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Hopkins Retrospective oral histories, 2014-2023


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of audio and video oral history interviews of Hopkins faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni conducted under the auspices of the Hopkins Retrospective program. This series will continue to grow as new oral histories are conducted as part of the active Hopkins Retrospective program. Transcripts, releases, notes, and related documentation are available regarding these oral histories. Please contact Special Collections for more information.


  • Creation: 2014-2023

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

Hopkins Retrospective is an initiative created by the Office of the President to expand understanding of the history of Hopkins and weave that history into the university experience. In 2014, an oral history program was created as part of this initiative. Audio and video oral histories have been recorded by Jennifer Kinniff, Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager, Stuart "Bill" Leslie, Professor of the History of Science and Technology, and students in an astronomy course examining the impact of the Hubble Space Telescope on Johns Hopkins University.


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

These interviews were facilitated by the Hopkins Retrospective program and transferred to the University Archives from 2015-present.

Processing Information

This series was processed in 2015 by Jennifer Kinniff, with additional processing by Annie Tang in 2016 and Kristen Diehl in 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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