Our African American collections recount the beginnings of people of African descent in North America and extend through the present. These materials reflect the development of social, political, and cultural movements, literature, visual arts, dance, and sports. They document individuals, organizations, and events that celebrate the efforts of well-known public intellectuals and scholars, writers, and religious leaders. They also affirm the contributions of lesser-known, though equally important, community activists, cultural workers, and African Americans representing divergent backgrounds and perspectives.
The Rose Library's LGBTQ political collections (MARBL - LGBT Program Fund) document the work of activists, organizations, and trailblazing political figures to achieve equality. The social and cultural collections include the personal papers of artists and writers as well as the records of social organizations and businesses. It also includes rare books, pamphlets, and periodicals written by and for the LGBTQ community.
The Traveling Exhibitions Program allows Emory Libraries to share our collections and the research of scholars with a wider audience and take our resources to the community, particularly to those areas where students may have less opportunities to engage with such collections. Funding this program would allow the libraries to digitize materials, build exhibits, and expand physical installations. Partnerships that this program develops will deepen Emory Libraries’ engagement with and connection to the community, increase our visibility, and encourage the use of our collections.
The University Libraries Fund for Excellence is the discretionary fund that covers all aspects of the Libraries’ works. Librarians across specific disciplines are continuously looking to grow their collections in order to provide the best resources possible for scholars of their subject matter. Funding for general collections allows Emory Libraries to develop, care for, and expand holdings in every category, and to preserve their materials for future generations.
The Linda Matthews Fund for Special Collections (MARBL Fund for Excellence / Linda Matthews Fund for Special Collections) is the discretionary fund of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. The Rose Library has been shaped and strengthened through the generosity of thousands of individuals who, through the decades, have generously supported the library. We cannot realize our potential without the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations willing to invest in the Library's future.