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Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

ROBERT “BOB” HALL was a 1955 graduate of the School of Engineering. He served as a trustee of the Peabody Conservatory, on the advisory council for the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, and as a member of the Sheridan Libraries Advisory Board. Hall’s gift was made to honor the memory of his wife of nearly 60 years.

NANCY HARRISON HALL (1934–2015) was born in Baltimore. She attended Western High School and graduated from Towson State Teachers College with a BS in Education in 1955. She obtained a MS in Education from Rutgers University in 1959 and earned her MS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Loyola College in 1979. Mrs. Hall taught in Baltimore; Summit, New Jersey; and Newton, Massachusetts and worked as a speech pathologist and audiologist in Baltimore City Public Schools.

A lifelong educator, she was a docent for more than 25 years at the Walters Art Museum, where she enjoyed introducing visitors to the Asian art collection. Mrs. Hall was also a docent at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Museum.

In addition to her docent activities, Hall was a Trustee at the Walters from 2001 until 2007. She also held leadership positions at The League of Women Voters of Baltimore City, The League of Women Voters of Maryland, First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, The Hamilton Street Club, and was a member of the advisory board of Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries.

Along with her husband, Nancy Hall was an ardent advocate for the arts and humanities at Johns Hopkins and in Baltimore. In 2005, the Halls established the Nancy H. and Robert E. Hall Professorship in the Humanities at the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.