Southern History

Emory has collected manuscripts, archives and rare books related to Southern history for nearly 100 years. The Rose Library's collections are particularly strong in the history of the American Civil War and the history of the civil rights and post-civil rights eras. The Rose Library is also strong in research collections devoted to the social and cultural history of the American South, with a particular emphasis on Georgia and Atlanta. Areas of particular strength include: the Civil War, Methodism, journalism, Jewish history and culture. The Rose Library continues to build its holdings of books printed in the South, with the J. Durelle Boles Collection of Southern Imprints adding significant strength in this area.

Civil War

Southern Religion

Georgia Philanthropists

Southern History and Culture

Rose Library Historic Map Collection

The Rose Library holds a unique collection of printed maps and atlases, especially maps related to Atlanta, Georgia and the South. These maps can be accessed online through Emory's Digital Gallery.

  • From the list on the left, under Emory University Collections, choose the Rose Library Historic Map Collection.
  • You can browse the maps or enter key terms in the search box.
  • The high-resolution allows the user to zoom in clearly.