Introducing the Rose Library’s Anti-Oppressive Archival Description Working Group

This is the first entry in a planned series to share the Rose Library’s ongoing work to create more inclusive archival description. Future posts will explore past and present work in more depth, including more detailed explanation of terminology and exploration of why this work is necessary in archives. In this first post, however, I…

The Panther and The Pig – The Black Panther Party and the Art of Political Communication

Shelly Asquith In October 2019, Shelly Asquith, a postgraduate student at the University of Leeds, conducted research as a Rose Library fellow, funded by the J. Herman Blake and Emily L. Moore Award for research in the Black Panther Party collections. I would like to thank the Rose library workers who were so accommodating, professional and generous…

Following the Fellow: Arthur Reese on African Americans in World War I

In June 2019, Associate Professor and Technical Director in the Theatre and Dance Department of North Carolina Central University, Arthur Reese, and has been awarded a Rose fellowship in support of his planned series of plays on African Americans’ contributions via the U.S. military. African Americans have served in every US conflict from the Revolution…

In Memoriam: Remembering Derek Mahon

“I am going home by sea For the first time in years.” (‘Afterlives,’ Derek Mahon) Geraldine Higgins specializes in Irish literature and culture, archival studies, and public exhibitions. She is the director of Emory’s Irish Studies program and the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature. Professor Higgins is the curator of the National Library of…

Lift Every Voice 2020: Legacies of Reconstruction

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite students, members of the Emory community and the general public to “Legacies of Reconstruction” on Nov. 10 from 1:00-2:00 EST. Panelist includes Drs. Susan Ashmore (Emory) & Alyasah Ali Sewell (Emory). It will be moderated by Ph.D. Candidate Camille…

Voting Rights: Vote Like Your Life Depends on It

This is the third 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 include Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Authors and Artists as Activists. We hope the connections that…

New Rose Library Podcast series: “Rose Library Presents”

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library is excited to announce the launch of “Rose Library Presents”; a new suite of podcasts created by Lolita Rowe, Nick Twemlow, and Randy Gue. Three series are set to premiere during American Archives Month: Rose Library Presents: Community Conversations, Rose Library Presents: Behind the Archives,…

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…