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…

Writers: Kevin Young

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 in…

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,…

Writers: Robert Lowell

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 in…

Writers: Nelson Algren

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 in…

Writers: Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Gloria Steinem, Studs Terkel & Tom Wolfe

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 in…

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…

Writers: Salman Rushdie

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 in…