Monthly Archives: July 2019

Yolanda Cooper promoted to dean and university librarian for Emory

Yolanda Cooper has been promoted to dean and university librarian for Emory University, effective July 1. Cooper has served as Emory’s university librarian since 2014. Read the full article: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2019/07/er_university_librarian/campus.html

Rescuing Moldy Photographs

  In April, the Preservation Office of Emory Libraries received photographic items to be treated for mold from the African American Collection of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. These photographs included sixteen studio prints, four tintypes, three ambrotypes, and two larger convex photographs. Mold covered the images due to moisture…

Murals of Tibet

Emory Libraries welcomed the Murals of Tibet into its special collections this year. The Murals of Tibet is the first publication of its kind, presenting some of the oldest surviving murals and spanning 1000 years of Tibetan Buddhist culture. In addition to its breathtaking content, the volume itself is a work of art. This extra-large…

‘Black Cosmopolitan’ exhibit focuses on James Weldon Johnson’s diplomatic career

The newest exhibit at the Rose Library highlights the often-overlooked diplomatic career of James Weldon Johnson and how his international experiences intersected with his advocacy for black freedom at home and abroad. “Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson in an Age of Empire,” examines Johnson’s early life, his political appointment in the U.S. consular service, and…