Johns Hopkins University
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview John Henry Sirich, Sr. (1848-1911) was born in West Virginia but moved to Baltimore as a child. He worked his way up from being a clerk, and worked as a manager for the Boston Marine Insurance Co. He was at one time president of the Fire Board and president of the Board of Directors of the City Jail. His son Edward H. received his PhD at Johns Hopkins University. This collection includes 26 scrapbooks full of newspaper clippings regarding politics, as well as 4 handwritten indexes for the...
Overview The Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection of printed materials, diaries, photographs, and other items which document African American experiences.
Scope and Contents The papers of Sidney Offit relate his career as writer, teacher, and active participant in the literary and civic life of New York City. The collection spans the years 1928-1997 and includes photographs and mementos from his early life in Baltimore, MD to the reviews and accolades for his published volume, Memoir of the Bookie's Son. Series 1: Writings forms the largest part of the collection, and it is in this series where examples of Offit's manuscript writings and...