For research assistance, please contact:
John Bence, Assistant Director & University Archivist
Erica Bruchko, African American Studies and U.S. History Librarian
Names on Emory University's campuses reflect the institution’s history. Appointed in 2020, the University Committee on Naming Honors reviewed new historic and contested historic names associated with buildings, spaces, programs, scholarships, and other honors named for individuals in Emory’s history. Atticus Greene Haygood, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, George Foster Pierce, and Robert Mearns Yerkes were among the historic Emory figures that were reviewed in the committee's 2021 report. This guide provides a number of resources on the life and times of select individuals that help to contextualize the university’s recent examination of its named spaces and programs.
The following photos can be found in the Office of Alumni Publications photographs collection in Emory Digital Collections.
Law School (now Carlos Hall), Emory University, 1918
Postcard of Law School (formerly Lamar Law School), Emory University, undated
Longstreet and Means Hall, Emory University, 1955
Pierce Science Hall, Oxford College, 1903