Writers: Yusef Komunyakaa

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors, poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community, complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special…

The Imaginative Culture of MARBL

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors, poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community, complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special…

MARBL in the Classroom

by Elizabeth Chase, Coordinator for Research Services, MARBL For many of the students who come to MARBL for the first time, their visit to the archives is pure happenstance. They happen to sign up for a course because of its time slot, the general education requirement it fulfills, or its topic. They may not know…

Discovering Atlanta: Exploring Oakland Cemetery

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Service Archivist, MARBL Early on in Atlanta’s history, it was determined that the growing town was going to need a space to bury its citizens. In 1850, six acres of land were purchased and set aside for the purpose of a public cemetery. By 1867, however, the cemetery grew…

Explore MARBL’s Digital Historic Map Collection

by Randy Gue, Curator of Modern Political and Historical Collections, MARBL City Atlas of Atlanta, Georgia: From Actual Surveys and Records, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University Did you know you can access some of MARBL’s unique maps and atlases online? Do you want to know how Atlanta was shaped in 1878 or…

Discovering Atlanta: What’s In A Name?

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL When it was determined by the people of Georgia that a railroad was needed to connect them to the west, the Western and Atlantic Railroad was born and its terminating point became the city of Atlanta. Originally referred to as Terminus, this swiftly growing city soon…

Paul Muldoon: Surging Forward, Looking Back

by Michael Hessel-Mial, Graduate Processing Assistant The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library is pleased to announce that additions to Paul Muldoon’s papers have been fully processed and are open again to research. With correspondence and writings extended up to 2005, and personal files as recent as 2010, researchers now have greater access to the…

Minute Book Offers Glimpse into 19th-Century African American Education

by Kelly Erby, Assistant Professor of History, Washburn University; PhD, Emory University School Charter in the Minute Book of the Institution for theEducation of Colored Youths in the District of Columbia(Click for Detail) Recently, MARBL acquired the minute book of the Institution for the Education of Colored Youths in the District of Columbia. Located in…

A Caxton in MARBL

by David Faulds, Rare Book Librarian, dfaulds emory edu At the end of 2010 MARBL received a splendid gift of rare books from Emory alum Stuart Rose. Among the treasures was Polychronicon by Ranulf Higden (2011 108) produced by the famous printer William Caxton. It is one of the first books printed in…

Discovering Atlanta: Illustrated History of Atlanta

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL Being the newest member of the staff at the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL), and a recent transplant to Atlanta, I'm excited, and somewhat overwhelmed by, the amazing history of this city and the south as a whole. I'm originally from the northeast, and…

Past Meets Present

Highlights from the Emory University Archives Collection Aerial view of proposed campus, circa 1919. Emory University Postcard Collection, Emory University Archives, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. Junior baseball team photograph, 1906. Emory University Photograph Collection, Emory University Archives, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. The distinctive collections in the Emory University Archives preserve the…

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance full-text ONLINE with rare editions in MARBL

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance is a collection of treatises on art and architecture from the period 1470 to 1775, and is structured around Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists.   Emory’s Woodruff library has owned the CD-ROM since 1998, but those in the Emory Community now have online access at http://libcat1.cc.emory.edu:32888/DB=artheoir The collection of…