Category Archives: Special Collections

Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships for the Study of Hopkins History: Apply by March 10th

Ever learn something amazing about Johns Hopkins University and thought, “Wow, I’d really like to know the story behind that!”? Well, now’s your chance! Apply for a Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowship for the Study of Hopkins History and spend 8 … Continue reading

Spirits of the Dead: The End of Enigmatic Edgar – February 5, 4pm

Don your black turtlenecks and come hungry for popcorn to Spirits of the Dead, a trilogy of short film adaptations of tales by Edgar Allan Poe showing at the George Peabody Library on Sunday, February 5, at 4 pm. The … Continue reading

Will The Real Edgar Allan Poe Please Stand Up?

In honor of Edgar Allan Poe’s 208th birthday, today we are launching the digital complement to an exhibition of delicious Poe rarities currently on view at the George Peabody Library—The Enigmatic Edgar A. Poe in Baltimore & Beyond: Selections from … Continue reading

Snowflakes keep falling on my head…

While I know those are not quite the lyrics for that song, I can’t help but want to twist the words around slightly this time of year, particularly when the sky is gray and hats, gloves, and wooly socks are … Continue reading

Women at the Front: Hopkins Nurses during WWI

While soldiers were fighting on the battlefield during the First World War, more than 10,000 nurses were fighting for the lives of sick and wounded military personnel. Thousands of brave women registered for the Army Nurse Corps during the First … Continue reading

WWI Student Army Training Corps: Hopkins Students Prepare for War

While many of us are familiar with photos of college students burning draft cards and protesting during the Vietnam War, far fewer people are aware of the impact that World War I had on the students of its time. In … Continue reading

Happy St. Crispin’s Day!

Anyone who has watched a stage or film version of Henry V (such as the 1944 Olivier version, infused with echoes of World War II, or the critically acclaimed 1990 Kenneth Branagh version) will remember Henry’s inspiring speech to his … Continue reading

John Staige Davis: Hopkins Alum and Pioneering WWI Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery has become something we take for granted in modern medicine as an important tool for healing those injured in warfare, but that wasn’t always the case. In the early 20th century, Dr. John Staige Davis worked tirelessly to … Continue reading

Enigmatic Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe’s death in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, ensured that the writer and the city would be forever linked. On October 7, 2016, come celebrate Poe’s life and legacy, and commemorate the anniversary of his death, at the … Continue reading

Hopkins and the Great War: Exhibit Opening, September 14th

Student soldiers living in Gilman Hall. Professors recruited to do research in chemical warfare. Wartime propaganda posters visible all over Baltimore. If you were a part of the Johns Hopkins community during the First World War, all these things and … Continue reading