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.


Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Oral history of Susan Terranova 

    Terranova, Susan (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2017-05-10)
    Susan Terranova ('76 BA, '77 MA SAIS) was a member of one of the first undergraduate classes to admit women and was the first woman to join the Johns Hopkins ROTC program. After graduating from the School of Advanced ...
  • Oral history of Gladys Burrell 

    Burrell, Gladys (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2017-06-15)
    Gladys Burrell, known as "Ms. Gladys" to Johns Hopkins students and staff, was a longtime food services worker on the Homewood campus. After 47 years working on the Homewood campus, she retired in 2017 from her last position ...
  • Oral history of Charles Baughan 

    Warren, Anne; Baughan, Charles (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2002-10-02)
    Charles "Zan" Baughan worked with the Johns Hopkins University libraries for more than 45 years, beginning in 1955. In this interview, Baughan recounts his years working at Johns Hopkins University and the changes he ...
  • Oral history of Samuel Hopkins 

    Hopkins, Samuel (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2006-05-10)
    Samuel Hopkins was a Baltimore businessman, and advocate for preservation of Maryland historic sites. Hopkins was born and raised in Howard County and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1934. He was the great grand ...
  • Oral history of Anne Pinkard 

    Pinkard, Anne (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2001-04-17)
    Anne "Nan" Pinkard was a trustee 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, and served as president of the ...
  • Oral history of David Cohen 

    Cohen, David (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 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 ...
  • Oral history of James McPartland 

    McPartland, James (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 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 ...
  • Oral history of Linda Brody 

    Brody, Linda (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 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 ...
  • Oral history of Lonnie Carton 

    Carton, Lonnie (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2016-08-16)
    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 ...
  • Oral history of Joyce Epstein 

    Epstein, Joyce (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 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 ...
  • Oral history of Karl Alexander 

    Alexander, Karl (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 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 ...
  • Oral history of Sylvia Betts Dodd 

    Dodd, Sylvia (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2015-03-25)
    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 ...
  • Oral history of Warren Moos 

    Moos, Warren (Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, 2015-04-01)
    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 ...

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