“A Change Gonna Come:” The Programs Series of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Records

By Brenda Tindal, Robert W. Woodruff Library Graduate Fellow, MARBL “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library of…

NAACP and Membership

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Projet Archivist, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The…

Emory Contributes to Digital Civil War Portal from ASERL

Emory Libraries has contributed 430 digital items/objects to the ASERL Civil War digital project.  The “Civil War & the American South:  Primary source materials from the Southeast’s leading research libraries.”  Emory's contributions to the site can be found under “MARBL” under “contributing institutions.”  You can limit your search to collections at select institutions, including our…

Archival Expedition: Part 3

By Dr. Amanda Golden, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry During the Spring 2011 semester, students in Dr. Golden's class completed a paper assignment using MARBL collections. Here, in the third of a three-part series of blog entries, she discusses her students' findings and what they learned…

Marr-McGee Family papers: Carmel Carrington Marr (1921- )

By Laura Thomson, Director of Processing, Amistad Research Center “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta…

Archival Expedition: Part 2

By Dr. Amanda Golden, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry During the Spring 2011 semester, students in Dr. Golden's class completed a paper assignment using MARBL collections. Here, in the second of a three-part series of blog entries, she discusses her students' initial interactions with MARBL's collections….

Archival Expedition: Part 1

By Dr. Amanda Golden, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry During the Spring 2011 semester, students in Dr. Golden's class completed a paper assignment using MARBL collections. Here, in a series of three blog posts, she talks about the experience she and her students had teaching from…

History of the Atlanta Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, NAACP Atlanta Brach records, Auburn Avenue Research Library “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W….

Robert W. Woodruff Exhibit: The Future Belongs to the Discontented

Submitted by Chris Pollette When you visit the main library at Emory University, chances are you’ll see a statue of a man near the entrance. It’s Robert W. Woodruff, the longtime head of The Coca-Cola Company, former Emory student, and the person for whom the library is named. If you’ve spent any time in Atlanta,…

Warren Q. Marr, II Papers: Amistad Research Center files, 1968-1990

By Amber L. Moore, Project Archivist, Amistad Research Center “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta…

Selections from Philip Pavia Papers on Display in MARBL

If you've ever wished to be at the heart of American Abstract Expressionism, the Philip Pavia papers will come as close to fulfilling your fantasy as possible.  A selection of the Pavia papers is currently on display in MARBL, viewable from Monday-Saturday, 9am-5:30 pm.   Philip Pavia was a sculptor, an organizer, and a central…

Former SCLC Staff Members Visit MARBL

By Sarah Quigley, Project Archivist, Southern Christian Leadership Conference records, MARBL “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library…