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Arts+culture
Exhibit celebrates beloved jazz vocalist, daughter of Baltimore
Published Feb 19, 2024
Known for her philosophy of 'soft power,' Ethel Ennis said she was proud to have bloomed where she was planted, in her hometown of Baltimore
Arts+culture
Public humanities transcends barriers
Published Dec 19, 2023
An emerging field, the public humanities is raising awareness about social justice issues and leading to meaningful collaborations between Johns Hopkins University and local communities
ARTS+CULTURE
New details of Billie Holiday's early life
Published April 11, 2023
With a newly acquired collection of Billie Holiday biographical materials, JHU historians are piecing together details about the jazz singer's largely unknown early life in Baltimore
A legacy of Southern delicacies
Published Spring 2023
Johns Hopkins' Special Collections acquires first-edition copy of What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking, a cookbook believed to be only the second one authored by a Black woman in the United States / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Film
Forgotten era of filmmaking finds a new home
Published Jan 3, 2023
The Sheridan Libraries has acquired the Academic Film Archive of North America, an eclectic collection of more than 7,600 vintage 16-mm films
Libraries+Museums
Elisabeth Long to lead Sheridan Libraries & University Museums
Published Nov 2, 2022
She joins JHU from the University of Chicago, where she has spent nearly three decades and where she currently oversees digital scholarship services for students and faculty
Library collections
'Women of the Book' exhibit reveals lives of women from 1450-1800
Published Oct 18, 2022
The Sheridan Libraries' collection of nearly 1,000 volumes highlights the lives of early women, with a particular focus on religious and spiritual life
In the stacks
Holding on to Hopkins' history
Published Oct 5, 2022
At the university's Library Services Center, a small but mighty team fields requests about 140 requests per day for more than 2 million archival items
Bearing witness
American Prison Writing Archive moves to Johns Hopkins
Published June 15, 2022
With help from a Mellon Foundation grant, the archive will become the largest digital collection of writings by incarcerated people in the world after it moves to Hopkins
The tell-tale A
Published Spring 2022
Sheet music signed "E.A. Poe" found in the Sheridan Libraries' Special Collections could change what we know about the famous poet. But is it a forgery? / Johns Hopkins Magazine