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Henry J. Gaffney Collection

  • Creator: Gaffney, Henry James (1908 - 1991)

  • Collection Date: 1956-1976

  • Extent: 7.2 cubic feet



Henry J. (Hank) Gaffney was born in Utica, New York, and did his undergraduate work at Cornell University and the University of Baltimore. Gaffney started his professional career as a plant engineer for Bendix Aviation. Later he supervised mechanical operations for the McLean Contracting company. He came to Johns Hopkins in 1950 on assignment from the Edmunds architectural firm to work on reconstruction projects at the medical complex. In 1956, Gaffney was appointed staff engineer to the Medical Planning and Development Committee of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and was subsequently promoted to Plant Manager. After his official retirement in 1978, he continued to advise the Johns Hopkins administration as a consultant, offering advice on plant construction and management issues.

Hopkins Affiliations

1950 - 1978 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Scope and Content

The Henry J. Gaffney Collection contains professional correspondence, architectural and building manuals, reprints, and other publications pertaining to the operation of the Facilities Management Office (formerly Plant Management) at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. A number of architectural drawings and blueprints are also included.

Policy on Access and Use

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 Policy on Access and Use.

Permissions and Credits

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.

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