Lunch with the Libraries: Recollections of the Children's Experimental Theatre

Lunch with the Libraries - Children's Experimental Theater

Presented by Hopkins at Home, Sheridan Libraries and Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries

In Summer 2022, the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries and Museums received an offer of a scrapbook, overflowing with black and white photos, play programs, sketches, news clippings, and more from 1940s and 1950s, documenting the Children’s Experimental Theatre, in Baltimore, then based in Gilman Hall.. The archives team had never heard of the program and there was scant documentation of it in the collection. Join Katie Carey, Hodson Curator of the University Archives, for a virtual discussion of the history of this unique program and the serendipitous ways in which the libraries receive donations to the University Archives.

ABOUT Katie Carey
Hodson Curator of the University Archives

Katie Carey, Hodson Curator of the University Archives, handles the university's records management program and leads a team of archivists that process and make available archival and manuscript collections at JHU. She has spent her career in university archives, making her way down the east coast from Rutgers University in New Jersey where she earned her MLIS in 2011 and worked until 2014, to Philadelphia and La Salle University where she worked until joining the team at JHU in 2021. Katie enjoys how university history provides pathways to an infinite number of research interests. 

ABOUT Heidi Herr
Librarian for English, Philosophy, and Special Collections Student Engagement, Sheridan Libraries

As the student engagement librarian for the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center, Heidi Herr creates programs and learning activities that engage Johns Hopkins students in conducting research with primary sources. She is also the librarian for English, Philosophy, and the Writing Seminars. Heidi teaches courses on a wide variety of topics, including the ephemera of the women’s suffrage movement and the development of the cookbook, and oversees the Sheridan Libraries’ Freshman Fellows program. She holds MA degrees in English and Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

 Event Date
Friday, December 1, 2023
Start Time: 12:00pm EST
End Time: 12:45pm EST

Virtual Livestream

Hopkins at Home

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