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Students' societies

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Black Student Union records

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Identifier: RG-14-195
Overview The Johns Hopkins Black Student Union (BSU) was founded in April of 1968, shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the riots which followed in Baltimore City. The club sponsors social events and lectures, participates in community service activities such as tutoring disadvantaged children, works to promote unity among African Americans, and works to improve the overall climate for African American students at Hopkins. The records of the Black Student Union span the years...

Debate Council records

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Identifier: RG-14-040
Overview Debating at Hopkins started as early as 1884 when Woodrow Wilson, then a graduate student, helped found the House of Commons. The records of the Debate Council date from 1895 to 1982, with the vast majority of the records dating from after 1976. Arranged in one series, these records are filed in chronological order. Records from the late 1890s and early 1900s include programs and announcements of debates as well as some financial records and University awards. Later records are more complete...

Gamma Alpha records

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Identifier: RG-14-060
Overview Gamma Alpha is a natural science fraternity for graduate students, the Hopkins chapter of which was active from the 1930s through the 1960s. The records of Gamma Alpha date from 1926 to 1967 and consist primarily of administrative records such as minutes, correspondence, financial records and membership lists, and records documenting social functions and initiation ceremonies.

Homewood Photography records

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Identifier: Coll-011
Overview Johns Hopkins Homewood Photography is a full-service, on-campus resource for professional photography and photographic services, which provides editorial and news photography, portraits, and research photography for Johns Hopkins University clients on the Homewood campus and beyond. The Homewood Photography records contain 35mm and 120mm photographic negatives with the bulk dating from 1990 to 2004, and born-digital photographs dating from 2004 to 2010.

Hopkins Science Fiction Association records

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Identifier: RG-14-230
Overview The history of the Hopkins Science Fiction Association (HopSFA) starts with the Amber Society, an informal club in the early 1970s. This club was made up of science fiction fans at Hopkins as well as from Baltimore, including famed science fiction writer Roger Zelazny. In 1974, the club was chartered by the University and became known as the Hopkins Science Fiction Association (HopSFA). In its early years, the organization concerned itself primarily with publication. The records range in date...

Phi Delta Kappa records

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Identifier: RG-14-120
Overview Phi Delta Kappa was both a social and a professional fraternity, focusing on education. The fraternity was most active during the 1940s, although it continued into the 1970s. The records of Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Rho Chapter, are quite sparse, covering only the years 1944 to 1947, and 1971. The records are mostly in the form of newsletters, although a few circular letters and one candidates' list have survived.

Pi Lambda Theta records

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Identifier: RG-14-105
Overview The Johns Hopkins chapter of Pi Lambda Theta was founded around 1926 by Florence Bamberger, the first woman promoted to the rank of full professor in the Department of Education at Hopkins. Although it began as a women's organization, Pi Lambda Theta began admitting men in 1974 following ratification of an amendment by the national organization's executive committee. Covering the period from 1925 to 1988, the records include membership and scholarship records, financial records, and minutes of...

Student Committee for Academic Freedom records

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Identifier: RG-14-160
Overview The informal group that would become the Student Committee for Academic Freedom was founded by a group of Hopkins graduate students in 1952, and lasted until 1955.The Committee was motivated primarily by the perceived threat to free research and free discussion posed by Congressional investigations into "un-American activities." The records of the Student Committee for Academic Freedom span the years 1953 to 1956. The Committee's general goal, to protect academic freedom, is well documented by...

Student Labor Action Committee records

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Identifier: RG-14-290
Overview Student Labor Action Committee promoted a school/community partnership between the Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City. The goal of said partnership was to decrease poverty in Baltimore by leading a living wage campaign. The Records of the Student Labor Action Committee span a short period from 1997 to 2005. The bulk of records consist of reference materials for the committee, however, minutes and correspondence do give insight into the goals and accomplishments of the SLAC, with a...

Student Organizations records

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Identifier: RG-14-001
Overview One of the first Hopkins student organizations, the Matriculate Society, was formed in 1883 to "foster the interests and promote the unity of the undergraduates." Since then, well over 150 student organizations have been established, most with similar goals; many have disbanded after a short period of time, while others have endured for as long as one hundred years. Types of records vary widely from organization to organization; many include membership lists, posters or announcements, while...