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Robert Childress illustrations of Homewood Museum, Gilman Hall, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital

 Collection — Box: OB-1 [31151034438626], Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-0852
This collection consists of three illustrations of Gilman Hall, Homewood Museum (Homewood House), and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, created by artist Robert Childress in 1973.


  • 1973


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Collection is open for use.

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.


.014 Cubic Feet (1 over-sized folder)

Biographical / Historical

Robert Childress (1915–1983) was an American illustrator, best known for his contributions to the children's books Dick and Jane during the 1950s. Childress studied architecture at Clemson University and graduated in 1936. In the 1970s, Childress illustrated campus scenes of over thirty colleges and universities.

Content Description

This collection consists of three illustrations of Johns Hopkins University and Hospital buildings created by Robert Childress in 1973. The buildings depicted are Gilman Hall, Homewood Museum (Homewood House), and the original Johns Hopkins Hospital. Each piece measures 12 x 16 inches. The illustrations are labelled, numbered, and autographed by the artist, likely created as part of a larger series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Johns Hopkins University Office of Communications in December 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in April 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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