Queer O’Connor: Surprises from the Archives

In February 2019, Sean DiLeonardi conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Mr. DiLeonardi is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Thanks to a research fellowship from the Stuart A. Rose Library at Emory University,…

Meeting Grace DeLorme

Jina DuVernay is the Visiting Archivist for African American Collections at the Rose Library. She will be blogging regularly throughout her appointment. Prior to joining Rose, I was a Special Collections Librarian at Alabama State University where I managed African American related resources and materials. I came to the Rose to learn how to work…

Queer Community Structures: “The American Music Show” on Wikipedia

Andrew Kingston is the 2018-2019 Robert W. Woodruff Fellow at the Rose Library. Throughout the year, he will be blogging about his experience processing the records of The American Music Show. At the Rose Library this year, I have been working with recordings of The American Music Show (TAMS), an Atlanta-based queer variety show that…

The Process, So Far

Andrew Kingston is the 2018-2019 Robert W. Woodruff Fellow at the Rose Library. Throughout the year, he will be blogging about his experience processing the records of The American Music Show. Not long ago, I arrived in the archive, on my second cup of coffee, and proceeded—from the Latin cedere, both “to go” and “to…

It’s a Small Auld World: Gossip, ‘Slabber’ and Irish Poetry

In December 2018, Scott McKendry conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short Term Fellowship Program. Mr. McKendry is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University Belfast. Poets love gossip. In fact, one might argue that poetry itself is a form of highly-tuned gossip. Poets tells the not quite truth about the…

Join us on January 31 for Emory’s Evening with Educators!

This free event, open to Atlanta area K-12 educators and administrators, begins at the Carlos Museum and ends at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library as we co-host our Evening for Educators. Participants can explore both locations and learn more about the exhibitions “DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance” by Dr….

Disjointed: Introductions to “The American Music Show”

Andrew Kingston is the 2018-2019 Robert W. Woodruff Fellow at the Rose Library. Throughout the year, he will be blogging about his experience processing the records of The American Music Show. Shortly after writing this first blog post, I was, along with the rest of the Rose Library, deeply saddened to hear of the passing…

Suspense in the Archive, or: Did the Mid-Century Avant-garde Have a Southern Accent?

In July 2018, Dr. Anna Ioanes conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short Term Fellowship program. Dr. Ioanes is Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Francis. Archival research can be a suspenseful experience. The researcher turns pages and opens boxes, hoping to find something that is yet…

Frederick Law Olmsted in Atlanta

The Library of Congress recently announced a completed digitization project focusing on the collection of Frederick Olmsted.  As a manuscript archivist who has worked with the papers of the Druid Hills Civic Association (DHCA) and the Dana White papers, I knew immediately that the Library of Congress had missed highlighting Olmsted’s work in the South,…

Protest, Freedom, and Change from the South African Literature at the Rose Library

John Wamwara (SJD Candidate, School of Law) is 2017 –2018 Newton Teaching Scholar at the Rose Library. He is supporting the Rose Library Faculty Fellowship program and is reviewing the Rose Library’s collections on Africa. His doctoral research is on how law, religion, and culture have shaped the monogamy -polygamy debate in Kenya; and how…