The Letters in Japan: Michael Longley’s Archive

Michael Glenfield received a Short-Term Fellowship to visit Michael Longley’s Archive in the Stuart A. Rose Library.  The visit was also supported by the University of Bristol in England, where Michael has recently finished his PhD. In order to complete the trip Michael was afforded study leave from his lectureship at Bishop Grosseteste University. His…

“Smash the Klan”: Fighting the White Power Movement in the Late Twentieth Century

Benjamin Holzman is an Assistant Professor of History at Lehman College.  His first first book, The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism, is out from Oxford University Press., and his research has also appeared in Modern American History, the Journal of Social History, the Journal of Urban History, and several edited collections.   …

Performing Diasporic Time: Enactments of African American History

Julie Burrell is an Associate Professor of English, Black Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Cleveland State University, where she teaches courses in African American literature and drama. Her monograph, The Civil Rights Theatre Movement in New York, 1939-1966: Staging Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), examines the intersections of political theatre and the black freedom…

Spirit Writing, Body Problems: Lucille Clifton’s Faith

Marina Magloire is an Assistant Professor of English at University of Miami. She was awarded a Rose fellowship in support of her research on the spirit writing of Lucille Clifton. She conducted her research in spring 2022. Lucille Clifton is best known as a poet of Black embodiment, as evidenced by her oft-quoted birthday poems…

2022 Research Fellowships

  The Rose Library offers a variety of fellowships and awards to support travel for researchers to come to Emory to conduct research in our holdings. Here are links to both our Short-Term Fellowships and Subject Specific Fellowships: Short-Term Fellowships: https://prod.libraries.emory.edu/rose/research-learning/about-fellowship-and-award-opportunities/visiting-researchers/short-term Subject Specific Fellowships: https://prod.libraries.emory.edu/rose/research-and-learning/fellowship-and-award-opportunities/visiting-researchers/subject. We did not offer any fellowships in 2021 because of…

The Past is Contemporary

Eric Flohr Reynolds (PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature) is the 2021-2022 Black Women Writers & Intellectuals Fellow in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. His project centers on the role of Black creatives during times of social and political unrest.  Despite some exposure to a few of Rose Library’s collections…

Resistance Zine

In June 2019, Rare Book School received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in June 2019, “to support the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage, a six-year program which aims to advance multicultural collections through innovative and inclusive curatorial practice and leadership.” After a rigorous selection process,…

Gabrielle M. Dudley, Head of Research Services

The Rose Library is thrilled to announce Gabrielle M. Dudley as the Library’s new Head of Research Services. Gabrielle is a familiar face around Emory Libraries and needs no introduction to many of our faculty, students, and regular researchers; she has been serving as Instruction Archivist here in the Rose since 2014 and before that…

In Memoriam: Valerie Boyd

A few years ago, I walked into the Folk Art Restaurant on North Highland Avenue in Atlanta to have brunch with Valerie Boyd. She was already sitting at a table in the back glancing at the menu as I made my way over. I was nervous. She was a big deal. I had met Valerie…

Increasing Access to the Veterans of Hope Collection

  New Rose Library Intern Hannah Stubblefield is a graduate student at the University of Illinois pursuing a degree in Library/Information Science. My name is Hannah, and I am a graduate student in Library and Information science, concentrating in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My affinity for working with archival…

In Memoriam: Paul Carter Harrison

In Memoriam: Paul Carter Harrison Theophus ‘Thee’ Smith is a Professor Emeritus in the Emory University Department of Religion. He is the author of Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations of Black America (Oxford, 1994), and co-editor with Mark Wallace (Swarthmore) of Curing Violence: Essays on René Girard, (Polebridge, 1994). “To get somewhere with the matter at…