Awesome picture! I used to work here, assisting historians, Hopkins faculty and students, as well as genealogy researchers with finding primary resources from this rare book collection. My favorite part of this collection? The bound copies of Harper’s Bazaar magazines circa the 1800s. I have fond memories of this place and have seen so many images, nice to see a new one …

I just stumbled across this pic of my old work place. I would walk amongst those dusty volumes and find random treasures like the Soujourner Truth poem whose title I can’t recall that was written for her slave master and included in his obituary. I really need to research that. Another one of my favorite finds were …