In addition to materials related to the Civil Rights Movement, MARBL collects print material and ephemera related to many different aspects of African American history and culture. MARBL's holdings include the papers of African American expatriates and cultural figures as well as material related to African Americans in sports, literature, film and art.
MARBL has extensive holdings in modern and contemporary literature, including the papers of Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Salman Rushdie and Alice Walker. MARBL is also home to the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, an extensive collection of more than 75,000 volumes of English-language poetry.
The collections that make up Modern Politics at MARBL document the birth of the Sunbelt South, and the politicians, individuals and organizations who shaped and created the South's contemporary political landscape.
Emory has collected manuscripts, archives and rare books related to Southern history for nearly 100 years. MARBL'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 Emory University Archives holds materials that document the origins, history, development, and activities, and achievements of Emory University, its predecessor schools, and related organizations. The University Archives collects, preserves, and makes available materials related to Emory’s founders, students, faculty, alumni, benefactors, academic departments, administrative offices, and campus organizations.
MARBL holds several hundred thousand volumes of rare books and serials dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries covering a wide range of subjects from religious text to anatomical engravings to avant garde poetry that complement many of MARBL's manuscript holdings.
When possible, MARBL works to make available digitally materials from its manuscript and rare book collections. Some of these are directly accessible through online portals, while others can be found through searching in our online catalog, DiscoverE.