The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Leda and the Swan from the Studio of de Kooning

The Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is a place of discovery. All are welcome to visit and explore our unique holdings, whether as a researcher or an observer. The breadth and depth of our collections are vast, and it is nearly impossible to investigate every nook and cranny. We invite you this year, through…

Miniature Artist’s Book: New Orleans Lexicon by Jill Timm

  Share To commemorate Fat Tuesday, I want to highlight an artist’s book in MARBL, Jill Timm’s New Orleans Lexicon. Timm, who got her start making miniature books, created New Orleans Lexicon after visiting the city to attend a Conclave of the Miniature Book Society. The book is 2.25 inches tall and about 3 inches wide….

The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Alice Walker’s Boots and Jeans

The Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is a place of discovery. All are welcome to visit and explore our unique holdings, whether as a researcher or an observer. The breadth and depth of our collections are vast, and it is nearly impossible to investigate every nook and cranny. We invite you this year, through…

The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Pearl Cleage’s Puppets

The Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is a place of discovery. All are welcome to visit and explore our unique holdings, whether as a researcher or an observer. The breadth and depth of our collections are vast, and it is nearly impossible to investigate every nook and cranny. We invite you this year, through…

Do-It-Yourself Digital Preservation

Computers from the Salman Rushdie Collection in MARBL   Share Related Story: Digital Archives Blog Posts Related Links:  Digital Archives  Join the discussion Here on the Digital Archives team in MARBL, we know that keeping track of your digital assets can be overwhelming. You may have files stored on multiple computers, not to mention in…

“What Will We Do With Atlanta?”: Mayor Hartsfield and the Annexation Question

On January 23rd, 1970, Dixie Dowis, an eighth-grade student at Decatur’s Gordon High School, wrote a letter to former Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield. In a florid hand, she explained that a school assignment required her to write to prominent Atlantans to learn what problems confronted the city in the years ahead. “Since I have…

MARBL Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Chase

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 Elizabeth Chase, Coordinator for…

In Search of Sisterhood: African American Women’s Literary Clubs in MARBL

Minute Book of the Frances E.W. Harper Literary and Social Circle, 1915-1929   Share I have always been fascinated by African American women who organized themselves into literary, social, and service organizations during the early to mid-twentieth century. Many of these clubs were founded within 50 years of emancipation and mark a thirst by African…

A Chance Meeting in MARBL

Janice Rothschild Blumberg and Eva Dean in MARBL   Share Related Story: Rare MARBL scrapbook connects Emory student with family history. Related Links:  Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Collection Finding Aid  Join the discussion It happens sometimes that MARBL has multiple patrons visiting and using our reading room at the same time who are working on…

Neighbors Network Records Now Open

Do you know any racists? After having worked on MARBL’s Neighbors Network collection, I feel as though I know hundreds, maybe thousands of them. The Neighbors Network records offer a chance to get to know the thoughts and personalities of virulent racists as well as the people who sought to monitor and ultimately thwart hate…