She Puts Things In: Toni Morrison and the Legacy of Black Women Writers

    In partnership with Emory University’s Rose Library and the Exhibitions team of Woodruff Library, Georgia Public Library Service is launching a tour of She Gathers Me: Networks Among Black Women Writers to libraries statewide. Curated by Gabrielle Dudley, the  six panel exhibit will tour Georgia Public Libraries until 2022. The exhibit features luminaries…

In Memoriam: James V. Hatch: An Artist, Educator, and Visionary with Tremendous Influence

For more than fifty years, James Vernon Hatch (1928-2020) was a leading authority of African American theater, and along with his wife and creative partner Camille Billops (1933-2019), became a proponent for archiving the history of African Americans in the literary and visual arts, dance, and film.  As co-founder of the Hatch/Billops Collection in New…

The Making of an Exhibit: “Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes”  

“Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes,”  curated by Rose Library’s project digital archivist Brenna Edwards, explores and examines the collecting story of born-digital materials at Rose Library alongside the evolution of the technology creating these materials, featuring items from the papers of Lucille Clifton, Jake Adam York, Salman Rushdie, and Elaine Brown.  The Beginning:   In…

Following the Fellows: Daniel Ciba on Esther Merle Jackson

In Spring 2019, Daniel Ciba, an assistant professor of Theater (History and Dramatic Criticism) at Ramapo College of New Jersey, was awarded a Rose fellowship in support of his project “The Broken World of Esther Merle Jackson.” Because of the generosity of the Leonard and Louise Riggio Fellowship, I was able to survey the contents…

Lift Every Voice 2020: What can the past tell us about the present?

Beginning this month, the Stuart A. Rose Library at Emory University is undertaking a year-long project to explore citizenship through the lens of Reconstruction. Follow us on Twitter @EveryVoice2020 to learn more about the project and how to join the conversation. Reconstruction (1865-1877) represented a time of great possibility for former enslaved African Americans and…

Debating Democracy: The Legacy of James W. Ford

In June 2019, Mary “Allison” Jobe conducted research as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Allison is a Ph.D. student in the history department at American University. She was awarded a Rose fellowship in support of her dissertation “We Remember Him For His Character”: James W. Ford and the Communist Party USA”. Historians often…

Sisterhood and Struggle in the 1970s Art World

In June 2019, Dr. Amy Tobin conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Dr. Tobin is a Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Cambridge and the Curator of Exhibitions, Research and Events at Kettle’s Yard. In 1979 the artist Candace Hill-Montgomery installed her work Reflections…

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath Experience “Poppy Day” in Cambridge

Di Beddow conducted research at the Rose Library in April 2018 as a recipient of a short-term fellowship. She is writing up her PhD thesis on “The Cambridge of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath” under supervision at Queen Mary University, London UK.  Di has spoken on the subject at conferences in Ulster, Huddersfield and Cardiff…

The Sullivan Principles at Work: The Conflicted Activism of Rev. Leon Howard Sullivan

In July 2019, Mattie Webb conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a recipient of our Short-Term Fellowship Program. Mattie is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current project looks at the role, impact, and awareness of the Sullivan Principles, a U.S. code of conduct…

Meeting Chip Robert, Jr.

Rachel Brazeale completed an internship with the Rose Library during the Summer of 2019. Rachel recently completed a Masters in Archival Studies from Clayton State University. During my internship with the Rose Library, I have been working on Emory’s upcoming exhibition on the life of Lawrence Wood “Chip” Robert, Jr. Learning about Chip has been…

Reflections on Digital Archiving with the Rose Library

Rachel Brazeale completed an internship with the Rose Library during the Summer of 2019. Rachel recently completed a Masters in Archival Studies from Clayton State University. Walking into Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library, there is a display featuring cardboard boxes, floppy disks, hard drives, CDs, and old computers with a big blue cloud above…

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…