The Pilgrimage of a Pamphlet

I am ready to fly. I am ready to check a bag, cram my carry-on someplace inconvenient, squeeze into an Economy Minus™ seat, sleep through a movie, and reach my destination with a heart full of anticipation and mild anxiety. While that is not a possibility for me nor for most of the world these…

Celebrating Black History Month at Pitts: Otis Turner

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. As Pitts Theology Library observes this month of recognition, we draw attention to a significant figure’s legacy in its archives. Candler School of Theology’s Otis Turner (1940-), a Georgia native, is…

Wealth & Poverty: Kessler Conversations Spring 2021

Named after the world-renowned Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection held at Pitts Theology Library, Kessler Conversations (30-45 mins) offer opportunities for the general public to learn about the events in Europe the 16th century and to consider what they may tell us about the issues facing our communities. Conversations in a given academic semester focus…

Love Data Week 2021 @ Pitts

February 8th through the 12th is International Love Data Week, which carries the theme “Data: Delivering a Better Future” for 2021. When Covid-19 limited access to physical resources in the building, staff at Pitts Theology Library jumped into action to support remote research and learning across the university. Reserves Specialist Liz Miller, Interlibrary Loan and…

Pitts from a Distance: Spring 2021 Policies & Updates

Is the premier theological library in North America be open this Spring? Absolutely, and in several ways. First, of course, the library is always open to all patrons through its online research guides, reference support over email and live chat at pitts.emory.edu/ask, and the thousands of electronic resources available through the Pitts website. But this…

Deciphering a 444 year-old Image in the Collection

This past week, Pitts librarians embarked on a research blitz to explain an image found in one of our rare books. Pitts owns a first edition of a 1577 history of the Italian city of Turin, written by Emanuele Filiberto Pingone (1525-1582). The book is richly illustrated with images depicting the history of the city…

New Acquisition: 15th Century ‘Glossa Ordinaria’

Pitts Theology Library recently acquired a copy of the earliest printed Glossa Ordinaria, the Latin text of the Vulgate Bible with marginal and interlinear “glosses” or commentary, largely written by figures in the early church. Compilation of the Glossa was traditionally attributed to a 9th century Benedictine monk, but is now believed to have been…

MLK Jr. Day 2021 Closings and Resources

Monday, January 18 is the 35th Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Pitts Theology Library will be closed for the federal holiday and resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 19th.  In recognition of MLK Jr. Day, Pitts draws attention to some exceptional holdings in its Claude H. Thompson…

Library Hours & Services: January Term 2021

The Winter Intercession has come to a close and the staff at Pitts are back to assist Emory students, faculty, and staff during the upcoming semester! January term courses at Candler start January 4th, and run through Friday January 22nd. Pitts Theology Library will continue its modified services and hours from the fall, which include study…

Pitts Holiday Updates

The holiday season is upon us, and Pitts Theology Library will be modifying its services and hours as the campus quiets down for the winter recess. Please find updates below, and don’t hesitate to contact pitts.emory.edu/ask with questions or concerns! Library AccessIn light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and recommendations from health professionals, Pitts will…