Sheet Music Deep Dive: Sophie Tucker

Rather than exploring a subject heading in the Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection, this week’s deep dive is a celebration of Sophie Tucker, the self-billed “Last of the Red Hot Mamas.” Tucker was an early vaudeville star at the turn of the century, enjoying a diverse career until her death in 1966. Born in modern […]


Meet the JHU Museums 2021 Summer Interns

The Johns Hopkins University Museums welcomed two interns for the summer of 2021. At Homewood Museum, rising senior Elizabeth Sheehan was selected as this year’s Pinkard-Bolton intern. The Pinkard-Bolton Internship Program provides Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain significant understanding of the museum profession through paid work at Homewood Museum, a National […]


Sheet Music Deep Dive: Balloons

In 1793, Jean-Pierre Blanchard became the first to fly a balloon over the English channel. 8 years later, he took off from a Philadelphia prison yard in the first manned balloon flight in the United States. The rise of ballooning quickly captured the imaginations of composers and lithographers. El Globo Contradanza has no publisher or […]


Transferring Your ArcGIS Online Content

Written by Reina Murray Congratulations to all Johns Hopkins University 2021 graduates! Before you move onto exciting new adventures, don’t forget about all the work you’ve created during your time here at Hopkins. In particular, did you use JHU’s ArcGIS Online platform?  JHU affiliates have access to the JHU ArcGIS Online organization as long as they have an active JHED […]


Questions With Your Librarian: Pete Lawson

Please enjoy this interview with one of the Librarians of Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries: Pete Lawson! Edited by Morgan Moroney. Who are you and what do you do?  I’m Pete Lawson, and I am the relatively new Data and Visualization Librarian in Data Services. I help with discovering, accessing, and visualizing data. Tell us […]


Questions With Your Librarian: Lena Denis

Please enjoy this interview with one of the Librarians of Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries: Lena Denis! Written by Anum Haque. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Lena, and I’m the Geospatial Data, GIS, & Maps Librarian. That means I steward the Map Collection, both as a group of physical objects and […]


Sheet Music Deep Dive: Lithograph or Autograph?

Working with historic sheet music, I come across autographs almost every day. This doesn’t surprise me, as most of the books on my own bookshelf have my name written inside. Likewise, sheet music was intended to be used frequently, making the contents of any historic sheet music collection far from ‘mint condition.’ Instead, most of […]


Recent Updates to the Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts (DLMM)

Though the project now known as the Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts (DLMM) originated at Johns Hopkins University back in 1996, it has not suffered the same fate as so many other “legacy” digital humanities initiatives. Rather than gathering dust and lapsing into obsolescence, the DLMM continues to improve and innovate in ways that would […]