Monthly Archives: January 2013

Do-It-Yourself Digital Preservation

Here on the Digital Archives team in MARBL, we know that keeping track of your digital assets can be overwhelming. You may have files stored on multiple computers, not to mention in the cloud. Over the last fifteen years, you’ve probably accumulated a number of email accounts and even more profile pages: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,…

“What Will We Do With Atlanta?”: Mayor Hartsfield and the Annexation Question

  Share Related Links: William Berry Hartsfield Collection Southern Historical Collections Map of Atlanta  Join the discussion On January 23rd, 1970, Dixie Dowis, an eighth-grade student at Decatur's Gordon High School, wrote a letter to former Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield. In a florid hand, she explained that a school assignment required her to write…

MARBL Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Chase

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 Elizabeth Chase, Coordinator for…

In Search of Sisterhood: African American Women’s Literary Clubs in MARBL

Minute Book of the Frances E.W. Harper Literary and Social Circle, 1915-1929   Share I have always been fascinated by African American women who organized themselves into literary, social, and service organizations during the early to mid-twentieth century. Many of these clubs were founded within 50 years of emancipation and mark a thirst by African…