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Apply now for undergraduate research prizes

Applications are now being accepted for the Rackoff and Schuchard undergraduate research prizes! Prizes will be awarded through the generosity of the Betsy and Wayne Rackoff Fund. Dr. Wayne Rackoff (75C), vice president of clinical oncology at Janssen Research & Development (a Johnson & Johnson company), was among the first generation of Emory students in…

New Prizes for Undergraduate Research in the Rose Library

The opening this fall of the newly renovated Rose Library is accompanied by newly announced prizes for original undergraduate research and writing in all areas of its collections of primary archival materials in the areas of African American history and culture, literature and poetry, Emory University archives, modern politics and southern history, and rare books….

Flannery O’Connor papers closed for processing

The Flannery O’Connor papers, acquired by MARBL in 2014, are temporarily closed for processing. During this time, a team of MARBL archivists will arrange, describe and evaluate the papers for any preservation needs. The papers will reopen during Fall 2015. Since arriving at MARBL, the papers have generated a great deal of interest from O’Connor…

Guest Contributor: “Adventures in History, or My Trip to Washington,DC for the 2015 National History Day Competition”

Anthony Dukes is a 10th-grader from the Atlanta area who attended MARBL’s Research Round-Up and completed independent research at MARBL in preparation for the National History Day contest. National History Day is an American academic competition focusing on history for students in grades 6-12. The following post was written solely by Anthony. To have the distinct…

“Bobby Jones: The Game of Life” at The Open Championship

“I could take out of my life everything except my experiences at St. Andrews, and I would still have a rich full life.” Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. spoke those words at the University of St. Andrews in 1958, during a ceremony in which he was made an Honorary Burgess of the Borough, an honor only…

“Relocate, Renovate, Rediscover” MARBL L10 Update

Check out the newest photos from the ongoing renovation to MARBL’s public spaces on Level 10. It is exciting to see the project near completion, and we cannot wait to provide the best service to the Emory and research community in our new space. The MARBL Reading Room and Classroom will open August 24th. For…

Hammurabi in the (MARBL) House

Two volumes in MARBL open a fascinating window onto the world of Black Chicago in the late 1920s and provide firm evidence of the vibrancy of what has been characterized as the “Chicago Black Renaissance.”  Published respectively in 1927 and 1929, the 1927 Intercollegian Wonder Book or 1779-The Negro in Chicago-1927 and The Book of…

Kentucky Derby Week – MARBL Visits the Bluegrass

It’s a very special week in the bluegrass, as all of Kentucky gears up for the most exciting two minutes in sports: the Kentucky Derby.  As the entire country will watch history being made at Churchill Downs, MARBL has a special connection to this week’s activities.  MARBL Curator for African American Collections Pellom McDaniels III…

“Pearl Cleage: A Time for Reflection”

“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…

“Transforming MARBL: Relocate, Renovate, and Rediscover” – Images and Updates

Spring has finally made its way to Atlanta and there are many exciting things going on around campus.  Our (favorite) project is the ongoing renovation of MARBL spaces on Level 10 of Woodruff Library, as construction crews continue to work tirelessly to prepare our new space.  Take a look through the gallery for brand new…

Emory University Selected to Host Shakespeare First Folio

Emory University Chosen for First Folio Tour Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night. These famous plays and 15 others by Shakespeare would probably have been lost to us without the First Folio. Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, and only 233 copies are known today. Next year, to…

“Joe Louis Barrow: A Life and Career in Context” – MARBL Exhibits on the Move

Since the exhibit, “Joe Louis Barrow: A Life and Career in Context” first appeared in Woodruff Library in November of 2013, it has made a profound impression on a much wider audience beyond Emory’s campus.  The exhibit emphasizes one of MARBL’s newest collecting areas: African Americans in sports.  Collecting initiatives and exhibitions on this topic…