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…

Following the Fellows: Joseph Thompson

Thanks to the generous funding of the Rose Library short-term fellowship, I completed five days of research at Emory last week and acquired essential primary materials for two of my current projects. As a doctoral candidate in the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, I am currently gathering primary sources for my dissertation, “Sounding…

Sigma Pi Phi Records Come to Emory

Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library is pleased to report acquisition of the current archives of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the oldest African American Greek-letter fraternity in the United States. Known as the Boulé, the organization was initially organized in Philadelphia in 1904 as a post-graduate society for black professionals….

Guest Contributor: Archival Adventures in Leipzig

Currey Seminar Awardee Mallory Carnes traveled to Leipzig, Germany in May 2016 to study the German Protestant hymn “Herzliebster Jesu.” Thursday, May 12, 2016 Today was my sixth day in Leipzig, Germany and my second-to-last day working in the Leipziger Stadtbibliothek (Leipzig Municipal Library). I’ve had an amazing trip so far and am so glad that…

Spotlight on the Community Council of the Atlanta Area (CCAA)

This blog post is one of several providing additional information on the collections highlighted in the exhibition, “Changing Atlanta, 1950-1999: The Challenges of a Growing Southern Metropolis.”  The Rose Library’s latest exhibit, “Changing Atlanta, 1950-1999: The Challenges of a Growing Southern Metropolis,” highlights the emergence of Sunbelt Atlanta and illustrates how Atlanta citizens met the…

Following the Fellows: David Troupes

What can we make of the early drafts of a poem? What is the status of the discarded line? These questions were somewhere in the back of my mind as I prepared for my three-week visit to the Rose Library to pore through the Ted Hughes archive as part of the research for my PhD….

New blog series: “Following the Fellows”

Following the Fellows: Introducing the Rose Library 2016-2017 Short Term Fellows By Christeene Alcosiba Manager of Operations, Public Programming, and Rose Library Short-Term Fellowships Every year scholars and doctoral candidates from around the world come to campus to access Rose Library collections to complete work on a range of exciting research projects – from books…

“Rantings of High Weirdness:” Punk Rock Fanzines in the Rose Library

Forget BitTorrent, Pollstar, Myspace, Pitchfork and Facebook events. Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Book Library has acquired a collection of Atlanta punk rock fanzines from the 1980s, including editions of Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), Ratlanta, Restless –N- Bored, Suicide Attempt, and Swing Mag. These ephemeral publications are printed on cheap, plain…

Highways and By-Ways: The Druid Hills Civic Association Records

This blog post is one of several providing additional information on the collections highlighted in the exhibition, “Changing Atlanta, 1950-1999: The Challenges of a Growing Southern Metropolis.”  The Druid Hills neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta has long occupied a precarious position between the traditional and the modern. The neighborhood, which exemplified the genteel and…