Peabody Institute publications and printed materials
Scope and Contents
Collection contains primarily publications created by the Peabody Institute for external communications, as well as printed materials for internal use and external publications related to the institute. Materials include institutional serials (series A), department publications (series B), circulars and catalogs (series D), annual reports of the administration (series E), documents related to the institute's founding (series G), and faculty publications (series K). Additional materials include clippings, programs, directories, promotional documents, lists of musical repertoire, and calendars.
- Creation: 1857 - 2023
- Johns Hopkins University. Peabody Institute (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
A small number of files in series Q are restricted. The rest of the collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.
Biographical / Historical
The Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 by George Peabody, whose founding letter was published the same year. The institute began publishing circulars, annual reports, and organizational documents immediately after opening in 1866. For the first four decades, these documents provided vital information to the institute and the public about the Conservatory, the library, the art gallery, and the lecture series. In 1904, the Conservatory of Music began publishing its first serial, The Peabody Bulletin, which was succeeded by The Peabody Notes, The Johns Hopkins Peabody News, and Peabody Magazine. While the Peabody Institute has been affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University since 1977, it has maintained its own office of marketing and communications.
50 Cubic Feet (26 filing cabinet drawers of folders, approximately 6 shelves of bound volumes, 2 large flat boxes, and 1 map case drawer)
Language of Materials
The Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 by George Peabody, whose founding letter was published the same year. Beginning in 1866, the institute began publishing circulars, annual reports, and organizational documents with vital information about the Conservatory, the library, the art gallery, and the lecture series. In 1904, the Conservatory of Music began publishing its first serial. This collection contains primarily publications created by the Peabody Institute for external communications, as well as printed materials for internal use and external publications related to the institute.
This collection is arranged in 20 series.
Series A: Institutional serials, 1904-2018
Series B: Department publications, 1862-2018
Series C: Peabody Institute departmental calendars, 1870-1897
Series D: Conservatory catalogs and class schedules, 1868-2018
Series E: Reports, 1868-1916, 1985-2007
Series F: Summer session, 1912-2009
Series G: Founding, organizational, and corporate documents, 1857-1920
Series H: Commencement and convocation, 1943-2017
Series I: Alumni Association and alumni affairs, 1910-2012
Series J: Anniversaries and special events, 1870-2011
Series K: Faculty publications, lists, and handbooks, 1909-1991
Series L: Conservatory instrumental and academic departments, approximately 1980-2005
Series M: Publications about George Peabody and his legacies, 1868-1991
Series N: Ephemera and forms, 1872-1993
Series O: Information files, approximately 1960-2018
Series P: Materials published outside of the Peabody Institute, 1870-2008
Series Q: Directories, 1958-2000, 2008-2010
Series R: Architecture, 1879-2001
Series S: Institute publicity, 1857-2016
Series T: Preparatory Department catalogs, 1916-2010
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Multiple accessions from the communications office and other departments between approximately 1980 and 2019.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital copies of most Institute serials in series A are in the library's digital collections at http://cdm16613.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16613coll5
Many bound volumes of institute serials and circulars are available in the main stacks of the Arthur Friedheim Library or in the George Peabody Library and can be located through the library catalog.
Processed by multiple archives staff members from approximately 1983 to 2018. Reprocessing by Kate Mankowski and Matt Testa in 2018.
- Guide to the Peabody Institute publications and printed materials
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