Rescuing Moldy Photographs

  In April, the Preservation Office of Emory Libraries received photographic items to be treated for mold from the African American Collection of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. These photographs included sixteen studio prints, four tintypes, three ambrotypes, and two larger convex photographs. Mold covered the images due to moisture…

Murals of Tibet

Emory Libraries welcomed the Murals of Tibet into its special collections this year. The Murals of Tibet is the first publication of its kind, presenting some of the oldest surviving murals and spanning 1000 years of Tibetan Buddhist culture. In addition to its breathtaking content, the volume itself is a work of art. This extra-large…

‘Black Cosmopolitan’ exhibit focuses on James Weldon Johnson’s diplomatic career

The newest exhibit at the Rose Library highlights the often-overlooked diplomatic career of James Weldon Johnson and how his international experiences intersected with his advocacy for black freedom at home and abroad. “Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson in an Age of Empire,” examines Johnson’s early life, his political appointment in the U.S. consular service, and…

Spelman president and Emory professor discuss representation in African American photographs

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell recently joined Emory University professor Kimberly Wallace-Sanders for a fascinating conversation about portraits of African American nannies, and how African Americans were represented in photography and images around the turn of the 20th century. Read the full article: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2019/06/er_framing_shadows/campus.html

Community Connections: Emory takes African American arts exhibit into Atlanta middle school

Emory Libraries partnered with Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Atlanta to bring the re-imagined Billops-Hatch exhibit into its hallways and classrooms, inspiring the students with stories of African American artists and activists and with materials from the Rose Library archives. Read more: https://news.emory.edu/features/2019/05/connection-library-atlanta/index.html   For media inquiries, contact: Holly Crenshaw Phone: 404-727-0211 Email: holly…

Lynda.com transitioning to LinkedIn Learning Platform

This summer, our Lynda instance will transition to the LinkedIn Learning platform. LinkedIn has owned Lynda since 2015 and this transition will retire the Lynda brand, relaunching as LinkedIn Learning. The change should be seamless and will provide added benefits while delivering all of the existing Lynda content, with additional courses and improved functionality. The…

Congratulations to the Emory Libraries’ 2019 Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award Recipients!

We are very pleased to announce that Ellie Coe, Hannah Fuller, and Jennifer Wang are this year’s recipients of the Emory Libraries’ Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award. The Atwood Award recognizes up to three Emory College undergraduates in all disciplines who use the Emory Libraries’ collections and research resources in their original papers, digital…

Alumni and the Library

As you prepare for graduation, you can count on many of the same great library services as alumni, which you’ve come to expect as a student.  As Emory alumni, you’ll always have access to the library.  You only need to update your record at the Woodruff Library Service Desk or the Health Sciences Center InfoDesk…

Emory Libraries announces Undergraduate Research Award winners

Eleven Emory students recently received Undergraduate Research Awards from the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library for research they conducted either in the Emory Libraries or at another library. “One of the Libraries’ primary responsibilities is providing trusted resources to fuel the research enterprise, and we are so very pleased…

Updating the Emory Libraries Conservation Lab

In 1990, the Emory Libraries Conservation Lab occupied a modest footprint of space. It was one-third the size of our current lab, which limited the treatment possibilities. Eight years later, construction of a larger lab expanded the overall space and the conservation work. After twenty years, our lab has been updated and refreshed again. Conservation…

Emory conversation to focus on lives of unknown African American women

by University Communications Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell will join Emory University’s Kimberly Wallace-Sanders and moderator Rose Scott of WABE Radio for a conversation Wednesday, May 8, titled “Framing Shadows/Framing Lives,” an evening inspired by the new exhibition “Framing Shadows: Portraits of African American Nannies,” now on display at Emory’s Woodruff Library. The exhibit,…

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Woodruff Library on Emory’s Commencement Weekend 2019

Commencement Weekend at Emory University is such a busy time, with so many events going on, that it can get overwhelming for graduates and visitors alike. At the Emory Libraries, we recommend escaping to the Woodruff Library to refresh, regroup, and relax a bit before rejoining the crowds and the festivities. Here are the top…