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Poetry as Conversation: Recent Additions to the Anthony Hecht Papers

In honor of National Poetry Month, we are proud to highlight recent acquisitions of personal papers, books, and artwork given to MARBL by Helen Hecht, wife of the late Poet Laureate of the United States, Anthony Hecht. Art is not created in a vacuum.  This is especially true for poetry, which, I would argue, more…

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,…

Do-It-Yourself Digital Preservation

Here on the Digital Archives team in MARBL, we know that keeping track of your digital assets can be overwhelming. You may have files stored on multiple computers, not to mention in the cloud. Over the last fifteen years, you’ve probably accumulated a number of email accounts and even more profile pages: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,…

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…

A Chance Meeting in MARBL

It happens sometimes that MARBL has multiple patrons visiting and using our reading room at the same time who are working on similar themes or researching the same collections. In those cases, we like to let the patrons know so they can possibly discuss their work and gain further insights into their research. On October…

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…

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…

Discovering Atlanta: Confederate Currency

Many aspects of the Civil War which didn’t necessarily occur directly in Atlanta or even in Georgia, had a direct impact on Atlanta’s citizens. When the South seceded from the Union, it almost immediately fell into a financial crisis. Problems of inflation plagued the Confederacy throughout the war. There was not a great deal of…