Emory Libraries–new collections fall 2023

This fall 2023 semester, the Woodruff Library and Rose Libraries are pleased to offer several notable new collections for your research and teaching needs.


All resources are available through Databases@Emory and/or in Library Search. We also remind you to reach out to your subject librarian and/or make a request via the purchase request page for new print and digital materials. You can also use Library Search to search for new titles added to our collection (streaming, print, and AV) – run your search and then limit to “newly acquired.”

You can also use Library Search to search for new titles added to our collection (streaming, print, and AV) – run your search and then limit to “newly acquired.”

New Streaming Video

  • Platino Educa: Great collection of Spanish-language streaming films.

  • ProjectR (Grasshopper): Projectr presents a curated collection of acclaimed movies, archival restorations, and award-winning documentaries from around the world. Hosted by the educational film distributor Grasshopper Film, it includes a large selection of their titles as well as films from other independent and educational distributors. All films are discoverable in Library Search.

New Databases

  • Kyobo Scholar: Kyobo Book & Hakjisa’s full-text database of academic journals, covering all subjects (in Korean).

  • WavTeq IncentivesFlow: WaveTeq’s IncentivesFlow is a database that tracks incentives provided by governments to encourage domestic and international investment projects. The incentives include taxes, rebates, grants, loans, credits, subsidies, and non-financial supports. The database also includes information about individual investment projects, such as jobs recorded and capital

  • LWW Health Library (Medical Education): Platform that houses basic sciences ebooks, multimeda and more to “support the education and training of students and residents, as well as those already in professional practice.”

New Notable Digital Primary Sources (partially paid for through library endowments):







Other Collections News!

  • Coming soon in Fall 2023 is a new Oxford University Press arrangement that will provide access to most all Oxford monographs in digital format!

  • Our Proquest TDM (text and data mining) subscription now includes metadata exporting. In its next release, congressional hearings will be added to the corpus.

Thank you to our subject librarians for curating and reviewing these collections for Emory as well as to our colleagues in cataloging and electronic and continuing resources for all their backend work to get these resources available to the Emory community!



African American History and Culture Collections

  • Jim Alexander photograph collection additions Jim Alexander is a Black documentary photographer who has documented politicians, activists, athletes, authors, and artists of the African American community. In 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Alexander started a project he called Spirits/Martyrs/Heroes to document African Americans pursuit of justice in political, arts, and culture. He continues to work on the series today. These significant additions to the collection include photograph prints, negatives, contact sheet, slides, and printed materials.

  • Augustus and Dolores Hill Baxter papers Augustus Baxter Sr. was an urban planner and community activist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked for the Model Cities Program and the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation; his agency’s designs can be seen across the city. The collection includes correspondence and printed material.

  • Doris Derby papers additions Doris Derby was an African American civil rights activist, educator, and photographer. She became active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s and moved to Mississippi. The collection contains a significant number of photographs documenting Derby’s involvement with SNCC, the Free Southern Theatre, Liberty House Cooperative and the Poor People’s Corporation, health and educational initiatives, and Democratic politics.

  • Carmen de Lavallade papers Carmen de Lavallade is an actress, choreographer, and dancer. She made her debut on Broadway in the musical “House of Flowers” in 1954 and in 1962, de Lavallade and dance partner Alvin Ailey toured Southeast Asia as the de Lavallade-Ailey dance company. De Lavallade papers can be found within the Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade papers held by Rose Library. The collection consists of teaching files, scripts, sheet music, and administrative papers.

  • Kathy Perkins papers Kathy Perkins is a lighting designer, theatre historian, and educator. Perkins began her career at the Sound in Motion Studio in 1978. She has taught at Smith College, Columbia University, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked on theatre productions all over the world and is recognized for her work in lighting design. This collection includes books, lighting plots, playbills, and printed material.

  • William Henry Robinson papers As a child, William Henry Robinson played the piano in church and performed with various gospel artists. Later he served as the pastor of the Prayer Temple Church of God in Christ (C.O.G.I.C) in Providence, Rhode Island and the pastor of the Calvary Temple Faith Church of Deliverance in Salisbury, Maryland. The collection consists of correspondence, printed material, and photographs.

Emory Oral History Program

  • Mirabel Pictures WeSurvive oral history collection  The Mirabel Pictures/WeOwnTV oral history project consists of interviews conducted with West African Ebola survivors, their family members, and other community members who lived through the Ebola outbreak in 2014-2016. WeOwnTV hoped that the interviews will aid to a deeper level of understanding of the impact of the outbreak on people’s lives and ensure that West Africans contribute directly and significantly to the historical record of this global health crisis.

Emory University Archives

  • Oxford (Ga.) City Council records The Oxford City Council are an elected governmental body with responsibilities such as passing ordinances, creating city budgets, and voting on and implementing plans for city projects. The collection contains meeting minutes and meeting related administrative material documenting the activities of the Oxford City Council, Oxford Planning Commission, and various committees.

  • Transforming Community Project records The Transforming Community Project (TCP) at Emory University was a multiyear initiative to increase communication about race and the history of race relations at the University. The collection consists of project records, audiovisual materials, and born digital materials. Project records contain materials related to the administration of TCP and the events, programs, and projects sponsored by them.

Literary and Poetry Collections

  • Major Jackson papers Major Jackson, the host of the Slowdown podcast and the author of six books of poetry, including Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems (2023), The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006) and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems, placed his papers in the Rose Library in 2022.

  • Lawrence O’Halloran collection of Derek Mahon papers The collection consists of the final writing chapters Derek Mahon’s life. A visitor to Emory University during his lifetime, Mahon’s creativity continues to inspire researchers today through his papers, originally acquired in 1999 and greatly expanded through this major addition – making Emory the home for Mahon’s extensive literary archives.

  • Carolyn Rodgers papers Carolyn Rodgers, a Chicago-based poet, was the founder of one of America’s oldest and largest black presses, Third World Press, est. in 1967. Her papers include correspondence, personal and professional papers, and writings reflecting her life and career. The collection also includes correspondence with friends, writers, collaborators, and editors such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker Alexander, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, and Hoyt Fuller.

  • Aram Saroyan papers Aram Saroyan published his first poem in 1964. He received the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award for his volume Complete Minimal Poems in 2008. The collection includes manuscript drafts of poems, plays, correspondence, photograph albums, and a memoir documenting Saroyan’s life and career.

Political, Cultural, and Social Movements Collections

  • Gary Monroe papers and photographs Gary Monroe is a documentary photographer. His early work documented the unique Jewish community in South Beach. Outside of America, his images explore the realities of daily life in Haiti, Cuba, India, Israel, Egypt, and Poland. The collection includes photograph prints, work prints, contact sheets,  negatives, correspondence, and printed material.

  • Pemmaraju Venugopala Rao papers Dr. Pemmaraju Venugopala Rao joined Emory’s physics faculty as a specialist in nuclear physics in 1967. He served as Associate Professor at Emory until his retirement in 2012 and was an important contributor to the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative. With his wife, Lakshmi Rao, he was a leader of the South Asian American community in the Atlanta area. The collection consists of materials related to the cultural life of South Asian Americans in the Atlanta area.

Christopher Palazzolo, head of collection management, social sciences librarian, and librarian for French and Italian at Woodruff Library, and Randy Gue, assistant director of collection development & curator of Political, Cultural, & Social Movements, Rose Library

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