Sisterhood and Struggle in the 1970s Art World

In June 2019, Dr. Amy Tobin conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Dr. Tobin is a Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Cambridge and the Curator of Exhibitions, Research and Events at Kettle’s Yard. In 1979 the artist Candace Hill-Montgomery installed her work Reflections…

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath Experience “Poppy Day” in Cambridge

Di Beddow conducted research at the Rose Library in April 2018 as a recipient of a short-term fellowship. She is writing up her PhD thesis on “The Cambridge of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath” under supervision at Queen Mary University, London UK.  Di has spoken on the subject at conferences in Ulster, Huddersfield and Cardiff…

The Sullivan Principles at Work: The Conflicted Activism of Rev. Leon Howard Sullivan

In July 2019, Mattie Webb conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Mattie is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current project looks at the role, impact, and awareness of the Sullivan Principles, a U.S. code of conduct…

Meeting Chip Robert, Jr.

Rachel Brazeale completed an internship with the Rose Library during the Summer of 2019. Rachel recently completed a Masters in Archival Studies from Clayton State University. During my internship with the Rose Library, I have been working on Emory’s upcoming exhibition on the life of Lawrence Wood “Chip” Robert, Jr. Learning about Chip has been…

Reflections on Digital Archiving with the Rose Library

Rachel Brazeale completed an internship with the Rose Library during the Summer of 2019. Rachel recently completed a Masters in Archival Studies from Clayton State University. Walking into Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library, there is a display featuring cardboard boxes, floppy disks, hard drives, CDs, and old computers with a big blue cloud above…

The Literary Letter and the Archive

In June 2019, Dr. Sarah Bennett conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Dr. Bennett is a Lecturer in English at Oriel College, Oxford. The Rose Library at Emory offers particular riches for scholars of Irish literature. Since Richard Ellmann, specialist in modern Irish literature and the first…

Negrophilia and the Black Woman: The Exploitation of Essentialism

In June 2019, Dr. Jeremy McMillan conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Dr. McMillan is a pianist who currently serves as a visiting professor of music at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was a pleasure to spend a week in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives…

Summer Intern Series: Liadan Shaw-Smith

Liadan Shaw-Smith is a rising senior at Atlanta’s Marist School. She will be blogging throughout her Summer internship at the Rose Library. My name is Liadan Shaw-Smith, and for the next few weeks I will be interning in the Rose Library with the intention of creating a display for the Stuart A. Rose case and…

Every Man His Own

Jina DuVernay is the Visiting Archivist for African American Collections at the Rose Library. She will be blogging regularly throughout her appointment. The Rose Library recently cataloged a book that it acquired in 2015, 200 years after its publication in 1815 titled, Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor : Or, A Practical Treatise on the…

Map Making Connections: A Map Reveals the Complex Relationships in 18th Century Italy

Mikela Razo is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University. Over the Spring 2019 semester she completed an internship with the Rose Library Rare Books unit. The “Map of Pozzuoli according to the present state” (“Mappa di Pozzuoli secondo lo stato presente”) is graphically engraved to illustrate the Pozzuoli region,…

Some Reflections on a Year in the Archives

Andrew Kingston is the 2018-2019 Robert W. Woodruff Fellow at the Rose Library. Throughout the year, he will be blogging about his experience processing the records of The American Music Show. This is my final post on the Rose Library’s blog as the 2018-2019 Robert W. Woodruff Fellow. It’s been a really enlightening and unique…