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Centennial Celebration records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-17-030

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Scope and Contents

Planning for the Centennial Celebration was initiated in October 1969 with the appointment of Dr. Ferdinand Hamburger as Director of Centennial Planning. The records of the Centennial Celebration date from October 1969, when planning began, until November 1976, the year the anniversary took place.


  • Creation: 1969 October-1976 November


Conditions Governing Access

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

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Biographical / Historical

Planning for the Centennial Celebration was initiated in October 1969 with the appointment of Dr. Ferdinand Hamburger as Director of Centennial Planning. A Centennial Board was created, originally composed of 35 individuals representing all divisions of the University. Eight members of the Centennial Board served on the Executive Committee which oversaw all aspects of Centennial planning. Eventually the Centennial Board was increased to 41 members, while the Executive Committee was increased to 11 members.

At the first meeting in January 1970, the Board formed three committees: the History Committee, the Theme Committee, and the Medal Committee. As the number of activities planned for the centennial year grew, so did the number of committees; by September 1975 eleven additional committees existed.


1.78 Cubic Feet (3 letter size document boxes, 2 flat boxes (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches))

Language of Materials



The records of the Centennial Celebration document the activities of the Office of Centennial Planning, the Centennial Board, and committees in preparing for the various social festivities, symposia, and other commemorative events undertaken to celebrate Hopkins's hundredth anniversary in 1976.


The records are divided into three series: (1) Centennial Board, 1970-1974; (2) Office of Centennial Planning, 1969-1976; and (3) Thomas Kleis, 1971-1976.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the records of the Centennial Celebration were transferred by the Office of Centennial Planning. Minutes of the Centennial Board and the Pictorial History Committee were transferred by Martha J. Hubbard, Librarian. Thomas Kleis, Director of University Publications, transferred his own files pertaining to the Centennial. President Emeritus Milton S. Eisenhower gave a Centennial Cachet envelope.


Accession Numbers: 79.12, 79.26, 80.5, 80.29, 81.22, 81.39

Processing Information

Processed by Maryanne Courtney.

Centennial Celebration records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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