Villa Spelman records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of records of the Villa Spelman from 1961 to 2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1980 to 2000. It includes photographs, materials marketing Villa Spelman colloquia and other events, correspondence with the Spelman family, Villa Spelman Advisory Committee records, a video promoting Villa Spelman to the Trustees, oral histories with Villa Spelman staff), and other records maintained by the Director of Villa Spelman.
- Creation: 1961 - 2006
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1980 - 2000
Language of Materials
This collection contains materials in English and Italian.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Some of the records in this collection may be closed per university record access policy stipulating that the administrative records of the University are closed for 25 years from the point of creation.
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.
Biographical / Historical
The Johns Hopkins Center for Italian Studies at Villa Spelman was established in the early 1970s in accordance with the bequest of Leolyn and Timothy Mather Spelman, who had spent much of their lives in the centuries-old building. In 1985 the center was dedicated to the memory of Charles S. Singleton, the internationally renowned scholar of Dante and medieval and Renaissance literature, who was a professor of Italian literature at Johns Hopkins for many years.
The property was sold by the university in September 2008.
Citation: http://pages.jh.edu/~gazette/2008/15sep08/15spelman.html (accessed June 2015)
2.04 Cubic Feet (2 letter full-sized document boxes,1 letter half-sized document box, 1 legal half-sized document box, 1 flat box, 1 oversized folder.)
6 Disks (This collection contains 2 audiocassettes, 2 DVDs, and 2 VHS tapes.)
1.3 Gigabytes (This collection contains 2 video files and 4 audio files.)
The Johns Hopkins Center for Italian Studies at Villa Spelman was established in the early 1970s in accordance with the bequest of Leolyn and Timothy Mather Spelman. The property was sold by the university in September 2008. This collection consists of records of the Villa Spelman from 1961 to 2006; the bulk of the material dates from 1980 to 2000.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
This collection contains video and sound recordings stored on VHS, DVD, and audiocassette tapes. Some of the content has been digitzed and is accessible to researchers via the Digital Object links in this collection. See individual file descriptions for additional information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Elizabeth Cropper, former Director of Villa Spelman, in 1998, and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office in 2007.
Accessions 1998.UA.040, 2007.UA.011, and 2020-21.UA.002.
Processed by Jordon Steele, November 2019, and by Kristen Diehl in 2022.
- Guide to the Villa Spelman records
- Kristen Diehl
- 2022 June
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Special Collections Repository
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