Category Archives: Hopkins

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

Celebrating Life as a Hopkins Student Then and Now

Over alumni weekend, the Office of the President and the Archives marked the culmination of a year-long collaborative exploration of the JHU student experience, past and present, with an engaging lecture by Professor Stuart “Bill” Leslie and a reception celebrating … Continue reading

Sci Fi, Fantasy, Anime, Games!

JohnCon 2014 is almost here! This 48-hour extravaganza will begin on Friday, April 4, at 5pm, and will not stop until Sunday, April 6, at 5pm. The admission fee is “Pay Whatever You Want to Pay.” The highlights include panels … Continue reading

Hopkins Retrospective

Did you know there is a Tumblr site devoted to promoting Hopkins history? Leading up to Alumni Weekend on April 11-13, we will be posting photographs with captions commemorating earlier classes, particularly the Classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, … Continue reading

The History and Future of Libraries: “The wisdom of our ancestors”

What is a library? Is it a collection of books, a suite of digital resources, a space for studying? Where do our current ideas about libraries come from, and where will our new tools take us? Does the library have … Continue reading

James Joseph Sylvester

When James Joseph Sylvester came to The Johns Hopkins University in 1876, he was the most senior of the original faculty, in terms of age and prior accomplishments. The university’s first professor of mathematics, Sylvester had already had a full … Continue reading

Follow Your Music

Music makes the world go ‘round. We all carry our music with us – on our devices or in our hearts, or both. But you can do more than that. JHU has one of the best music schools in the … Continue reading

Clipboards and Counting

Have you seen students walking around the library with clipboards this fall and wondered what the heck that was about? We’ve been documenting where and how people are using library spaces in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Milton S. … Continue reading

Museums as Laboratories

Homewood House is more than a museum full of beautiful objects. It serves as a laboratory for a Museums & Society class that Catherine Rogers Arthur teaches each fall.  Throughout the class, the students work to curate an exhibition that … Continue reading