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…

Rose Library’s collections tie the past and present together: Rabbi Jacob Rothschild & Jon Ossoff

  Today Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock will be sworn into office. Ossoff will take the oath of office using Rabbi Jacob Rothschild’s Chumash. Rothschild served as the rabbi for Atlanta’s Reform congregation, the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation, usually referred to as the Temple. The Rothschild papers detail the Rabbi’s friendship with Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and…

Films by Camille Billops and James Hatch to Screen on Dec. 30th!

On December 30, 2020, the Criterion Collection, the esteemed assortment of films, will be screening six films produced by artist Camille Billops and her partner, Black theater historian, Jim Hatch. The featured films, from their company, Mom and Pop Productions, include their first 1982 film, Suzanne, Suzanne. Finding Christa, 1991, an autobiographical work that won…

Art Imitates Life: Artists and Authors as Activists

This is the fourth and final post in our Racial Justice Blog Series, which brings together Emory Libraries’ resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics have included Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, and Voting Rights. We hope the connections that you make between…

Lift Every Voice: Reconstruction Activism

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite students, members of the Emory community and the general public to “Reconstruction Activism” on Dec. 10th from 10:00am-11:00 am EST. Panelists include Dr. Francine Allen (Morehouse) and Dr. Marla Frederick (Emory), as well as Emory Arts and Social Justice Fellow…