Discovering Atlanta: Georgia Secedes

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL In the time leading up to the Civil War, the southern states were tasked with deciding how they were going to move forward after it was determined that Lincoln was to be the next President. South Carolina made the first move towards secession at the end…

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Records are Open to Researchers

SCLC First Amendment Button,Southern ChristianLeadership Conference Papers It is with great pleasure that the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library announces the opening of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference records as of May 1, 2012. Made possible by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to uncover hidden archival and special collections,…

Writers: Eudora Welty

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 Digital Archives Program Settles in to MARBL

by Erika Farr, Coordinator for Digital Archives, MARBL WRITERS Exhibit on display in theSchatten Gallery, Woodruff Library, 3rd Fl. Two events this week remind me why archives, digital stewardship, and curation are not only vital to documenting our cultural moment but also can prove enthralling and inspirational. The first of these events is wonderfully local….

Writers: Margaret Atwood

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…

Discovering Atlanta: On the Map!

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL Before I move into the Civil War period, I wanted to make sure readers of Discovering Atlanta had a good sense of what was going on in the decade before. It can be difficult to process just how small Atlanta was in the 1850s, and how…

Go On Tour With the Glee Club in the Emory University Archives

by John Bence, Research Library Fellow, Emory University Archives The Glee Club, 1926-27,Emory University Archives In the 1920s, the Emory University Glee Club was a blockbuster group, touring not only all of Georgia and the South but also New York, Washington, Havana, London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Founded on the Emory College campus in Oxford, Ga.,…

Writers: Seamus Heaney & Barbara Kingsolver

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…

Paterson attracts full house with poems from humorous to mournful

Scottish poet Don Paterson gave a public reading at the Robert W. Woodruff Library on April 11, closing out the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series 2011-2012 season on a high note. Paterson's reading was candid, ranging from humorous to mournful, and offered a glimpse into his personal life. The poem “House” is a reaction…

The Varied Incarnations of Robinson Crusoe

by David Faulds, Rare Book Cataloger, dfaulds emory edu The Life of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, 1719 Robinson Crusoe is one of the few works of fiction whose popularity has lasted not just decades but centuries. MARBL is fortunate to own one of the largest collections of Robinson Crusoe in the world….

Writers: Anne Sexton

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…

Discovering Atlanta: The Methodist Civil War

While the little town of Atlanta was just on the verge of growing by leaps and bounds, rumblings of an approaching Civil War began to spread throughout Georgia. One of the great schisms of the Methodist Church occurred during the 1840s and directly involved the Emory community; in particular Rev. James Osgood Andrew, a Methodist…