Monthly Archives: February 2012

Minute Book Offers Glimpse into 19th-Century African American Education

by Kelly Erby, Assistant Professor of History, Washburn University; PhD, Emory University School Charter in the Minute Book of the Institution for theEducation of Colored Youths in the District of Columbia(Click for Detail) Recently, MARBL acquired the minute book of the Institution for the Education of Colored Youths in the District of Columbia. Located in…

A Caxton in MARBL

by David Faulds, Rare Book Librarian, dfaulds emory edu At the end of 2010 MARBL received a splendid gift of rare books from Emory alum Stuart Rose. Among the treasures was Polychronicon by Ranulf Higden (2011 108) produced by the famous printer William Caxton. It is one of the first books printed in…

Discovering Atlanta: Illustrated History of Atlanta

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL Being the newest member of the staff at the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL), and a recent transplant to Atlanta, I'm excited, and somewhat overwhelmed by, the amazing history of this city and the south as a whole. I'm originally from the northeast, and…

Past Meets Present

Highlights from the Emory University Archives Collection Aerial view of proposed campus, circa 1919. Emory University Postcard Collection, Emory University Archives, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. Junior baseball team photograph, 1906. Emory University Photograph Collection, Emory University Archives, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. The distinctive collections in the Emory University Archives preserve the…

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance full-text ONLINE with rare editions in MARBL

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance is a collection of treatises on art and architecture from the period 1470 to 1775, and is structured around Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists.   Emory’s Woodruff library has owned the CD-ROM since 1998, but those in the Emory Community now have online access at http://libcat1.cc.emory.edu:32888/DB=artheoir The collection of…

The Photographs of SCLC

by Ryan Taylor, Project Archivist, MARBL   “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta University Center…

New acquisition of illustrated prayer book manuscript, 1575

MARBL has just acquired a personalized Jesuit prayer book in manuscript incorporating devotional prints: . Libellus Piarum Precum… , colophon: 1575. “What's interesting about this 'Trier' manuscript”, comments Professor Walter Melion, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History,  “is that the illustrations–woodblocks and engravings–are printed on the same paper as the manuscript, which…