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The Last Slave Ship: The Wanderer Logbook

In 1858, the American schooner, The Wanderer, sailed along the Eastern coast of the United States. The vessel’s log, written by an unknown sailor, contains simple and brief entries that record the weather, speed, and course of the yacht. There are a few details concerning other ships and visitors on the Wanderer scattered throughout the log. However, the…

Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes Virtual Exhibit Walkthrough: Behind the Scenes/Preserving Your Born Digital Materials: (Case 4)

Hello, and welcome to the final post of our Virtual Exhibit Walkthrough! Due to COVID-19 and Rose Library being closed, we’ve decided to do a virtual walk-through of our current exhibit, Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes.   For a more in-depth “tour,” see below for up-close photographs and exhibit text. Be sure to click through photographs of each case…

Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes Virtual Exhibit Walkthrough: The Future/Where We’re Going: (Case 3)

Hello, and welcome to week 3 of our Virtual Exhibit Walkthrough! Due to COVID-19 and Rose Library being closed, we’ve decided to do a virtual walk-through of our current exhibit, Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes.   For a more in-depth “tour,” see below for up-close photographs and exhibit text. Be sure to click through photographs of each case to view the entire…

Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes Virtual Exhibit Walk-through: Storage(Case 2)

Hello, and welcome to week 2 of our Virtual Exhibit Walkthrough! Due to COVID-19 and Rose Library being closed, we’ve decided to do a virtual walk-through of our current exhibit, Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes.   For a more in-depth “tour,” see below for up–close photographs and exhibit text. Be sure to click through photographs of each case to view the entire…

Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes Virtual Exhibit Walk-through: Where Did We Begin? (Case 1)

Hello, and welcome! Due to COVID-19 and Rose Library being closed, we’ve decided to do a  weekly virtual walk-through of our current exhibit, Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes.  For a more in-depth “tour,” see below for up–close photographs and exhibit text. Be sure to click through photographs of each case to view the entire thing!   Every text sent, every document…

The Making of an Exhibit: “Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes”  

“Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes,”  curated by Rose Library’s project digital archivist Brenna Edwards, explores and examines the collecting story of born-digital materials at Rose Library alongside the evolution of the technology creating these materials, featuring items from the papers of Lucille Clifton, Jake Adam York, Salman Rushdie, and Elaine Brown.  The Beginning:   In…

Join us on January 31 for Emory’s Evening with Educators!

This free event, open to Atlanta area K-12 educators and administrators, begins at the Carlos Museum and ends at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library as we co-host our Evening for Educators. Participants can explore both locations and learn more about the exhibitions “DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance” by Dr….

Words are Power: Remembering the Storyteller Julius Lester

Among the thousands of authors found in the Stuart A. Rose Library, Julius Lester (1939-2018) is a giant. An essayist, writer, folklorist, civil rights activist, and teacher, Lester’s work has been an integral part of helping African Americans maintain the oral tradition of storytelling.  Through his creative explorations into the past, we are more aware…

Talking back: bringing Beat counterculture into the modern era through dance

Author William S. Burroughs said, “In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or die of boredom.” Burroughs was certainly the former. He was a lifelong heroin addict, who wrote explicitly and affectionately of his drug use. He was openly queer at a time in American history when you could be arrested simply for…

Celebrate the Service of African Americans in WWI

Opening soon at the Rose Library,  “A Question of Manhood: African Americans and WWI” commemorates the centennial of the First World War, while celebrating the African American men who served as citizen-soldiers at a time when they were systematically denied full access to the promises democracy. The exhibit explores the challenges and conflicts, as well…