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…

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…