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 biographical profiles represented here are just a glimpse of the stories present in the Rose Library. Find more information on our Southern History collections.
Jacob M. Rothschild papers 1933-985
Personal papers of Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild of Atlanta, Georgia consisting of correspondence, writings, clippings, printed and audiovisual materials, and memorabilia From early in his career in Atlanta, Rothschild spoke frequently on civil rights issues through the 1950s and 1960s when that stance was not popular. The bombing of the Temple in October 1958 was one of the negative results of the rabbi's position. Having developed a close friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr., during the early 1960s, Rothschild became less directly involved with the civil rights movement after King's death in 1968.
Billy Howard photographs (MSS 1365).
Calvin Craig papers (MSS 612)
Neighbors Network records (MSS 1009)