MARBL’s Archival Pedagogy Toolkit

MARBL’s Archival Pedagogy Toolkit The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) is pleased to announce a new resource for faculty and graduate student instructors at Emory: the Archival Pedagogy Toolkit. We are currently building this toolkit from syllabi, assignments, and handouts submitted by members of the Emory Community. MARBL’s hope is that this resource…

Newsweek Atlanta Bureau Records available

By Laura Carroll, Manuscript Archivist.  The Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) is pleased to announce the Newsweek Atlanta Bureau records have been processed and are once again available to our researchers.  The Atlanta Bureau of Newsweek, inc., was the hub of Newsweek magazine's Southern network.  It was established in 1953, with William (Bill)…

MARBL to Exhibit Items Documenting Joseph Lowery’s Career with the SCLC

In honor of Reverend Joseph Lowery receiving an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Emory University, the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is pleased to announce an exhibit documenting Lowery’s career with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  “One Who Disturbs the Comfortable and Comforts the Disturbed”:  Joseph E. Lowery and the SCLC will feature…

Warren Q. Marr, II (1916-2010)

The Directors and staff of the Amistad Research Center are saddened to announce the death of Warren Q. Marr, II.  Mr. Marr passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, after devoting a significant portion of his life to preserving the legacy of the Amistad Event. He was instrumental in the founding of the Amistad Research…

Jean Childs Young, 1933-1994

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, Jean Childs Young Papers A surprise while processing the Andrew J. Young Papers was the extent of the material from his wife of 40 years, Jean Childs Young. Though her role as Andrew’s wife raised her to prominence locally, nationally, and internationally, she also forged her own identity and career,…

CLIR Hidden Collections Program Symposium

By Courtney Chartier, Project Archivist, Voter Education Project Collection On March 29-30 the Council on Library and Information Resources held a Hidden Collections Program Symposium in Washington, DC. Representatives from all of the institutions involved in the “Working for Freedom” project attended. Left to right: RWWL Archivist Courtney Chartier, AARL Archivist Cheryl Oestreicher, MARBL Archivist…

Andrew Young and the Community Relations Commission

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History In 1970, Mayor Sam Massell appointed Andrew Young to chair the Atlanta Community Relations Commission (CRC), replacing Reverend Samuel Williams. Formed in 1966, the CRC served as a liaison between African-American residents and City Hall, primarily to address incidents of…

The Ronnie M. Moore Papers

By Amber L. Moore, Project Archivist, Amistad Research Center Amistad staff are pleased to announce that the guide for the Ronnie Moore Papers is available online.  Ronnie M. Moore is a civil rights activist, community development consultant and photographer from New Orleans.  He was a field secretary in the South for the Congress of Racial…

Gilbert & George postal sculptures

Gilbert & George are famous British visual and conceptual artists who have been working together since they met in art school in 1967. The Raymond Danowski Poetry Library contains two of their “postal sculptures,” “The Limericks” from 1971 and “Pink Elephants” from 1973. As Gilbert & George conceived it a postal sculpture was a series…

Joseph E. Lowery, SCLC President 1977-1997

By Sarah Quigley, Project Archivist, Southern Christian Leadership Conference records Born in Alabama in 1921, Joseph Echols Lowery bore witness to the indignities of the Jim Crow south and grew up to become an influential leader of the Civil Rights Movement.  He was a young Methodist minister in Mobile, Alabama during the bus boycotts of…

Andrew Young and Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, Andrew J. Young Papers The Andrew Young Papers, located at Auburn Avenue Research Library, contain documents spanning Young’s entire career – from his days at Hartford Theological Seminary in the early 1950s through his current activities at GoodWorks International, and includes material from his participation in the Civil Rights Movement….