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…

Getting to Know Tierra Thomas, Visiting Archivist for Southern Jewish Collections

Rose Library is staffed by an amazing group of people who are knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about archives. The “Getting to Know…” blog post series asks 5 questions so our staff can introduce themselves in their own words.   What do you do at Rose Library? I am the Visiting Archivist for Southern Jewish Collections. In…

Introducing the Rose Library’s Anti-Oppressive Archival Description Working Group

This is the first entry in a planned series to share the Rose Library’s ongoing work to create more inclusive archival description. Future posts will explore past and present work in more depth, including more detailed explanation of terminology and exploration of why this work is necessary in archives. In this first post, however, I…

The Panther and The Pig – The Black Panther Party and the Art of Political Communication

Shelly Asquith In October 2019, Shelly Asquith, a postgraduate student at the University of Leeds, conducted research as a Rose Library fellow, funded by the J. Herman Blake and Emily L. Moore Award for research in the Black Panther Party collections. I would like to thank the Rose library workers who were so accommodating, professional and generous…

Following the Fellow: Arthur Reese on African Americans in World War I

In June 2019, Associate Professor and Technical Director in the Theatre and Dance Department of North Carolina Central University, Arthur Reese, and has been awarded a Rose fellowship in support of his planned series of plays on African Americans’ contributions via the U.S. military. African Americans have served in every US conflict from the Revolution…

In Memoriam: Remembering Derek Mahon

“I am going home by sea For the first time in years.” (‘Afterlives,’ Derek Mahon) Geraldine Higgins specializes in Irish literature and culture, archival studies, and public exhibitions. She is the director of Emory’s Irish Studies program and the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature. Professor Higgins is the curator of the National Library of…

Lift Every Voice 2020: Legacies of Reconstruction

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 “Legacies of Reconstruction” on Nov. 10 from 1:00-2:00 EST. Panelist includes Drs. Susan Ashmore (Emory) & Alyasah Ali Sewell (Emory). It will be moderated by Ph.D. Candidate Camille…

Voting Rights: Vote Like Your Life Depends on It

This is the third in a series of blog posts that brings together Emory Libraries’ resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics include Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Authors and Artists as Activists. We hope the connections that…

New Rose Library Podcast series: “Rose Library Presents”

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library is excited to announce the launch of “Rose Library Presents”; a new suite of podcasts created by Lolita Rowe, Nick Twemlow, and Randy Gue. Three series are set to premiere during American Archives Month: Rose Library Presents: Community Conversations, Rose Library Presents: Behind the Archives,…

By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of our Nation’s Capital

Kim Roberts is the editor of By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of our Nation’s Capital (University of Virginia Press, 2020), and the author of A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston(University of Virginia Press, 2018), and five books of…

Lift Every Voice 2020: Defining the Black Reconstruction Archive

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite members of the Emory community and the general public to the panel “Defining the Black Reconstruction Archive” on October 20, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm EST. Panelists include Drs. Barbara Combs (Clark Atlanta University), Michelle Gordon (Emory University),…