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…

The Varied Incarnations of Robinson Crusoe

by David Faulds, Rare Book Cataloger, dfaulds emory edu The Life of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, 1719 Robinson Crusoe is one of the few works of fiction whose popularity has lasted not just decades but centuries. MARBL is fortunate to own one of the largest collections of Robinson Crusoe in the world….

Writers: Anne Sexton

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: The Methodist Civil War

While the little town of Atlanta was just on the verge of growing by leaps and bounds, rumblings of an approaching Civil War began to spread throughout Georgia. One of the great schisms of the Methodist Church occurred during the 1840s and directly involved the Emory community; in particular Rev. James Osgood Andrew, a Methodist…

Like a Purple Haze Across the Land: The Art of Benny Andrews

The Benny Andrews exhibition featuring 20 original drawings, dating from 1959 to 2005, on generous loan from The Andrews Humphrey Family Foundation will be on display until November in the corridor gallery of the Woodruff Library, Floor 3. The following is an essay written by exhibit curator Pellom McDaniels III. by Pellom McDaniels III, Consultant,…

Writers: Yusef Komunyakaa

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 Imaginative Culture of MARBL

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…

MARBL in the Classroom

by Elizabeth Chase, Coordinator for Research Services, MARBL For many of the students who come to MARBL for the first time, their visit to the archives is pure happenstance. They happen to sign up for a course because of its time slot, the general education requirement it fulfills, or its topic. They may not know…

Discovering Atlanta: Exploring Oakland Cemetery

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Service Archivist, MARBL Early on in Atlanta’s history, it was determined that the growing town was going to need a space to bury its citizens. In 1850, six acres of land were purchased and set aside for the purpose of a public cemetery. By 1867, however, the cemetery grew…

Explore MARBL’s Digital Historic Map Collection

by Randy Gue, Curator of Modern Political and Historical Collections, MARBL City Atlas of Atlanta, Georgia: From Actual Surveys and Records, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University Did you know you can access some of MARBL’s unique maps and atlases online? Do you want to know how Atlanta was shaped in 1878 or…

Discovering Atlanta: What’s In A Name?

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL When it was determined by the people of Georgia that a railroad was needed to connect them to the west, the Western and Atlantic Railroad was born and its terminating point became the city of Atlanta. Originally referred to as Terminus, this swiftly growing city soon…

Paul Muldoon: Surging Forward, Looking Back

by Michael Hessel-Mial, Graduate Processing Assistant The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library is pleased to announce that additions to Paul Muldoon’s papers have been fully processed and are open again to research. With correspondence and writings extended up to 2005, and personal files as recent as 2010, researchers now have greater access to the…