Johns Hopkins University collection
Scope and Contents
The Johns Hopkins University Collection is an artificial collection which acted as a library vertical file for information about the University until the advent of the Hamburger Archives. It consists largely of printed material collected or letters written about the University.
- Creation: 1870-1940
- Johns Hopkins University (Organization)
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. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.
Biographical / Historical
The Johns Hopkins University Collection is an artificial collection. It was made up of manuscript material that was formerly part of the University History Collection which was housed in Special Collections. The University History Collection was begun as a catch-all for documents and manuscripts that related to the University's history. Johns Hopkins did not have a University Archives until 1974 so when archival material relating to the University's history came to the library, it was placed in the University History Collection.
2.12 Cubic Feet (4 legal size document boxes, 1 legal half-size document box)
Language of Materials
The Johns Hopkins University Collection is an artificial collection which acted as a library vertical file for information about the University, but with the advent of the Hamburger Archives this vertical file is no longer necessary.
The collection is divided into three series. Series I is the Vertical File, Series II is the Johns Hopkins Hospital Records and Series III is the Johns Hopkins University Records.
A portion of the collection was transferred from the Charles Rockwell Lanman papers (MS.0196).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
In 1982 the University Archivist surveyed the University History Collection and transferred to the Hamburger Archives all the truly archival materials. A list of the materials transferred from the University History Collection to the Hamburger Archives is available. Those materials that related to the University's history but were not technically archival were left in Special Collections. The non- archival material was largely printed material collected or letters written about the University.
This collection was processed by Cynthia H. Requardt.
Liz Beckman revised the historical and related materials notes in this finding aid in November 2023 to bring them into compliance with Johns Hopkins guidelines for inclusive and conscientious description (2023). The previous version of the finding aid is available upon request.
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Part of the Special Collections Repository
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