“Rantings of High Weirdness:” Punk Rock Fanzines in the Rose Library

Forget BitTorrent, Pollstar, Myspace, Pitchfork and Facebook events. Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Book Library has acquired a collection of Atlanta punk rock fanzines from the 1980s, including editions of Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), Ratlanta, Restless –N- Bored, Suicide Attempt, and Swing Mag. These ephemeral publications are printed on cheap, plain…

Highways and By-Ways: The Druid Hills Civic Association Records

The Druid Hills neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta has long occupied a precarious position between the traditional and the modern. The neighborhood, which exemplified the genteel and racially-charged New South in the 1988 film Driving Miss Daisy, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was partially designed by the famed landscape…

Apply now for undergraduate research prizes

Applications are now being accepted for the Rackoff and Schuchard undergraduate research prizes! Prizes will be awarded through the generosity of the Betsy and Wayne Rackoff Fund. Dr. Wayne Rackoff (75C), vice president of clinical oncology at Janssen Research & Development (a Johnson & Johnson company), was among the first generation of Emory students in…

Guest Contributor: Currey Seminar student reflects on his travels in Bali

Ryan Sutherland is a senior majoring in music performance (ethnomusicology) and biology and a participant in the 2015 Bradley Currey, Jr., Seminar, a Rose Library program which supports undergraduate research using primary sources. Ryan conducted ethnomusicological field research with students from Northern Illinois University in Baturiti, Bali, Indonesia, for the purpose of completing an undergraduate…

Panel presentation on African American research

“Reading the Silences: Finding African Americans in the Archives” Emory University’s Archives Research Program will host a panel discussion on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 on Level 10 of the Woodruff Library. The panel will explore research into the lives African Americans. Researching an underdocumented community can be frustrating; evidence is often found in unexpected…

New Prizes for Undergraduate Research in the Rose Library

The opening this fall of the newly renovated Rose Library is accompanied by newly announced prizes for original undergraduate research and writing in all areas of its collections of primary archival materials in the areas of African American history and culture, literature and poetry, Emory University archives, modern politics and southern history, and rare books….

Flannery O’Connor papers closed for processing

The Flannery O’Connor papers, acquired by MARBL in 2014, are temporarily closed for processing. During this time, a team of MARBL archivists will arrange, describe and evaluate the papers for any preservation needs. The papers will reopen during Fall 2015. Since arriving at MARBL, the papers have generated a great deal of interest from O’Connor…

Guest Contributor: “Adventures in History, or My Trip to Washington,DC for the 2015 National History Day Competition”

Anthony Dukes is a 10th-grader from the Atlanta area who attended MARBL’s Research Round-Up and completed independent research at MARBL in preparation for the National History Day contest. National History Day is an American academic competition focusing on history for students in grades 6-12. The following post was written solely by Anthony. To have the distinct…

More Reflections on “Revealing Her Story” Project

I am somewhat in shock and denial that this project is coming to an end. I am slowly taking my time and looking at each sheet of paper a little differently as we head quickly towards the collection being complete. I must admit, I don’t want it to end. It’s like the reading of a…

“Bobby Jones: The Game of Life” at The Open Championship

“I could take out of my life everything except my experiences at St. Andrews, and I would still have a rich full life.” Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. spoke those words at the University of St. Andrews in 1958, during a ceremony in which he was made an Honorary Burgess of the Borough, an honor only…