First Looks and Second Glances: Exploring the Amalia Amaki Papers and the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection

Stephanie Rambo is an assistant professor of English at George Mason University. She specializes in African American literature, Black Girlhood Studies, Diasporic Black theory, and Women and Gender Studies. She is currently working on her first a book monograph which examines literary and visual depictions of Black girlhood in African American literature. This past December Read More …

The 164th anniversary of Emory alumnus Young John Allen, sailing to China

纪念埃默里大学校友林乐知(Young John Allen)启航远渡中国164 周年 by Guo-hua Wang, Emory Libraries’ Chinese Studies librarian and Head of the International Area Studies Team December 18, 1859 was the start of Young John Allen’s 209-day voyage to China from New York with his young wife and infant daughter. The family spent Christmas and New Year’s Day on the ship, enduring Read More …

Marie Ponsot’s Poetic and Epistemic Rhythms

Kyler Schubkegel is 2nd-year Ph.D. student in English at the University of Notre Dame with a focus on 20th-century American literature. He was a recipient of the Rose Library Short-Term Award Fellowship, which he used to research in the Marie Ponsot papers. I had the great privilege of spending three weeks at the Rose Library Read More …

Notice: Kathleen Cleaver Papers Will Be Closed For Processing

By Anicka Austin, Collections Processing Archivist. The Kathleen Cleaver papers will be closed for processing starting January 1, 2024. The papers of African American activist and lawyer, Kathleen Cleaver were acquired in 2020 by the late Dr. Pellom McDaniels, former Curator of African American collections. The collection includes photographs, printed material, audiovisual and born digital Read More …

Walking Through History: Rose Research in Action

Joel Silverman is a photographer, commercial filmmaker, and educator. He is currently an adjunct professor at Emory University, where he teaches photography and filmmaking with a focus on digital futurism, photographic art history, printmaking, and historic darkroom processes. He was a 2023 recipient of the Rose Library’s Geffen and Lewyn Family Southern Jewish Collections Research Read More …

James Burke: An American Photojournalist in China

Yunfei Bai teaches translation and cross-cultural studies at Lingan University in Hong Kong. He is currently writing a book that uses previously unstudied primary sources in Tibetan, Chinese, French, and English to reconstruct a set of singular interfaith encounters between Chinese/Tibetan Buddhists and Westerners occurring in the first half of the twentieth century. James Cobb Read More …

Containing Soviet Nuclear Fission: Senator Sam Nunn and Cooperative Threat Reduction

Mark Thomas-Patterson is an MA candidate in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studies US and Russian history. He was a recipient of the Rose Library’s Rose Library Short-Term Award Fellowship, which he used to research in the Senator Sam Nunn papers. I came to the Stuart A. Rose Read More …

“The Museum that Greene Built”: Carroll Greene Papers

Erena Nakashima is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Cincinnati with a concentration on Public history. Her dissertation examines the life and work of Carroll Greene Jr., a Black museum professional as a window of institutional formation of Black Public history movement in the late twentieth century, the longstanding effort among Black Read More …

Navigating The Camille Billops and James V. Hatch Archives

By Charmaine Branch (she/her), PhD Candidate in Art History at Princeton University with a Graduate Certificate in African American Studies.  This August I visited the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University to study the formation of Hatch-Billops Collection Inc. In 1975, Camille Billops and James V. Hatch founded an archive Read More …