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Johns Hopkins University graphic and pictorial collection

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-002
The Johns Hopkins University graphic and pictorial collection consists of over 15,000 images in the form of photographs, lantern slides, and negatives of individuals, events, and places associated with the entire history of Johns Hopkins University from the 1790s to 2015, whith the bulk of the collection dating from the 1870s to the 1980s.

Dates

  • 1790s-2000s
  • Majority of material found within 1870s-1980s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed on site. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

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

60 Cubic Feet (174 flat boxes (15.5 x 12 x 3), 7 glass lantern slide boxes (15 x 4.75 x 4.5), 5 full-sized letter boxes, 3 half-size letter boxes, 4 postcard boxes (6.25 x 2.5 x 5))

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.

Scope and Contents

The Johns Hopkins University graphic and pictorial collection consists of over 15,000 images in the form of photographs, lantern slides, and negatives of individuals, events, and places associated with the entire history of Johns Hopkins University from the 1800s to the present. Images include portraits (both formal and candid) of students, faculty, guests, presenters, and alumni. Documented events include athletics and competitions, commencements, symposia, and protests. Other examples of topics include daily life, the buildings (both interior and exterior) and grounds of Homewood campus, and photographic reproductions of paintings. The collection dates from the 1790s to 2015, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1870s to the 1980s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Item-level acquisition information is not available for this collection. This collection was sourced from many different locations over the years, including photographs found in other collections, transfers from University Departments, private donations, and purchases.

Processing Information

This collection has been added to by many staff over time.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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