Black History Month at Homewood: Meet William Ross – Father, Fugitive, and Freedom Fighter

Homewood Museum tells the story of three families who lived and worked in this federal-period house between 1801 and 1832. Two of these families, the Rosses and Conners, were enslaved by the white Carroll family who owned the estate.When visitors tour Homewood Museum they are confronted by the juxtaposition of beautiful eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century […]


Libraries & Museums Curators Dean and Plaster on Team that Wins $4.4 Million Mellon Grant

Drs. Gabrielle Dean and Joseph Plaster of the Sheridan Libraries & University Museums are key members of a team of Johns Hopkins University recipients of a $4.4 million Just Futures grant from the Mellon Foundation. In tandem with Drs. Kali-Ahset Amen, Stuart Schrader, Nathan Connolly, and Lawrence Jackson, the team’s joint research and programming effort, […]


Scribbling Women: Zora Neale Hurston, Lost and Found

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Posts in this series were written by undergraduate students in the spring 2020 Museums & Society class Scribbling Women: Gender, Writing, and the Archive. We used rare books, archival materials, and digital primary sources in the Sheridan Libraries’ collections to prompt and guide inquiries into the creation, reception, preservation, and legacy of texts from the 1820s through the 1930s […]


Scribbling Women: Ida B. Wells, the “Princess of the Press”

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Posts in this series were written by undergraduate students in the spring 2020 Museums & Society class Scribbling Women: Gender, Writing, and the Archive. We used rare books, archival materials, and digital primary sources in the Sheridan Libraries’ collections to prompt and guide inquiries into the creation, reception, preservation, and legacy of texts from the 1820s through the 1930s—speeches, […]


Scribbling Women: Reclaiming the Bible in Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Forest Leaves

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Posts in this series were written by undergraduate students in the spring 2020 Museums & Society class Scribbling Women: Gender, Writing, and the Archive. We used rare books, archival materials, and digital primary sources in the Sheridan Libraries’ collections to prompt and guide inquiries into the creation, reception, preservation, and legacy of texts from the […]