Monthly Archives: January 2013

Do-It-Yourself Digital Preservation

Computers from the Salman Rushdie Collection in MARBL   Share Related Story: Digital Archives Blog Posts Related Links:  Digital Archives  Join the discussion Here on the Digital Archives team in MARBL, we know that keeping track of your digital assets can be overwhelming. You may have files stored on multiple computers, not to mention in…

“What Will We Do With Atlanta?”: Mayor Hartsfield and the Annexation Question

On January 23rd, 1970, Dixie Dowis, an eighth-grade student at Decatur’s Gordon High School, wrote a letter to former Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield. In a florid hand, she explained that a school assignment required her to write to prominent Atlantans to learn what problems confronted the city in the years ahead. “Since I have…

MARBL Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Chase

MARBL is staffed by an eclectic group of people who are knowledgeable, friendly and witty lovers of special collections. Periodically, they'll introduce themselves to you here on the blog by telling you how they got into the world of manuscripts, archives and rare books, and what they love most within MARBL's collections. by Elizabeth Chase, Coordinator for…

In Search of Sisterhood: African American Women’s Literary Clubs in MARBL

Minute Book of the Frances E.W. Harper Literary and Social Circle, 1915-1929   Share I have always been fascinated by African American women who organized themselves into literary, social, and service organizations during the early to mid-twentieth century. Many of these clubs were founded within 50 years of emancipation and mark a thirst by African…