A Repulsive Monument to Stone Mountain and Black Resistance

In summer 2016, Barry Mauer, associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Central Florida, conducted research with Rose Library’s Kelly Miller family papers and Stone Mountain collection. The “repulsive monument” is a textual genre invented by Gregory Ulmer. Repulsive monuments honor abject losses, which result from a collective’s behaviors but are…

Collection spotlight: Boisfeuillet Jones papers

The Rose Library is proud to announce that the papers of Atlanta civic leader, Boisfeuillet Jones, are open and available for use. From 1935 until his death in 2001, Boisfeuillet Jones influenced health, education, and welfare policy, and charitable actions on the national, state, and local levels. The Atlanta area especially bears Jones’ mark: the…

Medieval Europe in Atlanta: The Value of Facsimiles

Over the past three years, a large part of my research as a medieval art historian has been on a manuscript of Las Cantigas de Santa María, a 13th century Spanish collection of miracle stories performed by the Virgin Mary. The manuscript is currently kept in the library of El Escorial, approximately 4,000 miles away from…

Honoring Verdelle Bellamy

This week our intern Sophia Queen took a break from her usual research on Yun Ch’i-Ho to focus on the narrative of integration at Emory. In honor of Black History Month, we explore the stories of the men and women who helped integrate the university.  Because of Emory’s status as a private institution, desegregation was…

Following the Fellows: Liz Smith

I am a PhD candidate at Liverpool Hope University, UK, researching the work of African American playwright Alice Childress (1916-1994). A short-term fellowship from Emory University enabled me to access the fantastic facilities of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library in early November. It was a huge bonus that my visit…

Emory’s Founding and Future – Celebrating Claire Sterk’s Inauguration

Today we celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Claire Sterk as the 20th president of Emory University. On this occasion, we take a look back at the evolving nature of the inauguration ceremony as well as the founding documents of the institution. The first and second inaugurations that occurred at Emory University in Atlanta were modest affairs….

Guest Series: Intern-al Monologue

Intern Sophia Queen will be contributing toward a blog series on the exhibition development process as one of her projects while working here at the Rose Library.  My name is Sophia Queen; I am currently earning my Master’s degree at Georgia State University in Heritage Preservation with a focus in Public History. As an intern…

Following the Fellows: Zeb Larson

I spent a week in the Emory Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library reading through Leon Sullivan’s papers. I’m working on a dissertation of the U.S. anti-apartheid movement, particularly its diplomatic and transnational aspects. Leon Sullivan was one of the better-known Americans working to undermine apartheid, but he also established close links…

Flag Burning: A Constitutional Right

Last week, President-elect Trump provoked controversy with a tweet: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences  – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump’s tweet came in the aftermath of a controversy at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Students had lowered the flag on…

Guest post: Andreas Till

In April 2016 Andreas Till spent one month in Atlanta to conduct research in the Rose Library for the purpose of completing a graduate thesis in Photographic Studies. His thesis focuses on the influence of the presence of American troops in his hometown Heidelberg on the relationship between Germans and Americans between 1945 and 2013….

Living With Exhibition Offers Opportunity to Share AIDS History

Georgia Equality will honor World AIDS Day this year with a provocative community art exhibit at West Midtown’s Gallery 874 on November 30–December 1, 2016. The exhibit, Living With, explores the life stories of five HIV positive young people in Georgia through a series of multi-media installations created by local artists working alongside the youth…

What’s in a Page? Re-Reading Shakespeare’s Four Folios

In our first video blog post, we share Emory PhD candidate Justin Shaw’s lecture on what readers can learn about the production, contexts, contents, and global implications of Shakespeare’s works by honing in on the title pages of each of the four 17th century folios. Justin Shaw is a PhD student in English literature at…