The George Peabody Library was endowed by George Peabody in the mid-nineteenth century, and reflects the fields of learning as they were known in the Victorian era. The collection is well documented in the monumental printed catalogs of 1883-1892 and 1896-1905. Copies of these catalogs are in Special Collections of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSEL) on the Johns Hopkins University campus. The majority of the 137,000 titles are represented in Janus, MSEL's electronic catalog. Major strengths of the Peabody collection include archaeology, English and American literature, British art and architecture, British and American history, biography, Romance languages and literature, history of science, geography, and exploration and travel, including a large map collection.
The George Peabody Library is part of the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections. A portion of the collection is represented on-line in the JHU Catalog.
The most complete access to the collection is contained in the library's pioneering printed catalog, Catalog of the Library of the Peabody Institute. Issued in 1883 and 1896 these detailed dictionary catalogs described books as well as articles within journals held by the library. Copies of are available on site and in many research libraries.
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