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Henry Sirich scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0751
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 scrapbook volumes. The date ranges approximately from the 1870s to 1890s.

Dates

  • approximately 1870s-1890s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. 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

2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record center cartons)

Biographical / Historical

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. Married to Elizabeth Hinman in 1874. He was at one time president of the Fire Board and president of the Board of Directors of the City Jail.

He and his wife had several children, most of whom survived to adulthood. John Henry Jr. drowned in 1910 at the age of 28. Another son, Edward H., went on to become a well-respected member of the faculty at St. John's University in Annapolis. Edward received his PhD at Johns Hopkins University.

(Research by Amy Kimball.)

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 26 scrapbooks full of newspaper clippings regarding politics, as well as four handwritten indexes for the scrapbook volumes. The dates range from approximately the 1870s to 1890s.

Custodial History

The collection was previously housed at Gilman Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mary Sirich Mann in 1931.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Annie Tang in June 2016.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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