Johns Hopkins Joins the Consortium

The Consortium welcomes Johns Hopkins University as its newest member. In addition to being home to long-standing programs for graduate education in history of science, medicine, and technology, Johns Hopkins holds a wealth of archival material relevant to the Consortium's community. The Historical Collection of the History of Medicine Department ranks among the best such collections housed in American medical schools, and is one of the few to be directly linked with a major research and graduate teaching program. The collection contains over seventy-eight thousand volumes, including runs of more than eight hundred journals. It has one of the most comprehensive collections of secondary literature in the history of medicine, and subscribes to almost all currently published periodicals in history of medicine, history of science and social studies of medicine. A notable number of landmark works of medical history are held in the comparatively small rare book collection of some twenty-five thousand volumes, which is also especially strong in the history of infectious disease and public health. The Alan Mason Chesney Archives holds the institutional records and the personal papers of the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University include the Garrett Library at Evergreen House, which has an outstanding collection of books relating to exploration and travel, as well as the Peabody Library, an incredibly rich research collection with strengths in many areas of history of science.