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Emory’s Rose Library acquires rare Piranesi books through collaboration

In the Teaching and Learning Studio at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, students in Sarah McPhee’s Italian Baroque Architecture class crowded around “Le Antichità Romane,” four large 18th-century volumes opened to the etchings created by artist, architect and printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi. As McPhee and graduate student Abbey Hafer gently…

Emory University acquires archive of dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University has acquired the papers of dancers, activists, and artists Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder. Emory University will award de Lavallade an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at its 2018 commencement ceremony on Monday, May 14. “This is such an amazing collection, with…

Rose Library acquires work of “Atlanta’s Andy Warhol,” Jon Arge

by Hal Jacobs Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library has acquired the papers of Atlanta artist and photographer Jon Arge. The collection consists of photographs, artwork, event files, printed material and a journal. One of the most remarkable aspects of the collection are the more than 5,000 Polaroid photographs that document Atlanta’s…

Excellence of program and faculty featured in “History of Teaching Medicine at Emory” exhibit

The history of the Emory University School of Medicine is on display in a new exhibit at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library. “History of Teaching Medicine at Emory” highlights significant achievements and people who have built Emory’s School of Medicine into one of the top medical schools in the Southeast. Photographs, textbooks, medical instruments, and other memorabilia…

Japanese Studies librarian Lawrence Hamblin: A knack for finding obscure informational gems

Librarians at Emory can help students in a multitude of ways, and the subjects that they specialize in are often surprising. Lawrence Hamblin is Emory Libraries’ Japanese and Korean Studies librarian, and his East Asian expertise has enabled him to help faculty and students discover resources they would never have thought to look for. Hamblin’s…

New Student Production Studio opens at Woodruff Library for video project needs

The newly created Student Production Studio, located on Level 1 of the Woodruff Library, is on-air and online, ready for reservations. The studio gives student groups and classes a place to work on video, audio and photography production projects. It provides access to high-quality production equipment, professional-grade lighting, soundproof audio recording capabilities, and even a green…

Emory’s Science Commons exhibit has robot theme and science quotes for Atlanta Science Fest

For the second year, the Emory Libraries’ Science Commons in the Atwood Chemistry Center is collaborating with the Atlanta Science Festival (ASF), inviting visitors to interact with a new exhibit that features robot-themed books and a science quotes wall. The exhibit, open now through the end of March, has a display of science- related books from the…

Emory acquires letters by author Harper Lee

A collection of personal correspondence and memorabilia of renowned novelist Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Go Set a Watchman,” has been acquired by Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. The letters, written between 1956 and 1961, are from Lee to New York architect and close personal…

Remembering Raymond Danowski, who placed legendary poetry library at Emory University

The Emory community is mourning the loss of Raymond Danowski, a generous benefactor of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, who contributed a vast collection of 20th-century poetry and related materials that has become a world-renowned resource for research and scholarship. Danowski, 74, died at his home in South Africa on Feb. 2…

Emory University’s Rose Library acquires papers of Obama inaugural poet Richard Blanco

by Maureen McGavin The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library has acquired the papers of poet Richard Blanco, who became widely recognized after reading his poem, “One Today,” at the second inauguration of former President Barack Obama in 2013.  The collection includes first editions of published books, commissioned and occasional poems (such…