By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of our Nation’s Capital

Kim Roberts is the editor of By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of our Nation’s Capital (University of Virginia Press, 2020), and the author of A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston(University of Virginia Press, 2018), and five books of…

Lift Every Voice 2020: Defining the Black Reconstruction Archive

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite members of the Emory community and the general public to the panel “Defining the Black Reconstruction Archive” on October 20, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm EST. Panelists include Drs. Barbara Combs (Clark Atlanta University), Michelle Gordon (Emory University),…

Using the Rose Library: Fall 2020 FAQs

Can I use Rose Library materials in the Reading Room? At this time, Emory students, faculty, and staff are welcome to book appointments to use Rose Library materials in the Reading Room. Visitors are not allowed on Emory’s campus at this time. Do I have to wear a mask? Are there changes to the process…

Protests and Movements: From Anti-Lynching to Black Lives Matter

This is the second in a series of blog posts that brings together Woodruff and Rose Library resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics include Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Public Policy, Authors and Artists as Activists, and Student Activism. We hope the…

Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball

   Guest Blogger, Kurt Edward Kemper,  a professor of history at Dakota State University, has authored his latest book,  Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball from the University of Illinois Press, based on research conducted at the Rose Library several years ago.  For years, visitors to Emory’s bookstore saw the…

Lift Every Voice 2020: Emory Constitution Day Social Media Challenge

The Lift Every Voice 2020 Project Team will host a social media event on September 17th to commemorate National Constitution Day and the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. We invite students and members of the Emory community to engage with us on twitter @EveryVoice2020 or to create their own posts using the…

Libraries, Within Libraries, Within Libraries

This summer, Emory Alumna Candice Butts 10C, was an intern for the Raymond Danowski Library. As an Emory alumna, a summer internship with the Danowski Poetry Library has been an exciting opportunity.  By stepping into the world of rare books and archives, I can combine my undergraduate degree in the humanities with the skills learned…

Lifting Every Voice: the Pellom McDaniels III 2020-2021 Tribute Series

The Emory Libraries, campus, and community partners have launched a series of celebrations to honor the legacy of our colleague and friend, Dr. Pellom McDaniels III 06G 07PhD. He was a Renaissance man whose hard work, discipline, and talent are reflected in the roles and titles he held throughout his lifetime. He was an accomplished…

Black Students’ Activism at Emory: Past and Present

This is the first in a series of blog posts that brings together Emory Libraries’ resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics will include Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Public Policy, and Authors and Artists as Activists. We…

Illuminating Medieval and Renaissance Materials at Rose Library

Kelin Michael is a PhD candidate in Art History at Emory and a student employee of the Rose Library. In the spring of 2018, my colleague in the Art History department here at Emory, Emma de Jong, told me about a curatorial project she was about to embark on in conjunction with Pitts Theology Library…