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Peabody Institute publications and printed materials

 Collection
Identifier: PIRG-11-01
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.

Dates

  • 1857 - 2018

Creator

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.

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.

Extent

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

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.

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.

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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.

Processing Information

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

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Contact:
Arthur Friedheim Library
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA