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Johns Hopkins University Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-17-010
Planning for the celebration commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary began on January 6, 1900 when the Academic Council recommended that the Board of Trustees appoint a date for the anniversary celebration. The records of the Twenty Fifth Anniversary Celebration range in date from January 1900 to February 1902. The collection documents quite completely the activities planned for the Celebration, including Daniel Coit Gilman's farewell address and Ira Remsen's inaugural speech.

Dates

  • 1900 January-1902 February

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.32 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Planning for the celebration commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary began on January 6, 1900 when the Academic Council recommended that the Board of Trustees appoint a date for the anniversary celebration. On December 19, 1900, a preliminary committee met and planned the celebration to take place on October 16 and 17, 1901. On January 7, the permanent committee was established under the chairmanship of President Gilman, and it held its first meeting on February 1. At this meeting J. S. Ames was appointed secretary and two subcommittees were created; one, under Ira Remsen, was to make arrangements for special assemblies to be held in the different departments and the other, under Paul Haupt, was to make official announcements and invitations. Although originally planned for October 1901, the event was deferred until February 22, 1902 to coincide with the farewell speech of President Gilman and the formal inauguration of Remsen, who had acted as president since June 3, 1901. Representatives from more than eighty universities in the United States and Canada attended the celebration, as well as a large number of alumni.

Scope and Contents

The records of the Twenty Fifth Anniversary Celebration range in date from January 1900 to February 1902. The collection documents quite completely the activities planned for the Celebration, including Daniel Coit Gilman's farewell address and Ira Remsen's inaugural speech. The records include: a register of visitors; a scrapbook of minutes, agendas and supporting papers of the Committee on the Twenty Fifth Anniversary Celebration; files of the Committee's secretary, Joseph S. Ames, on academic apparel for the event; a bound, published volume recording the entire proceedings on February 21 and 22, 1902; and another scrapbook containing programs, publications, tickets, etc. pertaining to the celebration.

Arrangement

Arranged in one box.

Custodial History

Most of the records were discovered in the Gilman Hall Library stacks, at Evergreen House and among the files of Alumni Information Services. Dr. C. R. Whittlesey donated an invitation to the 25th Anniversary Celebration. The Special Collections Department of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library also transferred some materials.

Accruals

Accession Numbers: 77.31, 77.86, 78.32, 80.12, 81.44

Bibliography

  • French, John C. A History of the University Founded by Johns Hopkins. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1946.

Processing Information

Processed by Maryanne Courtney.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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