Peabody Institute publications and printed materials Edit

Summary

Identifier
PIRG 11 01

Dates

  • 1857 – 2018 (Creation)

Extents

  • 50 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    (26 filing cabinet drawers of folders, approximately 6 shelves of bound volumes, 2 large flat boxes, and 1 map case drawer)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    The Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 by George Peabody, whose founding letter was published the same year. Beginning in 1866, the institute began publishing circulars, annual reports, and organizational documents with vital information about the Conservatory, the library, the art gallery, and the lecture series. In 1904, the Conservatory of Music began publishing its first serial. This collection contains primarily publications created by the Peabody Institute for external communications, as well as printed materials for internal use and external publications related to the institute.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    A small number of files in series Q are restricted. The rest of the collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact peabodyarchives@lists.jhu.edu for more information.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Multiple accessions from the communications office and other departments between approximately 1980 and 2018.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 by George Peabody, whose founding letter was published the same year. The institute began publishing circulars, annual reports, and organizational documents immediately after opening in 1866. For the first four decades, these documents provided vital information to the institute and the public about the Conservatory, the library, the art gallery, and the lecture series. In 1904, the Conservatory of Music began publishing its first serial, The Peabody Bulletin, which was succeeded by The Peabody Notes, The Johns Hopkins Peabody News, and Peabody Magazine. While the Peabody Institute has been affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University since 1977, it has maintained its own office of marketing and communications.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], Peabody Institute publications and printed materials, PIRG.11.01, Arthur Friedheim Library Special Collections, Peabody Institute, The Johns Hopkins University.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by multiple archives staff members from approximately 1983 to 2018. Reprocessing by Kate Mankowski and Matt Testa in 2018.

  • Scope and Contents

    Collection contains primarily publications created by the Peabody Institute for external communications, as well as printed materials for internal use and external publications related to the institute. Materials include institutional serials (series A), department publications (series B), circulars and catalogs (series D), annual reports of the administration (series E), documents related to the institute's founding (series G), and faculty publications (series K). Additional materials include clippings, programs, directories, promotional documents, lists of musical repertoire, and calendars.

  • 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. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Many bound volumes of institute serials and circulars are available in the main stacks of the Arthur Friedheim Library or in the George Peabody Library and can be located through the library catalog.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 20 series.

    Series A: Institutional serials, 1904-2018

    Series B: Department publications, 1862-2018

    Series C: Peabody Institute departmental calendars, 1870-1897

    Series D: Conservatory catalogs and class schedules, 1868-2018

    Series E: Reports, 1868-1916, 1985-2007

    Series F: Summer session, 1912-2009

    Series G: Founding, organizational, and corporate documents, 1857-1920

    Series H: Commencement and convocation, 1943-2017

    Series I: Alumni Association and alumni affairs, 1910-2012

    Series J: Anniversaries and special events, 1870-2011

    Series K: Faculty publications, lists, and handbooks, 1909-1991

    Series L: Conservatory instrumental and academic departments, approximately 1980-2005

    Series M: Publications about George Peabody and his legacies, 1868-1991

    Series N: Ephemera and forms, 1872-1993

    Series O: Information files, approximately 1960-2018

    Series P: Materials published outside of the Peabody Institute, 1870-2008

    Series Q: Directories, 1958-2000, 2008-2010

    Series R: Architecture, 1879-2001

    Series S: Institute publicity, 1857-2016

    Series T: Preparatory Department catalogs, 1916-2010

External Documents

Collection Details