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Elizabeth S. Thies Meyer Collection

  • Creator: Meyer, Elizabeth S. Thiess ( - 1952)

  • Collection Date: 1932

  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet



Elizabeth S. Thies was hired in 1893 as the first Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine librarian to care for books housed in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Trained at the Enoch Pratt Library, Thies resigned her position in 1899. She served as librarian and library committee member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health until 1928 when she was appointed chief cataloger and classifier at the new William H. Welch Medical Library. Thies remained in that position until her retirement June 30, 1941. She was a charter member of the Medical Library Association and was elected to an honorary membership in 1948. Thies married Arthur L. Meyer, assistant professor, in the School of Hygiene in 1930.

Hopkins Affiliations

1893 - 1899 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1893 - 1899, 1928 - 1941 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1899 - 1928 Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

Scope and Content

The Elizabeth Thies Meyer collection consists of one diary written by Meyer describing her trip to Europe with her husband Arthur Meyer in the summer of 1932. The diary is rich in its description of pre-World War II Europe. Included are postcards sent to Freida C. Thies, a librarian at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus library and sister of Mrs. Meyer.

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