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Ron Sherman, Hank Aaron rounding the bases for his 715th home run, April 8, 1974.

Picturing a New South: MARBL Acquires the Photographs of Ron Sherman

Emory University’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) recently acquired 748 vintage silver gelatin prints from Atlanta photographer, Ron Sherman. Sherman spent three decades covering politics, sports, and life in Atlanta and the South for a variety of publications...

May Miller, African American poet, educator, and playwright

Processing Fun: Writings by May Miller

“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...

John Biggers working on sketches for murals.

Realism, Symbolism, and Identity: The John Biggers Papers

In the late 1990s, as the long career of painter, sculptor, and university professor John Biggers was drawing to a close, the artist received letters from admirers commenting on his life’s work. A native of Gastonia, North Carolina, Biggers spent...

Some of the greeting cards required additional treatments such as mending or flattening prior to digitization.

Tick-Tacky-Tock: Timely Removal of Aging Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape

 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...

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Geneva H. Southall papers: Research and writings

“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...