The Art of Bookbinding

Today we take for granted that if we purchase a book it will come with a protective paper or cloth binding but this has not always been the case. The concept of the publisher printing and binding a book is a relatively recent phenomenon, dating from the first half of the 18th century. Before the…

Conditions: A Magazine of Writing by Women With an Emphasis on Writing by Lesbians

  MARBL is honored to add Conditions: a magazine of writing by women with an emphasis on writing by lesbians to our holdings. Conditions comes to MARBL through a generous gift made possible by Professor Cheryl Clarke of Rutgers University and Julie Enszer of the University of Maryland. First published in 1977, the magazine spans…

Researching William Levi Dawson in MARBL

  Share Related Links: William Levi Dawson Finding Aid Research Guide to African American Collections in MARBL  Join the discussion Periodically, the MARBL blog will feature updates and insights from visiting researchers working within MARBL's collections. Gwynne Brown, Assistant Professor of Music History and Music Theory at the University of Puget Sound, spent a month…

“She Sang So Sweet”: Lucille Clifton’s Children’s Literature

The Lucille Clifton Exhibition “She Sang So Sweet:” Lucille Clifton’s Children’s Literature is currently on display on the 2nd Floor of the Robert W. Woodruff Library. The exhibit is curated by Amy Hildreth Chen, Emory PhD student in English. The following is the essay which accompanies the exhibition, written by Amy Hildreth Chen. Beloved mother…

MARBL acquires rare Piranesi folio with map

Emory’s MARBL has been collecting items for our ‘Views of Rome’ collection for over a decade, and we are pleased to announce the latest acquisition: PIRANESI, Giovanni Batista. Campus Martius Antiquae Urbis. Rome, 1762. Elephant folio Giovanni Piranesi (1720-1778) was an Italian etcher, engraver, designer, architect, archaeologist and theorist.  Emory’s copy…

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…

Banned: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Below is the essay, written by University Archivist Kate Donovan, from the current exhibit on the second floor of the Robert W. Woodruff library in honor of Banned Books Week. The exhibit features covers and titles pages of banned or challenged books accompanied by brief captions about the works by librarians, staff and graduate students…

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…

Come Celebrate With Me: An Exhibition on the Work of Lucille Clifton

The Lucille Clifton Exhibition Come Celebrate With Me: The Work of Lucille Clifton is currently on display in the MARBL gallery on the 10th Floor of the Robert W. Woodruff Library. The exhibit is co-curated by Kevin Young, Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at MARBL, and Amy Hildreth Chen, Emory…

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…