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"Bullfighting in Mexico" postcards

 Collection — Box: BW-3, Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-0680

Numbered series of fifteen chromolithographic postcards depicting bullfighting in Mexico, circa 1900.

Dates: approximately 1900

Charlotte Tufts library and book postcard collection

Identifier: MS-0689

A collection of about 1,000 20th century postcards, chiefly depicting libraries but also featuring about 100 postcards depicting scenes related to book reading, bookselling, and book collecting. The collection was named in honor of Charlotte Tufts, the librarian and deltiologist who created the collection.

Dates: 20th century

Department of Military Science records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-04-190
Abstract With the passing of the National Defense Act on October 16, 1916, a unit of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps was formally established at Hopkins under what was then the Department of Military Science and Tactics (now known as the Department of Military Science). This collection primarily includes photographs and clippings (both mainly contained in photograph album pages). The collection also includes, to a lesser degree: photocopies of historical documents and historical research,...
Dates: 1918-2010

Don Swann, Jr. etching of Milton S. Eisenhower Library

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0711

Don Swann, Jr. is a graduate of Princeton University in Art and Archaeology, attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and Johns Hopkins University and studied with his father for four years. He has completed almost three dozen etchings of his own. He will carry on the organization of the Ethcrafters Art Guild which was founded by his father. This collection includes a limited edition, signed etching of MIlton S. Eisenhower Library, created by Don Swann, Jr. after 1974.

Dates: after 1974

Johns Hopkins University French Avant-Garde ephemera collection

Identifier: MS-0448
Scope and Contents

The material is diverse, including engravings, drawings, posters, and medals, ranging from the 18th to the 20th century. Much of the collection is oriented toward the avant-garde, so even the 18th-century material tends to be literature of the margins. It is especially strong in 19th and 20th century avant-garde material (Symbolisme, Cabaret literature, political and social satire, Surrealism).

Dates: 1700s-1900s

Johns Hopkins University Gas Engineering Lab etching

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0712

Copied from information provided by donor: Etching made by Susan Walton Kemp (1918 - 2002) for her fiance Joseph Burnham Gray (1915-1998) who was a chemical engineering graduate student at Johns Hopkins, completing his PhD in June 1941. Although he did not invent Lyrica (spandex), he helped develop the mixing process for it while working for DuPont.

Processing note: The Gas Engineering Building later became the office of the Johns Hopkins University News-letter.

Dates: 1939 - 1939

Johns Hopkins University Russian postcards collection

Identifier: MS-0690

This is an artifically assembled collection of Russian-made postcards, with materials selected by the curators of Special Collections. The postcards date from approximately 1900 to the 1930s.

Dates: approximately 1900-1930s

Johns Hopkins University World's Fair collection

Identifier: MS-0545

This artificially-assembled collection consists of materials relating to international World's Fairs and Expositions, including photographs; postcards; written travelogues or personal accounts of the fairs; ephemera, including programs and printed souvenirs; lithographs and engravings; and physical objects. The materials date from the 1830s to the 1960s.

Dates: 1830s-1967

Rheinart Parke Cowles papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0453
Scope and Contents

This collections consists of one bound volume. It is a scrapbook put together by Dr. Cowles to display his collection of newspaper articles, drawings and photos about the oyster trade in the Chesapeake Bay area. The collection provides a look at the struggle amongst oyster tongers, oyster farmers and the Republican and Democratic parties to find a solution to declining oyster population in the early 20th century.

Dates: 1906-1907

Russian subbotnik poster

 Collection — Folder: OF-1
Identifier: MS-0699

Russian poster with Russian phrase that can be translated as, "Everyone come out for the Communist subbotnik!", 1974. Subbotniks were days of volunteer work following the October Revolution that took place on Saturday. The tradition is continued in modern Russia and some other former Soviet Republics. Subbotniks are mostly organized for cleaning the streets of garbage, fixing public amenities, collecting recyclable material, and other community services.

Dates: 1974

Sketchbook depicting Dussehra festival in India

 Collection — Box: BW-7
Identifier: MS-0728
Abstract Dussehra (also known as Desara or Dasara) is the most famous event of the Chhattisgarh State, historically known as the Bastar region. It is a major Hindu festival celebrating the victory of good over evil in the worship of the goddess Durga, also known as Vijayadashami. This item is a 24-sheet cloth-covered sketchbook of drawings depicting participants in the Bastar Dussehra festival and includes 19 sketches in colored chalks and watercolor, while 9 are in pencil--many with descriptive...
Dates: circa 1900

The Roseanne Klass collection on Afghanistan and the Soviet-Afghan War

Identifier: MS-0470

Roseanne Traxler Klass was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. From 1980 to 1991 Klass founded and headed the Afghanistan Information Center at Freedom House in New York, NY.The papers document the various aid groups and human rights organizations involved in the Afghanistan war from the 1970s to the late 1990s. Support groups include the Afghanistan Relief Committee, Free Afghanistan, and Medicines san Frontieres.

Dates: 1970s-1990s

Victorian-era scrapbook collection

Identifier: MS-0575

Personal assemblages illustrating the Victorian preoccupation with collecting and arranging pictures, 1876-1896.

Dates: 1876-1896

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