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…

Writers: Natasha Trethewey

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…

What Watches Me?: A Preview of the Upcoming Lucille Clifton Exhibit

by Amy Hildreth Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, Research Assistant to Kevin Young   What “early in the morning/it shines its glassy eye”? The Window. What “sees me wander/ in and out/ and never stops to cry”? The Door.   These riddles and more can be found in Lucille Clifton‘s first children’s book, What…

Josephus Roosevelt Coan: A Long and Well-Lived Life

by Elizabeth Russey Roke, Manuscript Archivist, MARBL Josephus Coan with the Executive Boardof the Transvaal ConferenceWomen's Missionary Society Few people live past 100. Fewer still fill those years with untiring enthusiasm for service and scholarship. In more ways than one, Josephus Roosevelt Coan was exceptional. Born to a farming family in Spartanburg, SC, he went…

Writers: Maurice Sendak

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: 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…