New Acquisitions at Johns Hopkins University Special Collections and Archives

Johns Hopkins University Special Collections and Archives recently made the following acquisitions: MS.0718: David P. Stern archives, 1973-2010 Born in Czechoslovakia, David Stern grew up in Israel, studying physics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, where he wrote his doctoral thesis on an underground experiment on cosmic rays. Until his retirement in 2001, Stern was associated with Goddard Space Flight Center, studying theoretical aspects of the Earth's magnetosphere, in particular its large-scale electrodynamics, global description of its magnetic fields, and particle motion. The bulk of this collection is David Stern's journal from his career at the Goddard Space Flight Center from 1973 to 2010. MS.0667: Maurice Bessman papers, 1956-2007 Maurice Bessman is an emeritus professor of biochemistry and enzymology in the Department of Biology at Johns Hopkins University. This collection consists of workbooks, lecture notes, slides, transparencies, research notes, manuscripts, exams, conference papers and journal articles, photographs, and correspondence. These materials span 1956 to 2007. MS.0609: Mary Ann Cowan herbarium, 1835, 1911 This item is a large format herbarium book, compiled by Mary Ann Cowan. It contains forty pages with eighty-eight specimens, each identified with a botanical and common name. The item was created in 1835 and further inscribed in 1911. MS.0646: Lorrain Sherman Hulburt mathematics textbook, 1918 This collections contains a 1918 textbook entitled, "A Course in Mathematics for the First College Year", written by Lorrain Sherman (L.S.) Hulburt, who taught mathematics at Johns Hopkins University from 1892-1928.