The Literary Letter and the Archive

In June 2019, Dr. Sarah Bennett conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Dr. Bennett is a Lecturer in English at Oriel College, Oxford. The Rose Library at Emory offers particular riches for scholars of Irish literature. Since Richard Ellmann, specialist in modern Irish literature and the first…

Negrophilia and the Black Woman: The Exploitation of Essentialism

In June 2019, Dr. Jeremy McMillan conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Dr. McMillan is a pianist who currently serves as a visiting professor of music at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was a pleasure to spend a week in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives…

Summer Intern Series: Liadan Shaw-Smith

Liadan Shaw-Smith is a rising senior at Atlanta’s Marist School. She will be blogging throughout her Summer internship at the Rose Library. My name is Liadan Shaw-Smith, and for the next few weeks I will be interning in the Rose Library with the intention of creating a display for the Stuart A. Rose case and…

Every Man His Own

Jina DuVernay is the Visiting Archivist for African American Collections at the Rose Library. She will be blogging regularly throughout her appointment. The Rose Library recently cataloged a book that it acquired in 2015, 200 years after its publication in 1815 titled, Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor : Or, A Practical Treatise on the…

Some Reflections on a Year in the Archives

Andrew Kingston is the 2018-2019 Robert W. Woodruff Fellow at the Rose Library. Throughout the year, he will be blogging about his experience processing the records of The American Music Show. This is my final post on the Rose Library’s blog as the 2018-2019 Robert W. Woodruff Fellow. It’s been a really enlightening and unique…

Disjointed: Introductions to “The American Music Show”

Andrew Kingston is the 2018-2019 Robert W. Woodruff Fellow at the Rose Library. Throughout the year, he will be blogging about his experience processing the records of The American Music Show. Shortly after writing this first blog post, I was, along with the rest of the Rose Library, deeply saddened to hear of the passing…

Suspense in the Archive, or: Did the Mid-Century Avant-garde Have a Southern Accent?

In July 2018, Dr. Anna Ioanes conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short Term Fellowship program. Dr. Ioanes is Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Francis. Archival research can be a suspenseful experience. The researcher turns pages and opens boxes, hoping to find something that is yet…

Words are Power: Remembering the Storyteller Julius Lester

Among the thousands of authors found in the Stuart A. Rose Library, Julius Lester (1939-2018) is a giant. An essayist, writer, folklorist, civil rights activist, and teacher, Lester’s work has been an integral part of helping African Americans maintain the oral tradition of storytelling.  Through his creative explorations into the past, we are more aware…