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Female students gathered outside Clark Hall. From the 1972 Hullabaloo yearbook.

Digital Exhibits on Hopkins History

Looking to learn more about Hopkins history? The Hopkins Retrospective program has facilitated the creation of online exhibits exploring different aspects of the history of our university. These exhibits, developed by students, archivists, curators, and historians, dig deep into specific aspects of our university's history and bring together historic photographs, documents, and interviews to tell the story of Hopkins in new and exciting ways.

Hopkins and the Great War

Before, during, and after America’s entry into the conflict, World War I challenged Hopkins intellectuals’ ideas about the international world order, the problem of war, and the role of the university and hospital in wartime. This exploration of World War I at Hopkins draws together materials that demonstrate the war's impact on those who lived and worked on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses.

Defining Letters: The Correspondence of Daniel Coit Gilman

This exhibit highlights select items from the complete series of founding JHU president Daniel Coit Gilman's digitized correspondence available from the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. Gilman's correspondents include prominent educators, scientists, politicians, and literary figures.

Jews at Hopkins: A Digital History

This student-curated project exhibits different aspects of Jewish life across the University's history.  It gives a sense of what it meant for different students to be Jewish on campus, and how their identity affected other Jewish students and the University at large.

The History of Student Life at JHU

This student-curated project explores the history of Johns Hopkins through the lens of the undergraduate student experience, tracing the development of an institution through a population that spends only four years on campus but has an extraordinary influence on the university.

Activist Campus: Johns Hopkins University in the Age of Protest

This student-curated exhibition tells the story of how Johns Hopkins University, in the midst of a dire financial crisis and located in a Baltimore resistant to certain changes, sought to navigate through the late 1960/early 1970s era of rising social consciousness and student unrest.

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