Monthly Archives: June 2012

MARBL Staff Spotlight: Christeene Fraser

MARBL is staffed by an eclectic group of people who are knowledgeable, friendly and witty lovers of special collections. Periodically, they'll introduce themselves to you here on the blog by telling you how they got into the world of manuscripts, archives and rare books, and what they love most within MARBL's collections. by Christeene Fraser,…

Writers: Robert Lowell

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors,poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community,complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special collections in…

Writers: Nelson Algren

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors,poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community,complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special collections in…

Emory Students Get Cheeky

by Kate Stratton, Research Library Fellow, Emory University Archives Quad Collage Postcard, Emory University Archives The late 1960s and early 1970s were times of uncertainty and unrest for students at Emory University.  Social, political, and racial strife were ever-present and Emory students found themselves confronted with racial and gender inequities, the Vietnam War, the draft,…

Writers: Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Gloria Steinem, Studs Terkel & Tom Wolfe

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors,poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community,complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special collections in…

Discovering Atlanta: Slavery and Abolitionism, as Viewed by a Georgia Slave

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL For those of us who have not studied the Civil War in great detail, it may be surprising to learn that not all slaves were in favor of abolishing slavery. A deeper understanding of the ways of life in the mid-nineteenth century, and what freedom would…

“The Garies and Their Friends,” from the Library of Cedric Dover

by Kelly Erby, Assistant Professor of History, Washburn University; PhD, Emory University Title Page, The Garies and Their Friends,Frank J. Webb, 1857 Cedric Dover's copy of a rare first edition of Frank J. Webb's novel The Garies and their Friends is a prized volume in MARBL's collections. Dover, a self-identified “coloured Eurasian,” leftist, scholar, and…

Writers: Salman Rushdie

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors,poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community,complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special collections in…