Posts Tagged: atlanta

Collection spotlight: Boisfeuillet Jones papers

The Rose Library is proud to announce that the papers of Atlanta civic leader, Boisfeuillet Jones, are open and available for use. From 1935 until his death in 2001, Boisfeuillet Jones influenced health, education, and welfare policy, and charitable actions on the national, state, and local levels. The Atlanta area especially bears Jones’ mark: the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Personal Journey of Brownie Broadway

In 1990, on the occasion of playwright Rebecca Ranson‘s forty-seventh birthday, the writer and poet delivered a public performance in Atlanta while in character as her alter ego, Brownie Broadway. The dialogue, performed with call-and-response audience participation, recounted the most important experiences in the playwright’s life, including her pregnancy at age seventeen, her first marriage…

Managing Malaria: The Emory University Field Station and The Melvin H. Goodwin Papers

MARBL is pairing with Southern Spaces, a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access journal published in collaboration with the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University, to publish short features on MARBL collections, events, and exhibits that tell the history of spaces and places in the US South. These posts investigate the geographical, historical, and cultural study of real…

MARBL Acquires Rare Atlanta Fanzines from the 1940s

Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) recently acquired six issues of The T-Jacket Journal, the official newsletter of the Sing with the Sinatras Club of Atlanta. This group of “bobby soxers,” or fans of swing music, shared a love of Frank Sinatra, to whom they comically vowed their devotion: “I pledge allegiance to…

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…

The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Smelling Salts

The Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is a place of discovery. All are welcome to visit and explore our unique holdings, whether as a researcher or an observer. The breadth and depth of our collections are vast, and it is nearly impossible to investigate every nook and cranny. We invite you this year, through our blog, to…