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…

Minute Book Offers Glimpse into 19th-Century African American Education

by Kelly Erby, Assistant Professor of History, Washburn University; PhD, Emory University School Charter in the Minute Book of the Institution for theEducation of Colored Youths in the District of Columbia(Click for Detail) Recently, MARBL acquired the minute book of the Institution for the Education of Colored Youths in the District of Columbia. Located in…

A Caxton in MARBL

by David Faulds, Rare Book Librarian, dfaulds emory edu At the end of 2010 MARBL received a splendid gift of rare books from Emory alum Stuart Rose. Among the treasures was Polychronicon by Ranulf Higden (2011 108) produced by the famous printer William Caxton. It is one of the first books printed in…