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What Watches Me?: A Preview of the Upcoming Lucille Clifton Exhibit

by Amy Hildreth Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, Research Assistant to Kevin Young What Watches Me? A Writing and Drawing Book For Youby Lucille Clifton (1968) What “early in the morning/it shines its glassy eye”? The Window. What “sees me wander/ in and out/ and never stops to cry”? The Door.   These riddles…

Discovering Atlanta: Georgia Secedes

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL In the time leading up to the Civil War, the southern states were tasked with deciding how they were going to move forward after it was determined that Lincoln was to be the next President. South Carolina made the first move towards secession at the end…

Writers: Anne Sexton

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…

Writers: Yusef Komunyakaa

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…

MARBL in the Classroom

by Elizabeth Chase, Coordinator for Research Services, MARBL For many of the students who come to MARBL for the first time, their visit to the archives is pure happenstance. They happen to sign up for a course because of its time slot, the general education requirement it fulfills, or its topic. They may not know…

A Caxton in MARBL

by David Faulds, Rare Book Librarian, dfaulds emory edu At the end of 2010 MARBL received a splendid gift of rare books from Emory alum Stuart Rose. Among the treasures was Polychronicon by Ranulf Higden (2011 108) produced by the famous printer William Caxton. It is one of the first books printed in…

Discovering Atlanta: Illustrated History of Atlanta

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL Being the newest member of the staff at the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL), and a recent transplant to Atlanta, I'm excited, and somewhat overwhelmed by, the amazing history of this city and the south as a whole. I'm originally from the northeast, and…

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance full-text ONLINE with rare editions in MARBL

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance is a collection of treatises on art and architecture from the period 1470 to 1775, and is structured around Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists.   Emory’s Woodruff library has owned the CD-ROM since 1998, but those in the Emory Community now have online access at http://libcat1.cc.emory.edu:32888/DB=artheoir The collection of…

New acquisition of illustrated prayer book manuscript, 1575

MARBL has just acquired a personalized Jesuit prayer book in manuscript incorporating devotional prints: . Libellus Piarum Precum… , colophon: 1575.   “What’s interesting about this ‘Trier’ manuscript”, comments Professor Walter Melion, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History,  “is that the illustrations–woodblocks and engravings–are printed on the same paper as the…

Archival Expedition: Part 2

  During the Spring 2011 semester, students in Dr. Golden’s class completed a paper assignment using MARBL collections. Here, in the second of a three-part series of blog entries, she discusses her students’ initial interactions with MARBL’s collections. Two students selected the Lowell box. Raymond Colison asked in the title of his paper, “What is…

Archival Expedition: Part 1

During the Spring 2011 semester, students in Dr. Golden’s class completed a paper assignment using MARBL collections. Here, in a series of three blog posts, she talks about the experience she and her students had teaching from and researching in MARBL. As the Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for…