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Adolf Katzenellenbogen papers

Identifier: MS-0040
Abstract Adolf Katzenellenbogen, internationally known art historian, was born in Germany in Frankfurt-am-Main on August 19, 1901. He was educated at the universities of Freiburg, Leipzig, Munich, Frankfurt and Giessen in 1924, and he received a doctor of philosophy degree in 1933 at the University of Hamburg. Katzenellenbogen joined the faculty of Vassar College in 1940 and remained there until 1958 when he came to Johns Hopkins University as full professor and department chairman. A specialist in...
Dates: 1933-1964

Apache playing cards collection

Identifier: MS-GAR-025

The collection consists of four playing cards hand painted on skin prepared by the rawhide method and used by the Native American Apache tribe in the Southwest. An exact date for the cards cannot be established, but most likely they were created approximately 1880.

Dates: approximately 1880

Archaeological Institute of America, Baltimore Society records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-15-070
Abstract The Archaeological Institute of America, Baltimore Society was the first established, local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. The Baltimore Society was officially formed in 1888 by faculty of The Johns Hopkins University and other Baltimoreans who shared a scholarly interest in antiquities and classical studies. Though officially formed in 1888, minutes of the organization show that in 1886, an early iteration of the group was known as the Archaeological Society of The...
Dates: 1885-1939, 1982-1985; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1935

Broadside advertising London exhibition of engraved plates depicting Jean-Baptiste Wicar's Florentine art

 Collection — Box: BW-5
Identifier: MS-0757
Abstract The headline of the broadside declares the exhibition of: "Pictures, Statues, Basso Relievos, and Engraved Stones, of the Gallery of Florence, and the Pitti Palace, Engraved under the Direction of Mr. Lacombe, Painter, from the Drawings of Mr. Wicar; a Work dedicated To His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Tuscany." The advertisement was printed in approximately 1800. Jean-Baptiste Joseph Wicar (1762-1834) was a French Neoclassical painter and art collector. There is no historical...
Dates: approximately 1800

Camp de Mailly watercolor sketchbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-1025

This watercolor sketchbook was created by a French soldier at Camp de Mailly during the summer of 1915. The sketchbook shows scenes of military camp life and the surrounding landscape.

Dates: 1915 June-1915 August

Carrie May Zintl papers

Identifier: MS-0340
Abstract Dr. Carrie May Zintl was a Classicist, who after extensive study in Rome, Vienna, Leipzig and Munich, received her doctorate from Hopkins in 1929. She was daughter of Professor William Kurrelmeyer, an expert in German culture and a Bible scholar at Johns Hopkins University. The bulk of the collection dates from 1968-1992 and is mostly related to the latter part of her life and teaching career, but also includes notebooks of Dr. Zintl's paternal grandparents, one of which is dated...
Dates: 1856-1871, 1968-1992

Castelfranco Altarpiece essay

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0232

Collection consists of an untitled, hand-written essay written in Italian and dated December 2, 1803. The essay describes the restoration in 1803 of the "Castelfranco Altarpiece," a painting by Giorgione.

Dates: 1803 December 2

Chinese Cultural Revolution poster collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0677

Collection of Chinese propaganda posters depicting Mao Zedong and scenes from Chinese life, 1956-1986.

Dates: 1956-1986

Christopher Gray papers

Identifier: MS-0311
Scope and Contents This collection of papers relates largely to Christopher Gray's professional life as an art historian and to his extensive research for two important works on 19th century artists. Earlier items in the collection are evidence of Dr. Gray's preparation for his teaching and writing career. Research on many aspects of Art are represented in the papers including architecture, sculpture, and painting from the earliest periods to the modern. Aside from passports, there are no personal items...
Dates: 1937 - 1970

Chromolithographic cards titled "Three Ages of Woman," as depicted by fantasy flower people, designed by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-0807

This collection is a six card chromolithographic set of album cards, "Three Ages of Woman," representing the ages of woman as depicted by fantasy flower people. The cards were designed sometime in the 1880s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, an American writer and noted feminist.

Dates: 1880s

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

Douglas Huntly Gordon, Jr. papers

Identifier: MS-0368
Abstract Douglas Huntly Gordon, Jr. was born in Baltimore in 1903. During the 1930s, he served in the Maryland legislature. In 1938, he founded the Mount Vernon Improvement Association and spent much of the rest of his life fighting to retain the original architectural integrity of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Place. He was also a founder of the Johns Hopkins University Milton S. Eisenhower Library's Friends of the Library. The collection of Douglas Huntly Gordon, Jr. consists mostly of items related to...
Dates: approximately 1800-1975

French or German "Naughty Hold-to-the-light" cards

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0705

Copied from dealer description: [Erotic Art] A Set of 8 1920s French or German Naughty 'Hold-to-the-Light' Cards. An interesting set of 8 'hold-to-the-light' cards with French & German instructions stamped at the top, featuring ladies in various states of undress doing various things with various props. One features Josephine Baker in her banana dress. The effect of the hold to the light feature is oddly unimpressive. 8 cards. 3.5"x5.5". Minor soil, light wear.

Dates: 1920s

George Boas papers

Identifier: MS-0010

George Boas (1891 – 1980) was a Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. The collection spans the years from 1920 to 1980, and consists of articles, correspondence, notebooks, reprints, short stories, and speeches.

Dates: 1920-1980

Gold Koran color transparencies

Identifier: MS-0742

The pages of what is known as the "Gold Koran", which were photographed to create this collection of at least 430 color transparencies, were originally part of a unique manuscript of the Qur'an. Created from photographing the sides of each page of the partial illuminated manuscript, these transparencies measure 4x5". The original complete manuscript was written in around 800, while this portion was bound in possibly the 18th century and later photographed for the transparencies in 1999.

Dates: 1999 - 1999

Hair and ribbon friendship album with fabric cover

 Collection — Box: BW-5
Identifier: MS-0765

This is an album with an applied fabric cover and hand-stitched fabric border. It includes thirty-six works of art constructed with paper, ribbons and hair. Thirty-two of the items were created between 1867-1874, and the last four are from 1897. There is currently no biographical information on the creator.

Dates: 1867 - 1874; 1897

Henry Wysham Lanier student sketchbook

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 9
Identifier: MS-0819

This collection includes a student sketchbook owned by Henry Wysham Lanier. The sketchbook includes pencil drawings and was likely created in the 1880s. Henry Wysham Lanier was born in 1873, and was the son of American poet, musician, and author Sidney Lanier who was also a Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Dates: approximately 1880s

Invitations and announcements to Surrealist artist exhibitions

 Collection — Box: BW-3, Folder: 8
Identifier: MS-0688

Invitations and announcements to Surrealist artist exhibitions, 1947-1976, featuring Camille Bryen, Rene Crevel, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, Wilfredo Lam, Rene Magritte, and other painters.

Dates: 1947-1976

Israel Rosen collection on modern art

Identifier: MS-0307

Israel Rosen (1912-1988) was a physician and collector of modern art. The collection consists largely of non-book printed material collected by Israel and Selma Rosen to support their modern art collection. These include newspaper clippings, magazine articles, private gallery invitations and listings, brochures, and fliers, and catalogs from the major auction houses. Materials range in date from 1968-1988.

Dates: 1968 - 1988

Italian visiting cards

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0692

This collection consists of six engraved Italian visiting cards from approximately 1780.

Dates: approximately 1780

Jean-Jacques Lebel "3e Festival de la Libre Expression" poster

 Collection — Box: BW-22, Folder: 3
Identifier: MS-0883

Poster advertising the daily events of the third annual Festival de la Libre Expression, organized by Jean-Jacques Lebel.

Dates: 1966

Jean-Paul Sartre manuscript

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0437

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (1905–1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. The manuscript "L'Arte Baroque" is an unpublished essay on Baroque art by French author Jean-Paul Sartre. It consists of 16 pages, and the date of creation is unknown but thought to be from approximately 1951.

Dates: approximately 1951

Jewish calligraphic mourning certificate

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0787

This item is a hand-drawn and illuminated Jewish mourning certificate, created by P.L. Weinstein in the 1880s or 1890s. The certificate appears to have been made on behalf of a son in honor of his late father, David Zelig. The creator, P.L. Weinstein of Baltimore, was possibly a professional calligrapher and illuminator.

Dates: 1880s-1890s

Johns Hopkins University collection of games and toys

Identifier: MS-0843

The Johns Hopkins University collection of vintage games and toys is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. It spans from 1796 to 2020.

Dates: 1796 - 2021

Johns Hopkins University facilities management records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-09-010

Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate (JHFRE) provides full support services for the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, as well as planning, design, construction, and property management for other Hopkins campuses. These records primarily include files of real estate purchases, renovations, reports, and letters, while another bulk of the records includes the files of the creation of the Shriver Hall Murals. The records range from 1937 to 1971.

Dates: 1937-1971

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