Monthly Archives: January 2014

Processing Fun: Samella Lewis’ Subject Files

“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…

News Center records open in Emory University Archives

Called variously the Emory News Bureau, News Services, Information Services, and the News Center, one office has long handled press and publicity at Emory, and its records are now open for research in the Emory University Archives. They include mostly subject files on Emory-related topics and people. The collection is a fantastic new entrée into…

The Scott Family Scrapbooks: Challenges & Complexities of Conservation Treatment

Rare scrapbooks that document African American life in the United States from 1890-1975 are being preserved with support through a “Save America’s Treasures” (SAT) grant. The project is a collaborative effort with Emory University Preservation Office, Digital Curation Center, and the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The SAT grant is awarded through the…

A Goodly Heritage: The William L. Dawson Papers and a Mother-Daughter Duo

My mother, Dr. Paula Whatley Matabane, an Atlanta native, has been on a life-long, genealogical mission to dig up the roots of her family. Archives are her trenches. Despite the fact that I’ve been working in MARBL for awhile now as a graduate assistant and have used various African American collections in my scholarly research…