Special Collections & Archives

The Enigmatic Film Series

Calling all Poe fans, cinephiles, and popcorn enthusiasts: join us for a short series of films based on the works and life of Edgar Allan Poe.

THE RAVEN (2012). Directed by James McTeigue. With John Cusack, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, and Luke Evans. Celebrate the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's death, in 1849, in Baltimore... with a film about murder, set in 1849, in Baltimore. Friday, October 7, 2016, 7 pm. Free and open to the public.

EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE (2016). Directed by Eric Stange. Project created by Wally Coberg. Invitation-only premiere of a brand-new documentary about Poe's life.

SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES, 1968). Directed by Roger Vadim, Louis Malle, and Federico Fellini. With Jane Fonda, Terence Stamp, Brigitte Bardot, Peter Fonda, and Alain Delon. Three short horror stories by Poe are turned into macabre 1960s-style escapades. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 4 pm. Free and open to the public.

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All films will be shown at the George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore MD 21202.

Upcoming Hopkins and the Great War Events


October 18, 4:30-7:00 PM
Welch Medical Library Building
Exhibition Gallery and Reading Room, Second Floor

The East Baltimore opening of the Hopkins and the Great War exhibit will feature a talk by Marian Moser Jones, historian of medicine and World War I. Jones' talk is titled "Dispatches from the second battlefield: Four Hopkins nurses tell their World War I stories."

Attendees will have the chance to meet the curators and explore the exhibition during the reception. View the Hub event announcement for additional details.



What did Edgar Allan Poe’s tales and poems mean to readers in his own time? How did he master so many forms of literatureand invent exciting new varieties, from science fiction to the detective story? Why did he move so often between cities, calling Richmond, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore “home” at different points in his life? Meet the enigmatic Edgar A. Poe: a man who lived in the real world, but tried to write his way out of it.

This exhibition of rare materials gives viewers the chance to see Poe at work, up close: “The Raven” in Poe’s own handwriting… first editions of Poe’s writings in books, newspapers, and magazines from the 1800s… and examples of the translations, illustrations, comic books, and portraits that have helped extend Poe’s global popularity. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

George Peabody Library
17 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Directions and parking information here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Sunday, February 5, 2017
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday Thursday:  10 am 5 pm
Friday Saturday:  10 am 3 pm
Sunday:  10 am 1 pm

Interested in seeing highlights from the exhibition? Our "Raven" video? Or our illustrated book of essays about objects relating to Poe's work and life?



Hopkins and the Great War logo

Often dubbed “The War to End All Wars,” World War I (1914-1918) had a deep impact on Johns Hopkins University and its surrounding community.  When the United States entered the war in 1917, students and faculty enlisted as soldiers, intelligence officers, and medical personnel.  The university’s female patrons, faculty, and students traveled abroad to participate in nursing and war relief.  Before, during, and after America’s entry into the conflict, World War I challenged Hopkins intellectuals’ ideas about the international world order, the problem of war, and the role of the university and hospital in wartime.

This exploration of World War I at Hopkins draws together materials that demonstrate the war's impact on those who lived and worked on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. Explore materials from the Homewood campus, the hospital and School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing to understand the complex and far-reaching ways the Hopkins community both contributed to and was affected by this devastating global conflict.

We hope you will visit the physical exhibition sites or explore the comprehensive digital exhibit.

Milton S. Eisenhower Library (Homewood campus)
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Anne M. Pinkard Building (School of Nursing)
525 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21205

Welch Medical Library Building
1900 E. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21205

September 2016-January 2017
Please visit the website of each building for details on hours of operation and parking.

For exhibit news and events, please visit the digital exhibit: http://hopkinswwi.library.jhu.edu