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Animals in the Archive

Earlier this year former Newton Graduate Fellow Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli drew our attention to the surprising contents of Box 22 in the Thomas Ellis and Etha Mills Reeve papers: namely, a set of animal tusks, teeth, claws, and skin. Since Alyssa’s original blog post highlighting these unusual items, the several species of animal represented by…

Open Data: Deposit Experience of an Emory Researcher

By Jennifer Doty, Data Management Specialist, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship With Open Access Week 2013 well under way, we turn our attention to the related issue of “open data”–specifically the policies and procedures emerging in the research and publishing realms to make data underlying journal articles more readily available and accessible for future researchers….

Social Science Fall Newsletter Now Available!

The October 2013 issue of Information for Social Scientists (ISS) is now available at http://guides.main.library.emory.edu/IFSS_October2013    ISS is the General Libraries/LITS e-only newsletter that highlights information issues, resources, and services of interest to Emory social scientists, particularly graduate students and faculty.  The theme of this  issue is “NEW”: new university librarian, new website, new services,…

Read The New York Times on the Web with Academic Pass

With The New York Times Academic Pass, Emory faculty, students, and staff receive a 24 hour pass that allows them to read unlimited articles free of charge in the Web version of The New York Times. ***See below for other ways to view current and historical NYTimes articles. First-time Users of Academic Pass: Click on…

A Beautifully Illustrated Book in the Seydel Collection

A remarkable and unique work from MARBL‘s Paul Bernard Seydel Memorial Collection of works relating to Belgium is Théâtre, a collection of plays by the Belgian writer Maurice Maeterlinck. The three volume set was published in Brussels in 1901-1902 in an edition of 110 copies. While it’s an attractive publication there was nothing particularly special…

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….

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,…

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…

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…