have access to some of the library resources you’ve used as a student, including thousands of journal articles and … Continue reading