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Discovering Atlanta: Confederate Currency

$5 Bill from the Confederate States of America,Confederate Miscellany Collection   Share Many aspects of the Civil War which didn't necessarily occur directly in Atlanta or even in Georgia, had a direct impact on Atlanta's citizens. When the South seceded from the Union, it almost immediately fell into a financial crisis. Problems of inflation plagued…

Salman Rushdie Writes a Memoir With the Help of MARBL

Salman Rushdie Discusses Creativity and Your browser does not support iframes. But You can use the following link. Link     Share Related Story: Salman Rushdie: Emory News Center  Related Links:  Slate: Salman Rushdie's Well-Timed Memoir The Daily Mail: Life and Love in the Shadow of the Fatwa  Join the discussion Valentine's Day, 1989: the day…

Eamon Grennan Papers to Open in MARBL

  Share Related Story: In Conversation: Short Stories-Kevin Young with Eamon Grennan  Related Links:  Eamon Grennan Finding Aid  Join the discussion Eamon Grennan was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1941. After receiving his B.A. and M.A. from University College in Dublin, Grennan moved to the United States to attend graduate school at Harvard University. He…

Discovering Atlanta: Civil War Life for the City’s Young Women

Correspondence from Imogene Hoyle to Amaryllis Bomar, “Atlanta is very dull now.”, June 30, 1863, Bomar Family Papers   Share   Related Story: Discovering Atlanta  Related Links:  Bomar Family Papers Finding Aid Civil War Research Guide  Join the discussion While MARBL holds a significant amount of letters to and from soldiers in the Civil War between…

James Harvey Young Papers

  Share Related Links:  James Harvey Youngin MARBL collectionsEmory UniversityHistory Department  Join the discussion The James Harvey Young papers (opening soon) will be an exciting new addition to the Emory University Archives holdings. The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, research, teaching materials, and a multitude of records pertaining to Emory University committees and governance. Dr. James Harvey…

Summer Reading in MARBL

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1853,red morocco Kelliegram Binding by Kelly & Sons.   Share Related Story: Your Old Books Related Links:  Search for these books and more in our catalog- DiscoverE Visit MARBL    Join the discussion It's summertime, and either you're finding yourself lounging around on vacation with a good book,…

Discovering Atlanta: The Southern Confederacy

The Southern Confederacy was a newspaper published in Atlanta during the Civil War from 1861-1865. It was strongly Southern Democrat and functioned during the War as one of the main newspaper outlets in Atlanta, with the other being theDaily Intelligencer. The original version of the Southern Confederacy was first published in 1859 by James P. Hambleton. Franklin Garrett mentions…

The Art of Work in A Work of Art: The John Biggers Papers, 1950-2001

by Mashadi Matabane, Graduate Student in the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, and Graduate Assistant to Randall Burkett, Curator of African American Collections in MARBL Sketch of Man Bent Over Picking Cotton,John Biggers Papers Dr. John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001) was a versatile American artist and art educator whose particular mix of murals and…

Writers: Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin & Gwendolyn Brooks

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors,poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community, complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special collections…

MARBL Staff Spotlight: Christeene Fraser

MARBL is staffed by an eclectic group of people who are knowledgeable, friendly and witty lovers of special collections. Periodically, they'll introduce themselves to you here on the blog by telling you how they got into the world of manuscripts, archives and rare books, and what they love most within MARBL's collections. by Christeene Fraser,…

Discovering Atlanta: Slavery and Abolitionism, as Viewed by a Georgia Slave

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL For those of us who have not studied the Civil War in great detail, it may be surprising to learn that not all slaves were in favor of abolishing slavery. A deeper understanding of the ways of life in the mid-nineteenth century, and what freedom would…

“The Garies and Their Friends,” from the Library of Cedric Dover

by Kelly Erby, Assistant Professor of History, Washburn University; PhD, Emory University Title Page, The Garies and Their Friends,Frank J. Webb, 1857 Cedric Dover's copy of a rare first edition of Frank J. Webb's novel The Garies and their Friends is a prized volume in MARBL's collections. Dover, a self-identified “coloured Eurasian,” leftist, scholar, and…