Revisiting Rose Library’s First Drag Show!

On January 30th, 2020, Rose Library held its first drag show in the archive. The show helped Rose Library celebrate our LGBTQ collections. And thanks to Brook Hewitt of Rose Riot Photography, we have a way to share this amazing event! On behalf of Randy Gue, Curator of the Political, Cultural and Social Movements Collections…

Rose Library services during COVID-19 closure

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will be closed to visitors beginning on Wednesday, March 18. We are taking this active step to protect our staff, researchers, and building personnel in response to the risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19). During this period of closure, the Rose Library staff will continue to…

Flap Live at the Rose Library: The Class of ’92 Strikes Back

 Rose Library’s Curator of Political, Cultural and Social Movements Collections, Randy Gue, celebrates the 30th anniversary of  Atlanta indie duo Flap on 3.4.2020 with a live music  perfromance by the Emory grads in the archive!  Quick, someone just had a momentary lapse in judgement and approved your proposal to put on a show—live music—where you…

She Puts Things In: Toni Morrison and the Legacy of Black Women Writers

    In partnership with Emory University’s Rose Library and the Exhibitions team of Woodruff Library, Georgia Public Library Service is launching a tour of She Gathers Me: Networks Among Black Women Writers to libraries statewide. Curated by Gabrielle Dudley, the  six panel exhibit will tour Georgia Public Libraries until 2022. The exhibit features luminaries…

In Memoriam: James V. Hatch: An Artist, Educator, and Visionary with Tremendous Influence

For more than fifty years, James Vernon Hatch (1928-2020) was a leading authority of African American theater, and along with his wife and creative partner Camille Billops (1933-2019), became a proponent for archiving the history of African Americans in the literary and visual arts, dance, and film.  As co-founder of the Hatch/Billops Collection in New…

The Making of an Exhibit: “Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes”  

“Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes,”  curated by Rose Library’s project digital archivist Brenna Edwards, explores and examines the collecting story of born-digital materials at Rose Library alongside the evolution of the technology creating these materials, featuring items from the papers of Lucille Clifton, Jake Adam York, Salman Rushdie, and Elaine Brown.  The Beginning:   In…

Following the Fellows: Daniel Ciba on Esther Merle Jackson

In Spring 2019, Daniel Ciba, an assistant professor of Theater (History and Dramatic Criticism) at Ramapo College of New Jersey, was awarded a Rose fellowship in support of his project “The Broken World of Esther Merle Jackson.” Because of the generosity of the Leonard and Louise Riggio Fellowship, I was able to survey the contents…

Lift Every Voice 2020: What can the past tell us about the present?

Beginning this month, the Stuart A. Rose Library at Emory University is undertaking a year-long project to explore citizenship through the lens of Reconstruction. Follow us on Twitter @EveryVoice2020 to learn more about the project and how to join the conversation. Reconstruction (1865-1877) represented a time of great possibility for former enslaved African Americans and…

Debating Democracy: The Legacy of James W. Ford

In June 2019, Mary “Allison” Jobe conducted research as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Allison is a Ph.D. student in the history department at American University. She was awarded a Rose fellowship in support of her dissertation “We Remember Him For His Character”: James W. Ford and the Communist Party USA”. Historians often…

Sisterhood and Struggle in the 1970s Art World

In June 2019, Dr. Amy Tobin conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Dr. Tobin is a Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Cambridge and the Curator of Exhibitions, Research and Events at Kettle’s Yard. In 1979 the artist Candace Hill-Montgomery installed her work Reflections…

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath Experience “Poppy Day” in Cambridge

Di Beddow conducted research at the Rose Library in April 2018 as a recipient of a short-term fellowship. She is writing up her PhD thesis on “The Cambridge of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath” under supervision at Queen Mary University, London UK.  Di has spoken on the subject at conferences in Ulster, Huddersfield and Cardiff…

The Sullivan Principles at Work: The Conflicted Activism of Rev. Leon Howard Sullivan

In July 2019, Mattie Webb conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Mattie is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current project looks at the role, impact, and awareness of the Sullivan Principles, a U.S. code of conduct…