Black Women Building Their Own Archives, A Practice

Monet Lewis-Timmons is an English PhD candidate at the University of Delaware and an alumna of Emory University (℅ 2018) where she double majored in English and African American Studies. Her dissertation research focuses on the genealogical lifecycle of Black women’s archives through Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s personal papers. This semester she is interning at the Rose…

Now open on Level 2, “…so many horrors…”

A pop-up exhibit on Bram Stoker materials, a significant new acquisition by Rose Library, highlights the first edition of Dracula. Recently arrived in Rose Library, the John Moore Bram Stoker materials is comprised of approximately 1200 books, playbills, photographs, correspondence and more. John Moore, a collector in Dublin, Ireland spent 50 years tracking down inscribed books…

Horror Fiction at the Rose

Willie Lieberman is a fourth-year student in the History honors program specializing in European Studies Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde… Some of the most recognizable characters in literature come from the horror fiction genre. Horror fiction is one of the oldest literary genres, with the vampires, demons, werewolves, ghosts, and more being products…

LGBT History Month at the Rose

Willie Lieberman is a fourth-year student in the History honors program specializing in European Studies Every October, countless individuals across the globe gather to celebrate love. LGBT History Month is a time for both joy and commemoration. It’s a time to toast to how far activism has come while remembering all the sacrifices made and…

Sherlock and Arthur Conan Doyle

Willie Lieberman is a fourth-year student in the History honors program specializing in European Studies.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1950) was a prolific writer who spearheaded the crime fiction genre with his iconic character Sherlock Holmes. The British author and physician created captivating universes and complex characters in his four novels and over fifty poems…

The Last Slave Ship: The Wanderer Logbook

In 1858, the American schooner, The Wanderer, sailed along the Eastern coast of the United States. The vessel’s log, written by an unknown sailor, contains simple and brief entries that record the weather, speed, and course of the yacht. There are a few details concerning other ships and visitors on the Wanderer scattered throughout the log. However, the…

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)….