The Hub reported last week that Minnie Hargrow, a longtime and beloved employee on Homewood Campus, passed away at the age of 96. Hargrow, known affectionately as “Miss Minnie” to the students, staff, faculty, and administrators who had the fortune of getting to know her, began her career at Hopkins as a cafeteria worker in the dining hall. Her final position before retiring was as an assistant to President William Brody, President Daniels’s predecessor. I encourage you to read the Hub article for many poignant reminisces about Hargrow and her impact on campus life.
The University Archives has two resources if you’re interested in learning more about Hargrow. The first is an oral history conducted with her in the late 1990s as part of book project called Johns Hopkins: Knowledge for the World, 1876-2001. The Archives also has photographs from Minnie Hargrow’s retirement party in 2007; a selection of those images is below.
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