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The Harleston Family Papers from a Processor’s Perspective

  Share Related Story: MARBL Blog entry about John Biggers, another African American artist whose collections are housed in MARBL Related Links:  Edwin A. Harleston Finding Aid African AmericanCollections at MARBL  Join the discussion As a literary scholar, I find it refreshing to take on historical projects in my second life as a graduate student…

The Art of Bookbinding

Theatre, Maurice Maeterlinck, 1901-1902,modern morocco binding with delicate color detailing   Share Related Entries: Rare Books in MARBL's Blog  Join the discussion Today we take for granted that if we purchase a book it will come with a protective paper or cloth binding but this has not always been the case. The concept of the…

Conditions: A Magazine of Writing by Women With an Emphasis on Writing by Lesbians

Cover of Conditions: Five“The Black Women's Issue“   Share Related Links: LGBT Research Guide African American Research Guide  Join the discussion MARBL is honored to add Conditions: a magazine of writing by women with an emphasis on writing by lesbians to our holdings. Conditions comes to MARBL through a generous gift made possible by Professor…

Researching William Levi Dawson in MARBL

  Share Related Links: William Levi Dawson Finding Aid Research Guide to African American Collections in MARBL  Join the discussion Periodically, the MARBL blog will feature updates and insights from visiting researchers working within MARBL's collections. Gwynne Brown, Assistant Professor of Music History and Music Theory at the University of Puget Sound, spent a month…

MARBL acquires rare Piranesi folio with map

Piranesi's Campus Martius   Share Related Links:  Emory's Views of Rome DiSC Project Stanford's Digital Forma Urbis Romae Proect U of Oregan's Interactive Nolli Map Proect  Join the discussion Emory’s MARBL has been collecting items for our ‘Views of Rome’ collection for over a decade, and we are pleased to announce the latest acquisition: PIRANESI,…

James Harvey Young Papers

  Share Related Links:  James Harvey Youngin MARBL collectionsEmory UniversityHistory Department  Join the discussion The James Harvey Young papers (opening soon) will be an exciting new addition to the Emory University Archives holdings. The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, research, teaching materials, and a multitude of records pertaining to Emory University committees and governance. Dr. James Harvey…

Additions to the Theodore Draper Research Files

by Will Love, Graduate Processing Assistant The Iran-Contra Affair,Previously classified documentation from federal agenciesand private sources MARBL is pleased to announce new and updated additions to the collected manuscripts of Theodore Draper (MSS 579).  The collection now includes nineteen boxes of materials used by Draper during research for his book, A Very Thin Line: The…

Southern Seaside Fun in the Early 20th Century!

by Randy Gue, Curator of Modern Political and Historical Collections, MARBL Palm Beach Fishing Pier, 1908,from the Photo Album of Mrs. C.G. Talcott,African American Photograph Collection Let me ask you a question: What did you do on your last vacation? Did you journey to Florida and sit on the beach? Did you play a round…

A Curious Record from South Carolina Plantations

List of Negroes at Hagley,Weehawka and True BluePlantations, 1860<Click for Full Cover Image> by David Faulds, Rare Book Librarian, dfaulds emory edu A bibliographical mystery in MARBL's rare book collection is a small eleven page pamphlet, published in 1860, titled List of Negroes at Hagley, Weehawka & True Blue Plantations. The text is…

Go On Tour With the Glee Club in the Emory University Archives

by John Bence, Research Library Fellow, Emory University Archives The Glee Club, 1926-27,Emory University Archives In the 1920s, the Emory University Glee Club was a blockbuster group, touring not only all of Georgia and the South but also New York, Washington, Havana, London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Founded on the Emory College campus in Oxford, Ga.,…

Paterson attracts full house with poems from humorous to mournful

Scottish poet Don Paterson gave a public reading at the Robert W. Woodruff Library on April 11, closing out the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series 2011-2012 season on a high note. Paterson's reading was candid, ranging from humorous to mournful, and offered a glimpse into his personal life. The poem “House” is a reaction…

Robert Elijah Jones Papers (1872-1965)

by Christopher Harter, Director of Library and Reference Services, Amistad Research Center “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff…