Processing Fun: Undine Smith Moore’s Audiovisual Collection

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in the project are the Pearl Cleage papers; additions to the Delilah Jackson papers; the Samella…

Picturing a Photographer’s Atlanta: MARBL Acquires the Alli Royce Soble Photograph Albums

Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library recently acquired twenty-four photograph albums from Atlanta artist Alli Royce Soble. Soble (b.1973) earned her BFA in photography from Georgia State University in 1998. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows throughout Atlanta, including shows at Nexus (now the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center), The…

New Exhibition for “Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals”

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in the project are the Pearl Cleage papers; additions to the Delilah Jackson papers; the Samella…

Processing Fun: Undine Smith Moore’s Teaching Files

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in the project are the Pearl Cleage papers; additions to the Delilah Jackson papers; the Samella…

Realism, Symbolism, and Identity: The John Biggers Papers

In the late 1990s, as the long career of painter, sculptor, and university professor John Biggers was drawing to a close, the artist received letters from admirers commenting on his life’s work. A native of Gastonia, North Carolina, Biggers spent most of his career in Houston, Texas. There, he founded the Art Department at Texas…

MARBL on Historypin

Life at Emory has dramatically changed since the University moved to Atlanta in 1915.  Instead of streetcars, we have buses.  Instead of a small, compact campus, we have a multitude of buildings and annexes.  Instead of poodle skirts and bomber jackets, we have leggings and blue jeans.  Do you ever wonder what campus was like…

Tick-Tacky-Tock: Timely Removal of Aging Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape

 Rare scrapbooks that document African American life in the United States from 1890-1975 are being preserved with support through a “Save America’s Treasures” (SAT) grant. The project is a collaborative effort with Emory University Preservation Office, Digital Curation Center, and the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The SAT grant is awarded through the…

Undine Smith Moore papers: Langston Hughes poetry book

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in the project are the Pearl Cleage papers; additions to the Delilah Jackson papers; the Samella…

Langmuir Photograph Collection Now Available Digitally to the Emory Community

  The Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection is now available digitally to the Emory community and to researchers in MARBL’s Reading Room. The collection, which was acquired in 2012, includes over 12,000 photographs depicting African American life from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Emory faculty, staff and students can access the collection…

Horace Mann and Julia W. Bond family papers

  When people think about doing research in an archive, they often think about historians and biographers. Though many of the scholars conducting research in archival collections are in humanities disciplines, archives can be invaluable to scholars in fields such as sociology as well. The Horace Mann and Julia W. Bond family papers, now fully…

Geneva H. Southall papers: Research and writings

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in the project are the Pearl Cleage papers; additions to the Delilah Jackson papers; the Samella…

Letters as a Lens

  Archival research is akin to poking through someone’s bedroom while they are gone, or reading someone’s diary without their permission.  At first, it seems that you are violating the space of another individual.  There is no way for them to specifically grant you access, nor for them to even know that you are reading…