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 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 ...
  • Oral history of P.G. 

    P.G. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2018-04-20)
    "P.G." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2018, and majored in molecular and cellular biology. In this interview, P.G. discusses growing up in Fresno, California with their parents who are ...
  • Oral history of S.B. 

    S.B. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2018-02-26)
    "S.B." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2018, and majored in biomedical engineering. S.B. was born in Ecuador and raised in Delaware. In this interview, S.B. discusses their educational journey ...
  • Oral history of P.S. 

    P.S. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2018-02-23)
    "P.S." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2018. They majored in psychology and minored in women, gender, and sexuality studies. In this interview, P.S. discusses the experience of emigrating ...
  • Oral history of J.C. 

    J.C. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2018-02-20)
    "J.C." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2018. They majored in environmental science and minored in applied math and statistics. In this interview, J.C. discusses growing up in a small town ...
  • Oral history of T.K. 

    T.K. (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2018-02-19)
    "T.K." is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2018, and double majored in biomedical engineering and medicine, science, and the humanities. In this interview, T.K. discusses growing up in Taiwan ...
  • Oral history of Paul Quin 

    Quin, Paul (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2017-05-02)
    Paul Quin is a writer and designer who graduated from Hopkins in 1965 with a degree from the Writing Seminars. Quin notes Elliot Coleman, founder of the Writing Seminars in 1947, as an early teacher. During his undergraduate ...

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