Johns Hopkins University oral history collection Edit


MS 0404


  • 1999-2016 (Creation)


  • 11.87 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    9 record center boxes, 1 letter size box, 1 half legal size box




  • Abstract

    This is an artificially assembled collection of oral histories recorded with administration, faculty, staff, alumni, and other Johns Hopkins University affiliates, 1999-2004 and 2014-2015. The early oral history interviews were faciliated by Mame Warren starting 1999, and as of 2014 by Hopkins Retrospective.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

    The Restricted series is not available for researchers to access. Information on restricted interviews can be found in a "Conditions Governing Access" note at the beginning of the list of folders associated with the interviewee.

  • Scope and Contents

    Oral histories recorded with administration, faculty, staff, alumni, and other Johns Hopkins University affiliates, 1999-2004 and 2014-2015.

  • Biographical / Historical

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

  • Arrangement

    The collection is organized by 3 series: Mame Warren oral histories, Hopkins Retrospective oral histories, and Restricted. Folders have been organized in alphabetical order within each series.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The first accrual was transferred to Special Collections by Mame Warren in 2001, and several subsequent accruals were transferred between 2001 to 2007. The interviews conducted by Hopkins Retrospective were transferred to the University Archives starting in 2015 to the present, and transferred annually.

  • Processing Information

    Finding aid prepared by Margaret Burri and Kelly Spring in May 2008. Additional reprocessing by Annie Tang in 2016.

  • Accruals

    Accession: 2000-01.MS.030, 2002-03.MS.025, 2003-04.MS.001, 2006.UA.021, 2011-12.MS.022, 2011-12-UA.007, 9999-99.MS.030, 2015-16.UA.031, 9999-99.MS.030

  • Custodial History

    In 1999, Mame Warren was commissioned to write a history commemorating The Johns Hopkins University’s 125th anniversary. The basis for the book, Johns Hopkins: Knowledge for the World: 1876-2001, was a series of oral history interviews with Hopkins faculty, administrators and alumni. She transferred the tapes, transcripts, and research notes to Special Collections in 2001. Interviews conducted by Warren after 2001 were done under the auspices of Hopkins History Enterprises, an oral history and editorial service provided by the Sheridan Libraries for the Johns Hopkins community and beyond, and as part of a project called Hopkins History On-Line. Since 2014, Professor Stuart "Bill" Leslie and Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager Jennifer Kinniff have conducted interviews under the auspices of the program Hopkins Retrospective.

  • 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], [Collection title], [Collection number], Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University.

  • Bibliography

    Warren, Mame, ed. Johns Hopkins Knowledge for the World. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

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