Pearl Cleage, the nationally recognized playwright, poet, novelist, social activist and Atlanta resident, has placed her papers at Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. The collection is now open to researchers.
Caption: Lucille Clifton as a child. Photographer unknown. Circa 1940. Credit: Lucille Clifton papers, MARBL at Emory University.
Treasures from the archive of the late poet Lucille Clifton, including rare unpublished poems and some of her earliest children’s books, will be featured in upcoming exhibitions from the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University.
First-year Emory students enjoying the pizza party in 2011.
Robert W. Woodruff Library is welcoming Emory’s 1,300 new students with three fun and helpful activities that will familiarize them with the resources and services they’ll come to rely on during their Emory years.
Emory University Professor Natasha Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who was recently appointed the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate, will serve as keynote speaker for the 7th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival. *** UPDATE: Tickets are no longer available for this event. ***
Photo: Students at Voorhees Normal and Industrial School, Denmark, SC 1913. From the Robert Langmuir African American Photo Collection at MARBL, Emory University.
A rare collection of nearly 10,000 photographs depicting African American life from the late 19th and early 20th centuries has been acquired by Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) from photo collector Robert Langmuir of Philadelphia.
Photo: Protesters gather to support the Charleston hospital workers strike in South Carolina, 1969. Ralph David Abernathy was arrested twice during these demonstrations, and penned his "Letter from a Charleston Jail" while imprisoned. Credit: Photo from the SCLC archives, MARBL at Emory University.