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Graduate Representative Organization records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-14-300
The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Representative Organization (GRO) was founded in 1978 to advocate for, and represent, the needs of graduate students at Johns Hopkins University - Homewood Division. This collection consists of volumes of the student guidebook published by the GRO, which was given to students annually as a supplement to the official university-provided orientation. The volumes in this collection date from the 1980s.

Dates

  • 1978-2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

All student organization records received prior to 2017 are closed for 25 years from the date of creation to everyone except current members of the student organization, after which they are publicly available for access. Materials intended for public dissemination, such as publications, newsletters, and event flyers, are publicly available for access immediately once processed. If you are a member of this student organization and have questions about our access policy, please contact Special Collections.

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

0.38 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box)

Biographical / Historical

The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Representative Organization (GRO) was founded in 1978 to advocate for, and represent, the needs of graduate students at Johns Hopkins University - Homewood Division. The GRO coordinates graduate student orientation, advocates for graduate student concerns (e.g., health insurance subsidies, stipends), conducts social events (coffee hours, happy hours, trips), funds campus groups, and organizes sports tournaments.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of volumes of the student guidebook dating from the 1980s, published by the Graduate Representative Organization of Johns Hopkins University, which was given to students annually as a supplement to the official university-provided orientation. In its first five volumes, this publication was titled Unnatural Resources. Subsequent issues have since been titled "The Hopkins Guide to Living in Baltimore," or "The Hopkins Guide." Additionally, this collection contains correspondence and issues of "Footnotes," a monthly supplementary publication of the Graduate Representative Organization (GRO), intended to be an "alternative newspaper for graduate students."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No acquisition information is known.

Bibliography

Historical information adapted from http://www.groguide.org/The+GRO, accessed 2015 August.

Processing Information

This collection was described by Emily Davidson in 2015. Additional processing by Kristen Diehl in 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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