Monthly Archives: April 2010

MARBL to Exhibit Items Documenting Joseph Lowery’s Career with the SCLC

In honor of Reverend Joseph Lowery receiving an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Emory University, the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is pleased to announce an exhibit documenting Lowery’s career with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  “One Who Disturbs the Comfortable and Comforts the Disturbed”:  Joseph E. Lowery and the SCLC will feature…

Warren Q. Marr, II (1916-2010)

The Directors and staff of the Amistad Research Center are saddened to announce the death of Warren Q. Marr, II.  Mr. Marr passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, after devoting a significant portion of his life to preserving the legacy of the Amistad Event. He was instrumental in the founding of the Amistad Research…

Jean Childs Young, 1933-1994

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, Jean Childs Young Papers A surprise while processing the Andrew J. Young Papers was the extent of the material from his wife of 40 years, Jean Childs Young. Though her role as Andrew’s wife raised her to prominence locally, nationally, and internationally, she also forged her own identity and career,…

CLIR Hidden Collections Program Symposium

By Courtney Chartier, Project Archivist, Voter Education Project Collection On March 29-30 the Council on Library and Information Resources held a Hidden Collections Program Symposium in Washington, DC. Representatives from all of the institutions involved in the “Working for Freedom” project attended. Left to right: RWWL Archivist Courtney Chartier, AARL Archivist Cheryl Oestreicher, MARBL Archivist…