Guest Contributor: Currey Seminar student reflects on his travels in Bali

Ryan Sutherland is a senior majoring in music performance (ethnomusicology) and biology and a participant in the 2015 Bradley Currey, Jr., Seminar, a Rose Library program which supports undergraduate research using primary sources. Ryan conducted ethnomusicological field research with students from Northern Illinois University in Baturiti, Bali, Indonesia, for the purpose of completing an undergraduate…

Panel presentation on African American research

“Reading the Silences: Finding African Americans in the Archives” Emory University’s Archives Research Program will host a panel discussion on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 on Level 10 of the Woodruff Library. The panel will explore research into the lives African Americans. Researching an underdocumented community can be frustrating; evidence is often found in unexpected…

New Prizes for Undergraduate Research in the Rose Library

The opening this fall of the newly renovated Rose Library is accompanied by newly announced prizes for original undergraduate research and writing in all areas of its collections of primary archival materials in the areas of African American history and culture, literature and poetry, Emory University archives, modern politics and southern history, and rare books….

Flannery O’Connor papers closed for processing

The Flannery O’Connor papers, acquired by MARBL in 2014, are temporarily closed for processing. During this time, a team of MARBL archivists will arrange, describe and evaluate the papers for any preservation needs. The papers will reopen during Fall 2015. Since arriving at MARBL, the papers have generated a great deal of interest from O’Connor…

Guest Contributor: “Adventures in History, or My Trip to Washington,DC for the 2015 National History Day Competition”

Anthony Dukes is a 10th-grader from the Atlanta area who attended MARBL’s Research Round-Up and completed independent research at MARBL in preparation for the National History Day contest. National History Day is an American academic competition focusing on history for students in grades 6-12. The following post was written solely by Anthony. To have the distinct…

More Reflections on “Revealing Her Story” Project

I am somewhat in shock and denial that this project is coming to an end. I am slowly taking my time and looking at each sheet of paper a little differently as we head quickly towards the collection being complete. I must admit, I don’t want it to end. It’s like the reading of a…

“Bobby Jones: The Game of Life” at The Open Championship

“I could take out of my life everything except my experiences at St. Andrews, and I would still have a rich full life.” Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. spoke those words at the University of St. Andrews in 1958, during a ceremony in which he was made an Honorary Burgess of the Borough, an honor only…

“Relocate, Renovate, Rediscover” MARBL L10 Update

Check out the newest photos from the ongoing renovation to MARBL’s public spaces on Level 10. It is exciting to see the project near completion, and we cannot wait to provide the best service to the Emory and research community in our new space. The MARBL Reading Room and Classroom will open August 24th. For…

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 holiness and pentecostal…