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Jennifer Gunter King and Nick Twemlow on Literary Collections through Relationships: The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University

April 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm CDT

Sponsored by The Caxton Club

The Rose Library at Emory University is the home of inspiring and deeply compelling poetry and literature collections that feature the papers, materials, and books of Flannery O’Connor, Alice Walker, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Natasha Trethewey, Salman Rushdie, and many more writers whose works have helped shape global cultural discourse for decades.

In 2004, Emory acquired the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, which was the most significant private library of twentieth-century English language poetry in the world. This acquisition, featuring over 85,000 volumes (first editions, broadsides, posters, serials, and much more), established the Rose Library as a crucial center for the study of twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry.

Emory’s distinctive collections and stature as a major poetry library are the culmination of shared vision and friendships between Emory librarians, faculty, administration, donors, and the authors whose papers Emory has collected, preserved, and made available to students, scholars, filmmakers, biographers, and many other communities.

Jennifer Gunter King, the Director of the Rose Library, and Nick Twemlow, the Rose Library’s Literary and Poetry Collections Librarian, will explore exciting developments in this era of collecting and research that are enabled by digital scholarship, changing modes of discovery, and the relationship- and friendship-building that supports and sustains the library.


Zoom presentation is free and open to all. Program will be live streamed and Zoom attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A. Registration for attendance via Zoom is required.