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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…

Exclusive Images of MARBL Renovation – Woodruff L10

The newly renovated MARBL will debut in Fall 2015, with an expanded reading room, dramatic vistas of Emory University and the city skyline, interactive exhibit spaces, technologically-advanced classrooms, and beautiful gathering spaces. These enhancements will allow scholars, students, and the Atlanta community to rediscover MARBL resources in new and exciting ways. The renovation of Emory…

Langmuir Photograph Collection Now Available Digitally to the Emory Community

  The Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection is now available digitally to the Emory community and to researchers in MARBL’s Reading Room. The collection, which was acquired in 2012, includes over 12,000 photographs depicting African American life from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Emory faculty, staff and students can access the collection…

News Center records open in Emory University Archives

Called variously the Emory News Bureau, News Services, Information Services, and the News Center, one office has long handled press and publicity at Emory, and its records are now open for research in the Emory University Archives. They include mostly subject files on Emory-related topics and people. The collection is a fantastic new entrée into…

Civil rights leader shares experiences registering voters in 1960s Selma

Civil rights leader Rev. Bernard LaFayette Jr. stopped by Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library on Dec. 3 to discuss his experiences and new memoir in a conversation led by Carol Anderson, associate professor of African American Studies at Emory. Lafayette, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. as the national program director for the…

MARBL at the Decatur Book Festival

MARBL is pleased to announce that John Lewis, a key Civil Rights pioneer whose papers are featured in the SCLC collection and exhibit, will be this year’s keynote speaker for the Decatur Book Festival (DBF). MARBL will also be represented at the DBF in the Raymond Danowski Poetry Track, which will feature a discussion panel from…

Living Walls, Living Art

    Last week French artist and photographer JR came to Atlanta to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. As a part of JR’s ongoing project, UNFRAMED, JR installed 3 photo-based environmental artworks in the Old Fourth Ward with the help from his crew and community supporters….