Tom Dent and the Literature of Black Suppression

Justin Haynes is an associate professor of English at Randolph-Macon College. He was awarded a Billops-Hatch fellowship in support of his research on carnivals in the Americas. He is the 2021-2023 Nicholas Jenkins Barnett Fellow in fiction at Emory University. Tom Dent’s creative writing and essays focus on centering cultural Blackness in his hometown of…

Uncovering Enslavement on the Main Emory Campus: Two Receipts from the Civil War Era

Mark Auslander is a historical anthropologist and former faculty member at Emory College and Oxford College Let us consider two receipts issued during the Civil War in the town of Decatur, Georgia. Both cast light on the structures and experiences of enslavement on the lands that would become, many decades later, parts of the main…

The David R. Scott and Anne Lurton Scott Papers Are Now Available for Research

“The Rose Library is thrilled to add the Scott papers to our holdings that document spaceflight and the American experience during the Cold War,” says Jennifer Gunter King, the Director of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. “These unique primary source materials are a perfect companion to the Apollo 15 Learning…

Geoffrey Holder’s Scripts are now available for research

Abbey Hafer is a PhD Candidate in the Art History department at Emory University specializing in early modern Italian art and architecture. She is a Graduate Processing Assistant for the Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade papers at Rose Library. This newly available subseries of the Geoffrey Holder papers consists of hundreds of scripts and…

The Rose Library Acquires the Papers of Atlanta LGBTQ+ Rights Activist Winston Johnson

The Rose Library has a trove of collections that document activism in Atlanta, Georgia, the South, and the nation. Here is some information about a new collection. The Rose Library has acquired the papers of Atlanta LGBTQ+ and human rights activist Winston Johnson. The collection includes correspondence, printed material, and photographs that document Johnson’s work…

Women’s History Month: The Rose Remembers Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath

Willie Lieberman is a third-year student in the History honors program specializing in European Studies.  The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library is shining a spotlight on female authors to celebrate Women’s History Month. Two of the most important writers of the 20th century are Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) and Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)….

Caring for Collections: Accessioning and the Kathleen Cleaver papers

Accessioning Archvisit Meaghan O’Riordian talks about accessioning and the Kathleen Cleaver Papers. Here at the Rose Library, we are committed to providing access to new collections we acquire as soon as possible. In archives jargon, this is known as “accessioning as processing.” Accessioning is:   …a rich hybrid of pre- and post-custodial work that requires physical, intellectual, and emotional labor….

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Jane Austen at the Rose

Willie Lieberman is a third-year student in the History honors program specializing in European Studies.  March is Women’s History Month – a time to celebrate women’s accomplishments throughout history, address past and present injustices, and pave the path to a more liberated future for all women. The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book…

Rose Library awarded Silver Level Green Office Certification!

The Emory University Office of Sustainability Initiatives awarded the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library their Green Office Certification at the Silver Level for 2020-2021.    Rose Library, as it’s more commonly known, is uniquely positioned to develop environmental literacy among those who use our collections as well as our own staff and has already identified justice-centered professional practice as a priority of our work. In meeting…

Disability Justice Past and Present: Theatre, Scholarship, Activism

Emory University and the Folger Institute, with the support of Georgia Humanities, invite students, members of the Emory community and the general public to New Research and Performance Directions in Premodern Disability Studies, a virtual seminar taking place Thursday afternoon through Saturday, 4 – 6 March 2021. Tickets are free and registration is required by…

Emory’s Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Changes Literary History

This March, Dr. Nick Sturm, the NEH Postdoctoral Fellow in Poetics at The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, will lead a “Great Works” seminar series that explores the history and holdings of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library. Assembled by collector Raymond Danowski over 30 years, the Danowski Poetry Library contains over 75,000…