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Honoring Verdelle Bellamy

This week our intern Sophia Queen took a break from her usual research on Yun Ch’i-Ho to focus on the narrative of integration at Emory. In honor of Black History Month, we explore the stories of the men and women who helped integrate the university.  Because of Emory’s status as a private institution, desegregation was…

Emory’s Founding and Future – Celebrating Claire Sterk’s Inauguration

Today we celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Claire Sterk as the 20th president of Emory University. On this occasion, we take a look back at the evolving nature of the inauguration ceremony as well as the founding documents of the institution. The first and second inaugurations that occurred at Emory University in Atlanta were modest affairs….

Flag Burning: A Constitutional Right

Last week, President-elect Trump provoked controversy with a tweet: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences  – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump’s tweet came in the aftermath of a controversy at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Students had lowered the flag on…

Guest post: Andreas Till

In April 2016 Andreas Till spent one month in Atlanta to conduct research in the Rose Library for the purpose of completing a graduate thesis in Photographic Studies. His thesis focuses on the influence of the presence of American troops in his hometown Heidelberg on the relationship between Germans and Americans between 1945 and 2013….

Living With Exhibition Offers Opportunity to Share AIDS History

Georgia Equality will honor World AIDS Day this year with a provocative community art exhibit at West Midtown’s Gallery 874 on November 30–December 1, 2016. The exhibit, Living With, explores the life stories of five HIV positive young people in Georgia through a series of multi-media installations created by local artists working alongside the youth…

What’s in a Page? Re-Reading Shakespeare’s Four Folios

In our first video blog post, we share Emory PhD candidate Justin Shaw’s lecture on what readers can learn about the production, contexts, contents, and global implications of Shakespeare’s works by honing in on the title pages of each of the four 17th century folios. Justin Shaw is a PhD student in English literature at…

Sigma Pi Phi Records Come to Emory

Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library is pleased to report acquisition of the current archives of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the oldest African American Greek-letter fraternity in the United States. Known as the Boulé, the organization was initially organized in Philadelphia in 1904 as a post-graduate society for black professionals….

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…