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Oral history of B.D., 2021 March 1


Scope and Contents

“B.D.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2021. In this interview, she shares the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on her senior year at Johns Hopkins, specifically the challenges of attending school remotely while living with her parents, siblings, and grandfather. She also describes growing up in Chicago’s Vietnamese community, her high school experience, and what it was like transitioning to life in Baltimore. B.D. goes on to describe her academic experience at Hopkins as a neuroscience and archaeology double major, her participation in student organizations, and the importance of prioritizing mental health while in school. Lastly, she shares her post-graduation plan of taking time to work within the community before applying to medical school.


  • Creation: 2021 March 1

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

The restricted files are not available for researchers to access. Information on restricted interviews can be found in a "Conditions Governing Access" note at the beginning of the list of folders associated with the interviewee.


From the Collection: 11.87 Cubic Feet (9 record center boxes, 1 letter size box, 1 half legal size box)

From the Collection: 25.4 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Accession 2020-21.UA.005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in July 2021.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA