The Beautiful is Political: The Dianora Niccolini Papers at MARBL

Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library recently acquired the papers of New York photographer Dianora Niccolini. Niccolini is best known for her fine art portraits of male models and athletes. Her photographs have been featured in numerous anthologies and are today housed in museums and private collections throughout the United States. The Dianora Niccolini…

Picturing a New South: MARBL Acquires the Photographs of Ron Sherman

Emory University’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) recently acquired 748 vintage silver gelatin prints from Atlanta photographer, Ron Sherman. Sherman spent three decades covering politics, sports, and life in Atlanta and the South for a variety of publications and outlets. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the camera bug bit Sherman early in life. By…

Processing Fun: Writings by May Miller

“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 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…