Monthly Archives: April 2016

“Rantings of High Weirdness:” Punk Rock Fanzines in the Rose Library

Forget BitTorrent, Pollstar, Myspace, Pitchfork and Facebook events. Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Book Library has acquired a collection of Atlanta punk rock fanzines from the 1980s, including editions of Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), Ratlanta, Restless –N- Bored, Suicide Attempt, and Swing Mag. These ephemeral publications are printed on cheap, plain…

Highways and By-Ways: The Druid Hills Civic Association Records

This blog post is one of several providing additional information on the collections highlighted in the exhibition, “Changing Atlanta, 1950-1999: The Challenges of a Growing Southern Metropolis.”  The Druid Hills neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta has long occupied a precarious position between the traditional and the modern. The neighborhood, which exemplified the genteel and…