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Mame Warren oral histories, 1999-2007


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of oral history interviews of several dozen Hopkins faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. Interviews were conducted by Mame Warren during 1999 in conjunction with other research for the 125th anniversary volume: Johns Hopkins. Knowledge for the World. Warren conducted additional interviews with administrators from 2001-2007 that were also added to the collection.


  • Creation: 1999-2007

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.

Biographical / Historical

In 1999, Mame Warren was commissioned to write a history commemorating The Johns Hopkins University’s 125th anniversary. The basis for the book was a series of oral history interviews with Hopkins faculty, administrators and alumni. She transferred the tapes, transcripts, and research notes to Special Collections in 2001. Warren conducted additional interviews from 2002-2007 that were also added to the collection.

Warren chose to interview subjects who could comment on a wide variety of experiences and events at the university. Fifty-five people were interviewed, representing all university divisions: arts and sciences, the schools of medicine and public health, the Peabody Institute, the Applied Physics Lab, the School of Professional and Business Studies, and the School for Advanced International Studies.


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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The principal collection was transferred to Special Collections by Mame Warren in 2001, and several subsequent accruals were transferred between 2001 to 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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