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Office of Registrar records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-13-010
This collection consists of confidential student records relating to students that attended the Arts and Sciences campuses (known by various names, geographical locations, and subdivisions) of Johns Hopkins University from 1876 to the present.

Dates

  • 1876-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

All collections are closed except to office of origin or original owner until processed. University records are closed for 25 years from the point of creation. These files contain student records, which are further subject to FERPA restrictions.

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.

Extent

1352.97 Cubic Feet (966 record center cartons, 79 letter size document boxes, 1 letter half-size document box, 162 legal size document boxes, 43 oversize boxes (19 x 13 x 6 inches), 2 oversize boxes (19 x 13 x 7.5 inches))

Biographical / Historical

The first registrar of the University, John M. Cross., was appointed by Daniel Coit Gilman on April 1, 1876. Cross was previously a tutor in Greek at Princeton University and served as registrar until 1880. He did not want to give up teaching and was also made an associate in Greek and Latin at Johns Hopkins. In 1881 Cross left to become the headmaster of a school in Lawrence, New Jersey. After Cross left the office was not formally filled until 1889. Thomas Randolph Ball had been serving as a recorder and was made registrar at this date. In 1920 Ryland N. Dempster became assistant registrar and registrar when Ball retired in 1923. Miss Irene Davis became Registrar when Dempster resigned in 1935 and remained in that office until her retirement in 1968. In the early days of the University the Registrar's Office was responsible for a wide range of duties including arranging for the publishing of Circulars, printing lecture notes, maintaining student records, and handling the admissions for undergraduates. Miss Davis also served on The Board of University Studies and the Committee on the Shriver Hall Murals. The Office of Registrar continued to perform admissions duties until 1946, when Bill Logan became Director of Admissions. After Ms. Davis, Robert E. Cyphers became Registrar in 1969 and served until 1991.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of confidential student records relating to students that attended the Arts and Sciences campuses (known by various names, geographical locations, and subdivisions) of Johns Hopkins University from 1876 to the present.

Other Finding Aids

An offline inventory is available. Please contact Special Collections regarding access to this inventory.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These records were transferred to the Archives by the Office of the Registrar.

Accruals

Accession numbers include: 79.120, 80.33, 90.10, 90.52, 91.14, 92.4, 92.28, 98.31, 2000.23, 93.11, 98.34, 99.03, 2009:11, 2009:25, 2009:10, 2011-12.UA.022, 2015-16.UA.018, 2015-16.UA.019

Processing Information

This collection was processed in part by Jennifer Allain Rallo.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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