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Josephus Roosevelt Coan: A Long and Well-Lived Life

by Elizabeth Russey Roke, Manuscript Archivist, MARBL Josephus Coan with the Executive Boardof the Transvaal ConferenceWomen's Missionary Society Few people live past 100. Fewer still fill those years with untiring enthusiasm for service and scholarship. In more ways than one, Josephus Roosevelt Coan was exceptional. Born to a farming family in Spartanburg, SC, he went…

Writers: Maurice Sendak

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors, poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community, complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special…

Writers: Eudora Welty

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors, poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community, complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special…

Writers: Margaret Atwood

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors, poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community, complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special…

Writers: Seamus Heaney & Barbara Kingsolver

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors, poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community, complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special…

The Varied Incarnations of Robinson Crusoe

by David Faulds, Rare Book Cataloger, dfaulds emory edu The Life of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, 1719 Robinson Crusoe is one of the few works of fiction whose popularity has lasted not just decades but centuries. MARBL is fortunate to own one of the largest collections of Robinson Crusoe in the world….

Writers: Yusef Komunyakaa

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors, poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community, complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special…

The Imaginative Culture of MARBL

The Writers exhibition, on display in the Schatten Gallery until November, features photographer Nancy Crampton’s pictures of authors, poets, novelists, journalists and other writers. A small selection of MARBL materials, chosen by guest curators from the Emory community, complements each photo. The materials illuminate the connections the writers have with each other and the special…

AUC Woodruff Library Announces Opening of Voter Education Project Collection

“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 Library of Atlanta University Center to uncover and make available previously hidden…

Ask Archivists Day, June 9

June 9 is International Archives Day! In celebration, MARBL is joining #askarchivists day on Twitter. Do you have a burning question about archives that you've always wanted to ask?  Are you dying to find out more about MARBL's holdings?  Now is your chance! Our archivists will be online all day answering your questions. Archivists from…

Robert W. Woodruff Exhibit: The Future Belongs to the Discontented

Submitted by Chris Pollette When you visit the main library at Emory University, chances are you’ll see a statue of a man near the entrance. It’s Robert W. Woodruff, the longtime head of The Coca-Cola Company, former Emory student, and the person for whom the library is named. If you’ve spent any time in Atlanta,…

Selections from Philip Pavia Papers on Display in MARBL

If you've ever wished to be at the heart of American Abstract Expressionism, the Philip Pavia papers will come as close to fulfilling your fantasy as possible.  A selection of the Pavia papers is currently on display in MARBL, viewable from Monday-Saturday, 9am-5:30 pm.   Philip Pavia was a sculptor, an organizer, and a central…