Flag Burning: A Constitutional Right

Last week, President-elect Trump provoked controversy with a tweet: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences  – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump’s tweet came in the aftermath of a controversy at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Students had lowered the flag on…

Guest post: Andreas Till

In April 2016 Andreas Till spent one month in Atlanta to conduct research in the Rose Library for the purpose of completing a graduate thesis in Photographic Studies. His thesis focuses on the influence of the presence of American troops in his hometown Heidelberg on the relationship between Germans and Americans between 1945 and 2013….

Living With Exhibition Offers Opportunity to Share AIDS History

Georgia Equality will honor World AIDS Day this year with a provocative community art exhibit at West Midtown’s Gallery 874 on November 30–December 1, 2016. The exhibit, Living With, explores the life stories of five HIV positive young people in Georgia through a series of multi-media installations created by local artists working alongside the youth…

What’s in a Page? Re-Reading Shakespeare’s Four Folios

In our first video blog post, we share Emory PhD candidate Justin Shaw’s lecture on what readers can learn about the production, contexts, contents, and global implications of Shakespeare’s works by honing in on the title pages of each of the four 17th century folios. Justin Shaw is a PhD student in English literature at…

Following the Fellows: Katherine Robinson

I spent a week in the Emory Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library reading Ted Hughes’s notes and drafts for Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow and Cave Birds: An Alchemical Cave Drama.  I am researching Hughes’s use of stories from The Mabinogion—  a collection of Welsh myths recorded…

Following the Fellows: Olga Dugan

A Voice in the Rose: Reconstitution and Remembrance in Natasha Trethewey’s Papers In the aftermath of 72 hours spent in the library taking what has come to 89 pages of typed, meticulously-organized notes, as well as a treasured and productive afternoon shared in conversation with United States Poet Laureate Consultant (2012-2014) and Emory University professor, Natasha Trethewey,…

Following the Fellows: Elizabeth Fielder

With a generous fellowship from the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library at Emory University, I researched materials for additional chapters that will contribute to a project on grassroots cultural activism during the Civil Rights Movement. The book extends from my dissertation “The Radical South: Grassroots Activism, Ethnicity, and Literary Form, 1960-1980”…

The Billops-Hatch Butterfly Project

“When I leave our loft, it will be feet first, or in a butterfly net.” – Jim Hatch, April 18, 2004 In the 1970s, Camille Billops and James V. Hatch started inviting friends and students into their New York City loft to record public conversations with visual artists, writers, poets, actors, and musicians. During this…

Following the Fellows: Nick Sturm

From J to C: Jack Spicer’s and Ted Berrigan’s Shared Mimeograph Revolution The Rose Library’s recent acquisition of an important collection of Jack Spicer material, which I was able to look through during my residency centered on studying the work of Ted Berrigan, led me back to an inherent echo I’ve felt between the two…

Guest Post: The Black Student Union Collection

NaVosha Copeland, Emory College Class of 2016, Emory University Archives Intern, Summer 2016 On a hot August day during my first semester at Emory College in 2012 I walked to my advisor’s office that was on the campus quadrangle. Having been assigned my advisor by the Emory Pre-Major Advising Connections at Emory (PACE) program, her…