New Collections Fall 2022

This fall 2022 semester, the Rose and Woodruff libraries are offering several notable new collections for your research and teaching needs.

General Collections

All resources are available through Databases@Emory and/or in Library Search.

Reminder to reach out to your subject librarian and/or make a request via the purchase request page. 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 E-Book Collections

Remember to check out information and guidance about our e-book offerings on our e-book guide.

New Streaming Video

New Notable Digital Primary Sources

  • Colonial Caribbean (Modules 1-3) and East India Company Archives (Modules 4-5) primary source collections.
  • African Diaspora: The collection includes never-before digitized primary source documents, including books, government documents, personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera from the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France.
  • North American Indian Thought and Culture: North American Indian Thought and Culture brings together more than 100,000 pages, many of which are previously unpublished, rare, or hard to find. The project integrates autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files for the first time.
  • Al Ahram Digital Archive: Founded in 1875, Al-Ahram (الأهرام‎, “The Pyramids”) is one of the longest-running newspapers in the Middle East. It has long been regarded as Egypt’s most authoritative and influential newspaper, and one of the most important newspapers in the Arab world, with a circulation of over 1 million. Digital archive; Emory receives discount due to participation in the Global Press Alliance partnership (EastView and Center for Research Libraries).
  • Records of Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendents, 1813-1880: Native American Tribal Histories from Readex is a database of records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) superintendents. It consists of Series 1-4, 1813-1880, divided by region. Tribal Histories complements the 20th century Bureau of Indian Affairs records within Emory’s database, North American Indian Thought and Culture (Proquest). 

New Notable Databases



Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

This fall the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript Archives and Rare Book Library has several new and exciting collections available for research and teaching. You can find more information about these collection in the EmoryFindingAids database or the library catalog.

African American Collections

  • Jim Alexander photographs – Alexander is one of the most celebrated photographers of African American life and history in the United States. His collection provides six decades of materials from his life as a photographer including photographic prints, rare books, negatives, digital files, and professional correspondence.
  • Earwax Records records – Atlanta’s Earwax Records was credited as the city’s first retailer to carry an extensive selection of hip-hop and rap music. The collection consists of material documenting the music retail store including over 2,500 12-inch Southern hip-hop records, audiocassette tapes, DVDs, and magazines.

Digital Collections

  • H.J. Parsons photographs – This collection of more than 1,000 images from Atlanta-based photographer H. J. Parsons documents graffiti around the South. Select images are currently featured in the exhibit Graffiti: A Library Guide to Aerosol Art (on view in Woodruff Library, Level 3, until January 2023), and the rest can be viewed in the Rose Library’s reading room.
  • Civil War collection – Newly digitized and available to researchers online for the first time, this collection contains letters, scrapbooks, currency, photographs, military records, and other documents related to the Civil War.

Emory University Archives

  • Theater Emory records – This collection consists of performance files including notes; promotional and planning material; photographs; and production books of performances produced by the department as well as planning and administrative records of Theater Emory from 1928-1948, 1972-2017.

Literary and Poetry Collections

  • John Moore Bram Stoker collection – John Moore, a collector in Dublin, Ireland spent 50 years tracking down inscribed books and other materials, ending up with the largest collection of Bram Stoker (author of Dracula) materials in the world. The collection includes 1,200 books, playbills, photographs, correspondence, and more.
  • Linda Gregg papers – Gregg published eight revered volumes of poetry, taught numerous poets at a number of institutions, and had a long relationship with poet Jack Gilbert, whose papers are also housed at Rose Library. The now complete correspondence between Gregg and Gilbert is staggering in its breadth and detail.

Political, Cultural, and Social Movement Collections

  • Toby Old photographs – Old is an American documentary photographer. He spent his career looking for what he calls “American moments,” visually compelling social and cultural experiences. The collection consists of negatives, contact sheets, work prints, finished prints and printed material.
  • Freedom Park Conservancy records – CAUTION, Inc. was formed in 1982 by Atlanta neighborhood associations to stop the Presidential Parkway. A mediated settlement resulted in the creation of Freedom Parkway and CAUTION changed its name to Freedom Park Conservancy in 1997 to steward the new park. The collection contains project planning files for various phases of construction of the park from 1999-2002.

Rare Books

  • Alisa Banks, Elemental Series: Air, Fire, Water, Earth – This series of artists’ books uses the 4 elements to encounter bodies, histories, identities, and personal mythologies. Each of the four books is constructed to resemble an element using paper, textiles, printing and sewing resulting in an experience of moving through layers of story and meaning from the easily accessible to delving deeply into more complex narrative. Emory University is the only institution in the country to own the entire series.
  • Julie Baugnet, Winter of Discontent – This book is a one-of-a-kind journal with thoughts and pencil and ink illustrations reflecting daily on the artist’s experience during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is information about visiting the Rose Library to see these materials or any other of our holdings.

—Christopher Palazzolo is head of collection management, social sciences librarian, and librarian for French and Italian






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