Posts Tagged: archival research

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”…

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…

Panel presentation on African American research

“Reading the Silences: Finding African Americans in the Archives” Emory University’s Archives Research Program will host a panel discussion on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 on Level 10 of the Woodruff Library. The panel will explore research into the lives African Americans. Researching an underdocumented community can be frustrating; evidence is often found in unexpected…

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…

“Revealing Her Story” Exhibition for Women’s History Month

 “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…

Where Art and Politics Collide

Playwrights Carlton and Barbara Molette compiled newspaper articles on performances of “Sizwe Bansi is Dead,” a play penned by the noted white South African dramatist Athol Fugard. The title character in this particular play lives in apartheid-era South Africa, where he is prohibited from traveling or holding a job without appropriate marks (which he lacks)…

Processing Fun: Samella Lewis’ Subject 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…

News Center records open in Emory University Archives

Called variously the Emory News Bureau, News Services, Information Services, and the News Center, one office has long handled press and publicity at Emory, and its records are now open for research in the Emory University Archives. They include mostly subject files on Emory-related topics and people. The collection is a fantastic new entrée into…

Processing Fun: Graduate Student Introduction

  “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…

Archival Expedition: Part 2

  During the Spring 2011 semester, students in Dr. Golden’s class completed a paper assignment using MARBL collections. Here, in the second of a three-part series of blog entries, she discusses her students’ initial interactions with MARBL’s collections. Two students selected the Lowell box. Raymond Colison asked in the title of his paper, “What is…