Award-winning poet Major Jackson to read his work at Emory University

Major Jackson, an award-winning poet and host of the podcast “The Slowdown,” will give a public reading during a visit to Emory University on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2023, at 3 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts on the Emory campus. Jackson’s books will be for sale at the reading, with a signing Read More …

Rose Library’s William Dawson items to be exhibited at ASO concerts

Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (Rose Library) is partnering with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) for the upcoming ASO concert series featuring Conrad Tao on February 23 and 24 at the Woodruff Arts Center. The concert features Alabama composer William Levi Dawson’s “Negro Folk Symphony” (1934, revised ca. 1952). Rose Read More …

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023

On January 27, we honor those whose lives were forever changed by Nazism on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the anniversary of the liberation of more than 6,000 people from Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet forces, is a day of international mourning for the suffering of the millions of victims of the Holocaust, Read More …

Historical markers at two pioneering public housing sites to be dedicated Oct. 11 in open ceremonies

Georgia Historical Society markers will be unveiled on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at the sites of two pioneering public housing developments that first opened in the 1930s. The ceremonies are open to the public. The first, at 1 p.m., will take place at the Techwood Homes cupola building at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Read More …

Rose Library condemns attack on Salman Rushdie

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University expresses deep concern for Salman Rushdie’s well-being and sends every good wish for his recovery from a violent attack last week. In 2006, when the library acquired the papers of Salman Rushdie, the acquisition marked an important commitment to the long-term stewardship Read More …

Rose Library opens Pride Month with exhibit on queer pulp fiction

The Rose Library is kicking off Pride Month with a new exhibit, “Forbidden Loves and Secret Lusts: Selections from the Golden Age of Queer Pulp Fiction,” featuring queer pulp novels from its collections. Pulp novels—paperback books printed on cheap paper and distributed at magazine stands and drug stores—revolutionized the way that America read in the Read More …

Emory’s Rose Library receives NEH grant for Black Print Culture project

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a planning grant of $46,630 to the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University for The Wayfinder Project: Revealing Black Print Culture to a Linked World, 1830-. The Wayfinder project is an initiative to reimagine James Danky and Maureen Hady’s 1998 “African Read More …

Sin City in Alabama: Archives and the art of a native son

Nestled along the western bank of the Chattahoochee River, bordering the state of Georgia, sits the small town of Phenix City, Alabama. Here in this valley, during the mid-20th century, Phenix City’s local officials allowed a criminal network of drugs, gambling, gruesome murders, sex trafficking, and illegal adoptions to flourish. In 1954, prompted by the Read More …

Emory acquires rare materials highlighting work of Bram Stoker, renowned author of “Dracula”

Click here to read the feature article “Vampire in the Library: Bram Stoker collection celebrates his literary immortality at Emory’s Rose Library” Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library has acquired what some are describing as the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare materials highlighting the work of Bram Stoker, 19th Read More …

Apollo 15 exhibit brings humanities impact of historic exploration to life

Students, faculty, and staff returning to the Emory campus this fall can take a vicarious trip to the moon with the Apollo 15 exhibit on Level 3 of the Robert W. Woodruff Library. “Apollo 15: Digital Exploration on the 50th Anniversary of the Mission” was fully completed as Emory returned to classes August 25. The Read More …

Emory Digital Collections expanding to showcase new content

Since Emory Libraries launched the Emory Digital Collections resource in April 2020 with three inaugural collections available, library staff have been working to make more digital collections accessible through the site. Emory Digital Collections, a digital repository intended to preserve and provide access to Emory’s unique digital collections, is the product of a multi-year initiative Read More …

Rose Library to welcome new African American collections curator at Black History Month event Feb. 23

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will introduce its new curator of African American collections at a Black History Month event online on Feb. 23, 2021. Clinton Fluker, an Emory alumnus who has worked in the Rose Library and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, begins his duties on Feb. 8. Read More …