Posts Tagged: collection highlights

New exhibit: “Library Almanac 2014: A Guide to the Library and its Curiosities”

Just as farmers consult almanacs for information about the weather and guides to planting crops, members of the Emory community and new students will have an “almanac” to consult for information about the library and guides to using its collections and services. “Library Almanac 2014: A Guide to the Library and its Curiosities,” is an…

Andrew Young and Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, Andrew J. Young Papers The Andrew Young Papers, located at Auburn Avenue Research Library, contain documents spanning Young’s entire career – from his days at Hartford Theological Seminary in the early 1950s through his current activities at GoodWorks International, and includes material from his participation in the Civil Rights Movement….

Dr. James Egert Allen, First President of New York Branch NAACP

By Amber L. Moore, Project Archivist, Amistad Research Center, Tulane University Dr. James Egert Allen (1896-1980), educator, community advocate, civil rights activist, and author, was an active promoter of African American studies in New York.  He was the first president of the New York Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People…

“To Preach the Gospel to the Poor”

By Sarah Quigley, Project Archivist, Southern Christian Leadership Conference records Ralph David Abernathy assumed the presidency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Roughly one year later, twelve members of Local 1199B of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in Charleston, South Carolina were…

Andrew Young, the Minister

Fifty-five years ago, Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was ordained as a minister at the Central Congregational Church in New Orleans. The eldest of two brothers, Young was expected to follow his father’s footsteps and become a dentist. After graduating from Howard University in 1951 (age 19), he struggled to figure out his path in life….

Finding “Treasures” Through Technology

By Laura J. Thomson, Director of Processing, Amistad Research Center It is a new era of access for the Amistad Research Center thanks to the Center’s recent implementation of innovative archival collection management software. Archon, a collection management system for archives and manuscripts collections developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has assisted in…