Seamus Heaney and the Radiance of Catholicism

  In February 2020, Gary Wade conducted research at Emory’s Rose Library as a Rose Fellow. Mr. Wade is a who is a Ph.D. candidate at Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies. In the Seamus Heaney papers archived in the Rose Library at Emory is the draft of a lecture which Darcy O’Brien sent to…

Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes Virtual Exhibit Walk-through: Storage(Case 2)

Hello, and welcome to week 2 of our Virtual Exhibit Walkthrough! Due to COVID-19 and Rose Library being closed, we’ve decided to do a virtual walk-through of our current exhibit, Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes.   For a more in-depth “tour,” see below for up–close photographs and exhibit text. Be sure to click through photographs of each case to view the entire…

In Memoriam: On the Passing of Reverend Doctor Joseph Echols Lowery

  The recent passing of Reverend Doctor Joseph Echols Lowery on March 27, 2020 has been sobering to say the least.  The fiery minister, civil rights pioneer, human rights advocate, and challenger of injustice everywhere was not only a truth speaker, he demonstrated and encouraged the necessary actions that could and did lead to the…

Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes Virtual Exhibit Walk-through: Where Did We Begin? (Case 1)

Hello, and welcome! Due to COVID-19 and Rose Library being closed, we’ve decided to do a  weekly virtual walk-through of our current exhibit, Born Digital: From Kilobytes to Terabytes.  For a more in-depth “tour,” see below for up–close photographs and exhibit text. Be sure to click through photographs of each case to view the entire thing!   Every text sent, every document…

Revisiting Rose Library’s First Drag Show!

On January 30th, 2020, Rose Library held its first drag show in the archive. The show helped Rose Library celebrate our LGBTQ collections. And thanks to Brook Hewitt of Rose Riot Photography, we have a way to share this amazing event! On behalf of Randy Gue, Curator of the Political, Cultural and Social Movements Collections…

Rose Library services during COVID-19 closure

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will be closed to visitors beginning on Wednesday, March 18. We are taking this active step to protect our staff, researchers, and building personnel in response to the risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19). As of July 6, the Rose Library is accepting appointments on Tuesdays…

Flap Live at the Rose Library: The Class of ’92 Strikes Back

 Rose Library’s Curator of Political, Cultural and Social Movements Collections, Randy Gue, celebrates the 30th anniversary of  Atlanta indie duo Flap on 3.4.2020 with a live music  perfromance by the Emory grads in the archive!  Quick, someone just had a momentary lapse in judgement and approved your proposal to put on a show—live music—where you…

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…