Archival Expedition: Part 2

By Dr. Amanda Golden, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry During the Spring 2011 semester, students in Dr. Golden's class completed a paper assignment using MARBL collections. Here, in the second of a three-part series of blog entries, she discusses her students' initial interactions with MARBL's collections….

Archival Expedition: Part 1

By Dr. Amanda Golden, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry During the Spring 2011 semester, students in Dr. Golden's class completed a paper assignment using MARBL collections. Here, in a series of three blog posts, she talks about the experience she and her students had teaching from…

History of the Atlanta Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, NAACP Atlanta Brach records, Auburn Avenue Research Library “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W….

Robert W. Woodruff Exhibit: The Future Belongs to the Discontented

Submitted by Chris Pollette When you visit the main library at Emory University, chances are you’ll see a statue of a man near the entrance. It’s Robert W. Woodruff, the longtime head of The Coca-Cola Company, former Emory student, and the person for whom the library is named. If you’ve spent any time in Atlanta,…

Warren Q. Marr, II Papers: Amistad Research Center files, 1968-1990

By Amber L. Moore, Project Archivist, Amistad Research Center “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta…

Selections from Philip Pavia Papers on Display in MARBL

If you've ever wished to be at the heart of American Abstract Expressionism, the Philip Pavia papers will come as close to fulfilling your fantasy as possible.  A selection of the Pavia papers is currently on display in MARBL, viewable from Monday-Saturday, 9am-5:30 pm.   Philip Pavia was a sculptor, an organizer, and a central…

Former SCLC Staff Members Visit MARBL

By Sarah Quigley, Project Archivist, Southern Christian Leadership Conference records, MARBL “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library…

The Voter Education Project Organizational Records

By Courtney Chartier, Assistant Head, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library The Voter Education Project Organizational Records span the years 1962-1992 and document the activities of the Atlanta based Voter Education Project (VEP). The records of VEP are arranged into seven series, 1.      Office files (1962-1992): Includes forms, information about technology…

Andrew J. Young Papers Now Open for Research!

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, Auburn Avenue Research Library “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta…

MARBL WINS SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES GRANT

The stories within the brittle, deteriorating pages of African American scrapbooks can be saved, thanks to a Save America’s Treasures grant secured by the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at the Emory Libraries. A three-year, $170,000 matching grant has been awarded for the conservation of African American scrapbooks and the creation of digital…

Marr-McGee: Family History papers, 1914-1994

By Amber L. Moore, Project Archivist, Amistad Research Center  “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta…

John Lewis and the Edmund Pettus Bridge

By Courtney Chartier, Assistant Head, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The…