This collection is comprised of oral histories recorded with administration, faculty, staff, alumni, and other Johns Hopkins University affiliates, 1999-2004 and 2014-2015. 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.


Recent Submissions

  • Interview with Samuel Hopkins, May 10th, 2006 

    Hopkins, Samuel (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2006-05-10)
    Samuel Hopkins was Baltimore businessman, active Republican, and advocate for preservation of Maryland history and historic sites. Not only was Hopkins politically involved, he had also played a major role in philanthropy ...
  • Interview with Anne Pinkard, April 17, 2001 

    Pinkard, Anne (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2001-04-17)
    Anne, or Nan, Pinkard was a former trustee erita of Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore philanthropist. Pinkard was the first woman to be elected as a full member of the Johns Hopkins. Hospital's board, also being the ...
  • Interview with David Cohen, December 16, 2015 

    Cohen, David (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-12-16)
    Dr. David Cohen is currently Emeritus Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Michigan. While completing his Ph.D. in African history at the University of London, he joined the Johns Hopkins History ...
  • Interview with James McPartland, October 29, 2015 

    McPartland, James (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-10-29)
    Dr. James McPartland earned his B.A. and M.A. from Cornell before coming to Johns Hopkins, where he worked with Hopkins sociologist James Coleman and wrote his dissertation on the resegregation of schools. For years he ...
  • Interview with Linda Brody, December 10, 2015 

    Brody, Linda (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-12-10)
    Dr. Linda Brody received her Ph.D. in Gifted Education and Learning Disabilities from Johns Hopkins. She co-founded the Center for Talented Youth's Diagnostic and Counseling Center and directs CTY's Study of Exceptional ...
  • Interview with Lonnie Carton, August 16, 2016 

    Carton, Lonnie
    Dr. Lonnie Carton, a Baltimore native, received a B.S. from Johns Hopkins University in 1949. She went on to earn her M.Ed in Child Psychology from the University of Maryland and PhD in Educational Psychology from Penn ...
  • Interview with Joyce Epstein, October 22, 2015 

    Epstein, Joyce (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-10-22)
    Dr. Joyce Epstein, who earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Johns Hopkins (1974), is a research professor of education and sociology at the JHU School of Education and director of both the Center on School, Family, and ...
  • Interview with Karl Alexander, November 18, 2015 

    Alexander, Karl (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-11-18)
    Dr. Karl Alexander is the John Dewey Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Founder and Director of the Thurgood Marshall Alliance. Before joining Johns Hopkins in 1971, he earned his B.A. from Temple University (1968) and ...
  • Interview with Sylvia Betts Dodd, March 23, 2015 

    Dodd, Sylvia (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-09-12)
    Sylvia Betts Dodd graduated from the Peabody Conservatory in 1951. She remained active at Peabody for many years as a member of the Peabody Conservatory Alumni Association, the Alumni Steering Committee, and the Peabody ...
  • Interview with Warren Moos, April 1, 2015 

    Moos, Warren (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-09-12)
    Warren Moos graduated from Brown University in 1957 and received a PhD in physics from the University of Michigan in 1962. From 1961 to 1963, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, becoming an acting ...
  • Interview with Richard Henry, April 15, 2015 

    Henry, Richard (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-09-12)
    Richard Henry is an Academy Professor in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, where he is also Research Professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics & Astronomy. He is also ...
  • Interview with Paul Feldman, March 27, 2015 

    Feldman, Paul (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-09-12)
    Research Professor Paul Feldman has been affiliated with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University since 1967. He is principal investigator of a NASA-supported sounding rocket program and has been ...
  • Interview with Raymond Villard, April 8, 2015 

    Villard, Raymond (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-09-09)
    Since 1986, Raymond Villard has been the News Director for the Space Telescope Science Institute. His earlier work experience includes producing planetarium programs for the Maryland Science Center and serving as Assistant ...
  • Interview with Howard Dintzis and Renee Dintzis, November 17, 2014 

    Dintzis, Renee; Dintzis, Howard (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-09-09)
    Howard Dintzis and Renee Dintzis were both longtime faculty members in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry. The husband and wife scientists first met in graduate school ...
  • Interview with Myron Weisfeldt, September 24, 2015 

    Weisfeldt, Myron (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-02-11)
    Dr. Myron "Mike" Weisfeldt attended Johns Hopkins as an undergraduate from 1960-1962, completing an accelerated medical school program. He then attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, earning his M.D. in 1965. ...
  • Interview with Mindy Farber, October 9, 2015 

    Farber, Mindy (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-02-10)
    Mindy Farber graduated with a B.A. in History from Johns Hopkins University in 1974, as part of the first class of undergraduate women to matriculate as freshmen. On campus, Farber was a founder of the Women's Liberation ...
  • Interview with Elmo Douglass, November 4, 2015 

    Douglass, Elmo (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-02-10)
    Baltimore native Elmo Douglass graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1954 with a degree in civil engineering. After graduation, Douglass joined the Army Corps, and later had a long career in highway and transit engineering for ...
  • Interview with Charles Nicodemus, October 13, 2015 

    Nicodemus, Charles (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-02-10)
    Charles Nicodemus graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1950 with a degree in business. During his time on campus, Nicodemus was an active member of both the Glee Club and SAC. After graduation, Nicodemus went to work for his ...
  • Interview with Anne Clark, November 24, 1999 

    Clark, Anne (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-11-02)
    Anne Clark was born in Ellicott City and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. In this interview, she recounts her experiences as part of McCoy College, the Odyssey Program and the Evergreen Society.
  • Interview with John Barth, October 29, 1999 

    Barth, John (Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-10-30)
    John Barth, American author, was born in Cambridge, Maryland, May 27, 1930. Barth studied at the Johns Hopkins University and received his B.A. in 1951, his M.A. in 1952. Barth was an associate professor of English, Penn ...

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