Rose Library exhibit highlights African American musicians and artists from collections

A scrapbook by Ruby Dandridge on exhibit

American music history has largely ignored or disregarded the contributions of African Americans. Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library contains over 30 archival collections of various sizes that both uncover and recover the critical role African Americans played in the music culture of the United States. A new exhibit, “Highlights from African American Musicians and Artists in Rose Library’s Collection,” focuses on 15 items from Rose Library holdings in four sections:

Display case

Exhibit space in Rose Library

The exhibit will be on display free of charge in the Rose Library (Woodruff Library, Level 10) through January 5, 2024, during the Rose Library’s regular business hours (closed during holidays and Dec. 22-Jan 1).

—by Peter Shirts, music & dance librarian, Emory Libraries

Manuscript scores by Undine Smith Moore and George Walker on exhibit

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