Processing Fun: Pearl Cleage, Writings by Others series

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in the project are the Pearl Cleage papers; additions to the Delilah Jackson papers; the Samella…

“Sweet Daddy” Grace Collection

Charles Manual Grace (also Marcelino Manuel da Graca) was born in the Cape Verde Islands in 1884. His family, like many Cape Verdeans, moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts, around the turn of the century. Though most of the family was Roman Catholic, both he and his brother were influenced by the burgeoning Pentecostal traditions sweeping…

Hammurabi in the (MARBL) House

Two volumes in MARBL open a fascinating window onto the world of Black Chicago in the late 1920s and provide firm evidence of the vibrancy of what has been characterized as the “Chicago Black Renaissance.”  Published respectively in 1927 and 1929, the 1927 Intercollegian Wonder Book or 1779-The Negro in Chicago-1927 and The Book of…

Kentucky Derby Week – MARBL Visits the Bluegrass

It’s a very special week in the bluegrass, as all of Kentucky gears up for the most exciting two minutes in sports: the Kentucky Derby.  As the entire country will watch history being made at Churchill Downs, MARBL has a special connection to this week’s activities.  MARBL Curator for African American Collections Pellom McDaniels III…

“Pearl Cleage: A Time for Reflection”

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in the project are the Pearl Cleage papers; additions to the Delilah Jackson papers; the Samella…

“Transforming MARBL: Relocate, Renovate, and Rediscover” – Images and Updates

Spring has finally made its way to Atlanta and there are many exciting things going on around campus.  Our (favorite) project is the ongoing renovation of MARBL spaces on Level 10 of Woodruff Library, as construction crews continue to work tirelessly to prepare our new space.  Take a look through the gallery for brand new…

Processing Fun: Pearl Cleage Audiovisual Collection

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in the project are the Pearl Cleage papers; additions to the Delilah Jackson papers; the Samella…

Emory University Selected to Host Shakespeare First Folio

Emory University Chosen for First Folio Tour Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night. These famous plays and 15 others by Shakespeare would probably have been lost to us without the First Folio. Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, and only 233 copies are known today. Next year, to…

“Joe Louis Barrow: A Life and Career in Context” – MARBL Exhibits on the Move

Since the exhibit, “Joe Louis Barrow: A Life and Career in Context” first appeared in Woodruff Library in November of 2013, it has made a profound impression on a much wider audience beyond Emory’s campus.  The exhibit emphasizes one of MARBL’s newest collecting areas: African Americans in sports.  Collecting initiatives and exhibitions on this topic…

Processing Fun: Delilah Jackson Audiovisual Collection

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in the project are the Pearl Cleage papers; additions to the Delilah Jackson papers; the Samella…