Bio Files, Biographical Files in the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


Collection Overview

Call number:Bio Files
Repository:Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Title:Biographical Files
Date:1889-present
Extent:Over 20,000 files

Administrative/Biographical History:

Scope and Content:
The biographical files primarily include curricula vitae, press clippings, obituaries, and other documents relating to the professional contributions individuals associated with the Johns Hopkins Hospital and/or the medical divisions of the Johns Hopkins University (School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing.)
The files include retired or deceased faculty, staff, and alumni, individuals with current appppointments as well as individuals who have terminated their Hopkins affiliation but are still active within their profession.
Quality of Information
In general, the content of these files is somewhat uneven in terms of quantity, and in some cases, quality of information; folders may have inclusive biographical information including curricula vita, bibliographies, biographical sketches, obituaries, and press clippings while others may contain only a scant press clipping or two. Overall the collection is a useful resource for obtaining basic biographical information. The dates of materials in these files range from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Arrangement:
The Biographical Files are arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions on Access: This collection may contain some restricted records. Materials pertaining to patients, students, employees, and human research subjects, as well as unprocessed collections and recent administrative records, carry restrictions on access. For more information about the policies and procedures for access, see the Archives Policy on Access and Use.
Restrictions on Use: When citing material from this collection, credit The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. For permission to reproduce images, contact the holder of the copyright.
Related material: See Personal Paper Collections for listings and descriptions of the individual collections available in the archives.
See Photographic Collections for photographs of individuals affiliated with The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the health divisions of The Johns Hopkins University.