Category Archives: Hopkins

Who Was Milton S. Eisenhower?

Most people at Hopkins are familiar with the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, part of the Sheridan Libraries. And most people have heard the name Eisenhower in connection with a US President. But who was Milton S. Eisenhower? Milton Stover Eisenhower, … Continue reading

On-Site Borrowing: One More Reason to Love BorrowDirect

Do you occasionally find yourself in a community where you’d like to use the research library? Under a new pilot agreement, JHU students, faculty, and staff have on-site borrowing privileges at the following BorrowDirect institutions: Brown University, University of Chicago, … Continue reading

Henry Augustus Rowland

When Daniel Coit Gilman was named president of The Johns Hopkins University in 1875, the trustees left the matter of recruiting faculty in his hands. With an eye to the future, Gilman sought to fill the ranks with “young scholars … Continue reading

How’s the New Home?

According to a 2012 Gallup World Poll, about 13% of the world’s adults – hundreds of millions of people – say they would like to leave their country permanently. At Hopkins, many of our students, as well as staff and … Continue reading

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