Keep on Truckin’: The Raymond Danowski and John Martin Collection of R. Crumb Material

Keep On Truckin’ Poster, R. Crumb, 1967   Share Related Story: MARBL Stories: Raymond Danowski Related Links:  R. Crumb Finding Aid The Raymond Danowski Poetry Library  Join the discussion The Raymond Danowski and John Martin collection of R. Crumb material is a new addition to the manuscripts at MARBL and has recently been fully processed….

Newsweek: A Reflection

In October 2012, Newsweek announced that it would be ending its print publication and transitioning to an all-digital format by year’s end. The announcement occasioned yet another round of hand-wringing by media watchers, but little real surprise. Once a fixture in American households, the venerable newsweekly had struggled to find its footing in the digital…

Hidden Histories in LGBT Inscriptions

Inscription in Del Martin's “Lesbian/Woman”   Share Related Story: LGBT Blog Posts Related Links:  LGBT Research Guide  Join the discussion One of the most exciting things about working in MARBL, is the unexpected surprises that accompany archival materials. I was most recently surprised by the inscriptions I came across while surveying some of the rare…

Emory History in Picture and Sound: A New Resource in the University Archives

Emory President Sanford S. Atwood, right, helps commemorate the groundbreaking for the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing building, the proceedings of which are recorded in Series 210 In the spring of 2012, the Emory University Archives began an audiovisual materials survey and re-processing project. After months of wrangling cassette tapes, VHS tapes, 16mm film,…

Do-It-Yourself Digital Preservation

Here on the Digital Archives team in MARBL, we know that keeping track of your digital assets can be overwhelming. You may have files stored on multiple computers, not to mention in the cloud. Over the last fifteen years, you’ve probably accumulated a number of email accounts and even more profile pages: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,…

“What Will We Do With Atlanta?”: Mayor Hartsfield and the Annexation Question

  Share Related Links: William Berry Hartsfield Collection Southern Historical Collections Map of Atlanta  Join the discussion On January 23rd, 1970, Dixie Dowis, an eighth-grade student at Decatur's Gordon High School, wrote a letter to former Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield. In a florid hand, she explained that a school assignment required her to write…

MARBL Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Chase

MARBL is staffed by an eclectic group of people who are knowledgeable, friendly and witty lovers of special collections. Periodically, they'll introduce themselves to you here on the blog by telling you how they got into the world of manuscripts, archives and rare books, and what they love most within MARBL's collections. by Elizabeth Chase, Coordinator for…

In Search of Sisterhood: African American Women’s Literary Clubs in MARBL

Minute Book of the Frances E.W. Harper Literary and Social Circle, 1915-1929   Share I have always been fascinated by African American women who organized themselves into literary, social, and service organizations during the early to mid-twentieth century. Many of these clubs were founded within 50 years of emancipation and mark a thirst by African…

The Emory University Photograph Collection is Reopened with Greater Access

Emory University Archives is pleased to announce the reopening of the Emory University photograph collection (Series 111). The collection recently underwent reprocessing, during which the collection’s organizational structure was streamlined and simplified and descriptive resources, such as the online finding aid, were produced. The aim of the reprocessing project was to increase the accessibility and…

A Chance Meeting in MARBL

It happens sometimes that MARBL has multiple patrons visiting and using our reading room at the same time who are working on similar themes or researching the same collections. In those cases, we like to let the patrons know so they can possibly discuss their work and gain further insights into their research. On October…

Neighbors Network Records Now Open

  Share Related Links: Southern Historical Collections Ku Klux Klan Collection Finding Aid  Join the discussion Do you know any racists?  After having worked on MARBL's Neighbors Network collection, I feel as though I know hundreds, maybe thousands of them. The Neighbors Network records offer a chance to get to know the thoughts and personalities…