Writers: Nelson Algren

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 collections in…

Emory Students Get Cheeky

by Kate Stratton, Research Library Fellow, Emory University Archives Quad Collage Postcard, Emory University Archives The late 1960s and early 1970s were times of uncertainty and unrest for students at Emory University.  Social, political, and racial strife were ever-present and Emory students found themselves confronted with racial and gender inequities, the Vietnam War, the draft,…

Writers: Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Gloria Steinem, Studs Terkel & Tom Wolfe

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 collections in…

Discovering Atlanta: Slavery and Abolitionism, as Viewed by a Georgia Slave

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL For those of us who have not studied the Civil War in great detail, it may be surprising to learn that not all slaves were in favor of abolishing slavery. A deeper understanding of the ways of life in the mid-nineteenth century, and what freedom would…

“The Garies and Their Friends,” from the Library of Cedric Dover

by Kelly Erby, Assistant Professor of History, Washburn University; PhD, Emory University Title Page, The Garies and Their Friends,Frank J. Webb, 1857 Cedric Dover's copy of a rare first edition of Frank J. Webb's novel The Garies and their Friends is a prized volume in MARBL's collections. Dover, a self-identified “coloured Eurasian,” leftist, scholar, and…

Writers: Salman Rushdie

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 collections in…

Additions to the Theodore Draper Research Files

by Will Love, Graduate Processing Assistant The Iran-Contra Affair,Previously classified documentation from federal agenciesand private sources MARBL is pleased to announce new and updated additions to the collected manuscripts of Theodore Draper (MSS 579).  The collection now includes nineteen boxes of materials used by Draper during research for his book, A Very Thin Line: The…

Writers: Galway Kinnell

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 collections in…

Southern Seaside Fun in the Early 20th Century!

by Randy Gue, Curator of Modern Political and Historical Collections, MARBL Palm Beach Fishing Pier, 1908,from the Photo Album of Mrs. C.G. Talcott,African American Photograph Collection Let me ask you a question: What did you do on your last vacation? Did you journey to Florida and sit on the beach? Did you play a round…

Writers: Edward Albee and Tom Stoppard

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 collections in…

Discovering Atlanta: The Atlanta Century

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL In 1960, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution took on an enormous project to offer the people of its city an engaging look back at the Civil War period. Heavily researched by Norman Shavin, The Atlanta Century is a collection of weekly newspaper mockups that appeared as a series…

A Curious Record from South Carolina Plantations

List of Negroes at Hagley,Weehawka and True BluePlantations, 1860<Click for Full Cover Image> by David Faulds, Rare Book Librarian, dfaulds emory edu A bibliographical mystery in MARBL's rare book collection is a small eleven page pamphlet, published in 1860, titled List of Negroes at Hagley, Weehawka & True Blue Plantations. The text is…