The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Fused Coins from Emory Dining Hall Fire

52weeks_logo4.jpgThe Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is a place of discovery. All are welcome to visit and explore our unique holdings, whether as a researcher or an observer. The breadth and depth of our collections are vast, and it is nearly impossible to investigate every nook and cranny. We invite you this year, through our blog, to tour some of those places you didn’t know existed, and get acquainted with collections you might not have previously explored. Check back in with us weekly over the course of 2013 as we offer you a delightful look into some of the favorite, but perhaps lesser-known, corners of our collections. These pieces are visually interesting, come attached with fascinating stories, and are often 3D objects you might not have realized are part of what makes up The Extraordinary World of MARBL.


Fused Coins

Fused Coins from 1925 Emory Dining Hall fire


Welcome back to campus, students! One of the strangest objects in the Emory University Archives is this mass of melted coins. In 1925, there was a fire in the Emory Dining Hall, and these coins melted and fused together in the flames. This is a good reminder to follow all the rules against candles and other flammable objects in your dorm rooms!

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