Note from the Director

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library collects the stories of our community and helps all users engage with them. Our extensive manuscript, archival, and rare book collections include the Emory University Archives, African American Collections, Literary and Poetry collections, along with collections documenting Political, Cultural, and Social Movements.

The common thread among the collections is that each and every item collected, and preserved, bears witness to a historical moment and allows todays and tomorrow’s citizens to engage directly with evidence of the past. The collections tell the stories of the individuals and the organizations that have contributed to the world in which we live and reveal the networks and relationships that comprise modern society. From Irish Poets awarded Nobel prizes for poetry written in the language of their English oppressors to African American women writers who advocated for change and reckoning by reading and writing when it was illegal to do so, the collectionreflect generations of change wrought by those whose papers the Rose Library has the great honor of caring for.

Along with my colleagues in the Rose Library, I look forward to welcoming you to engage and connect with the histories revealed in the marvelous collections that comprise the library.

-Jennifer Gunter King, Director