This collection is comprised of oral histories recorded with administration, faculty, staff, alumni, and other Johns Hopkins University affiliates, 1999-2004 and 2014-present. Interviews were conducted by Mame Warren during 1999 in conjunction with other research for the 125th anniversary volume Johns Hopkins: Knowledge for the World. Warren conducted additional interviews with administrators from 2002-2004 that were also added to the collection. Beginning in 2014, audio and video oral history interviews of Hopkins faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni are being conducted under the auspices of the Hopkins Retrospective program.


This collection contains a number of restricted interviews, which are not available online or in physical form until their restriction period has expired. See the collection finding aid for more information.


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  • Oral history of James Davis, M.D. 

    Davis, James (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2021-04-02)
    Dr. James Davis graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1974, specializing in infectious diseases and internal medicine, he was always very interested in offering compassionate care for African American ...
  • Oral history of A.C. 

    A.C. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2021-03-05)
    “A.C.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2021. In this interview, he shares his experience attending classes online and missing social interactions with peers during the COVID-19 pandemic. He ...
  • Oral history of E.D. 

    E.D. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2021-03-03)
    “E.D.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2021. In this interview, she shares the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on her senior year at Johns Hopkins, including what it was like to attend ...
  • Oral history of B.D. 

    B.D. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2021-03-01)
    “B.D.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2021. In this interview, she shares the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on her senior year at Johns Hopkins, specifically the challenges of attending ...
  • Oral history of R.D. 

    R.D. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2021-03-12)
    “R.D.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2021. In this interview, she discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on her college experience, noting particular challenges for her as a ...
  • Oral history of A.R. 

    A.R. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2021-03-02)
    “A.R.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2021. In this interview, she explains how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted her college experience, limiting her social interactions and requiring online ...
  • Oral history of James Cross 

    Cross, James (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2020-04-07)
    Dr. James Cross is an engineer and professor who graduated from Hopkins in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering. Cross details his experiences as one of the first Black students at Hopkins. He mentions befriending ...
  • Oral history of P.M. 

    P.M. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2020-03-06)
    “P.M.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2020. In this interview, she describes growing up in Parkland, Florida and her high school experience. She shares how she adjusted to life and rigorous ...
  • Oral history of A.D. 

    A.D. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2020-03-06)
    “A.D.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2020. In this interview, A.D. describes growing up in a big family in South Central Los Angeles. He shares his experience attending the public school ...
  • Oral history of C.S. 

    C.S. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2020-03-04)
    “C.S.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2020. In this interview, he describes growing up in Miami after immigrating to the United States from Cuba as a young child. He discusses how he prepared ...
  • Oral history of J.L. 

    J.L. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2020-03-03)
    “J.L.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2020. In this interview, J.L. describes growing up in Naples, Florida and why he decided to attend Johns Hopkins. He also discusses his interest in ...
  • Oral history of M.E. 

    M.E. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2020-03-02)
    “M.E.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2020. In this interview, M.E. describes growing up in the Haitian community of Miami after immigrating from Haiti as a child and her early interest in ...
  • Oral history of Donald Perry 

    Perry, Donald (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2020-03-01)
    Donald Perry, a 1961 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, talks about his life, career, and his experience as one of the few African-American undergraduate students at Hopkins.
  • Oral history of Joshua Einhorn 

    Einhorn, Joshua (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2018-05-20)
    Dr. Joshua Einhorn received a B.S. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in 1986. He served as the founding president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) at Johns Hopkins University, and ...
  • Oral history of A.Z. 

    A.Z. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2019-03-19)
    "A.Z." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2019, a pre-med student who majored in molecular and cellular biology. In this interview, they discuss growing up with their parents and brother on ...
  • Oral history of J.M. 

    J.M. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2019-03-05)
    "J.M." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2019 who majored in environmental engineering and minored in classics. In this interview, they describe growing up in New York City with their parents ...
  • Oral history of S.H. 

    S.H. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2019-03-06)
    "S.H." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2019 and was a writing seminars major. In this interview, S.H. describes growing up in Pennsylvania in a close-knit family and the transition to life ...
  • Oral history of I.B. 

    I.B. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2019-03-08)
    "I.B." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2019, a pre-med student who double majored in neuroscience and French. In this interview, I.B. discusses growing up in South Florida with their parents ...
  • Oral history of H.T. 

    H.T. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2019-03-04)
    "H.T." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2019 and majored in neuroscience. In this interview, H.T. discusses growing up near the border of Texas and Mexico with their parents and three siblings, ...
  • Oral history of William C. Richardson 

    Richardson, William C. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2004-01-12)
    William C. Richardson was president of Johns Hopkins University and professor of health policy and management from 1990-1995. He holds an MBA and PhD in business from the University of Chicago, where he specialized in ...

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