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Johns Hopkins University Library Special Collections department records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-03-012
This collection contains administrative files regarding the operation of subdivisions under the Department of Special Collections within the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University dating from 1927 to 2009. Materials include correspondence, subject files, project plans, information and statistics regarding patron use, records of gifts, references requests, and other information concerning the day-to-day operations of special libraries.

Dates

  • 1927-2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

All collections are closed except to office of origin or original owner until processed. University records are closed for 25 years from the point of creation. These files contain personnel records, which are subject to further restrictions.

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

76.71 Cubic Feet (47 record center cartons, 36 letter size document boxes, 6 letter half-size document boxes, 1 legal half-size document box, 1 flat box (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches), 3 oversize boxes (19 x 13 x 6 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Special Collections, a division within the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, houses rare books, manuscripts, personal papers of such Hopkins scholars as Daniel C. Gilman, Herbert Baxter Adams and Isaiah Bowman, and collections such as the Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, the Hutzler Collection of Economic Classics and the Byron collection. The Ferdinand Hamburger, Jr. Archives also constitutes part of Special Collections.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains administrative files regarding the operation of subdivisions under the Department of Special Collections within the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University dating from 1927 to 2009. Materials include correspondence, subject files, project plans, information and statistics regarding patron use, records of gifts, references requests, and other information concerning the day-to-day operations of special libraries.

Arrangement

This record group is subdivided into six Sub-Groups: Departmental Files; Garrett Library; Manuscripts Unit; Peabody Library; Rare Books Unit; The Ferdinand Hamburger, Jr. Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the materials transferred by Special Collections were probably originally part of John C. French's "University History Collection." The materials in Accession Number 78.43 came from the Gilman Hall Stacks. The materials in Accession Number 81.44 were located in Special Collections on A Level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

Processing Information

Records of this collection were formerly part of Record Group 03.010: Records of the Johns Hopkins University Library (divided into 13 Sub-Groups). Information regarding the re-processing of this collection was retained.

Finding aid created by Andrew Gelber, Katrina Tautz, Craig Passmore, Aravinda Pillalamarri, Charlene Mendoza, Kim E. Bettcher, Jennifer Rallo, Brian McFaddin, Evan Yost, Holly Callahan. Edited by James Stimpert and Kelly Spring.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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