UGA Press Announces the Rose Library Series in Collaboration with Emory Libraries

Clinton R. Fluker (Credit: Courtesy of Emory University)

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce a new series in collaboration with the Emory Libraries, The Emory Libraries Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Books published in the series include Dear Regina: Flannery O’Connor’s Letters from Iowa, Emory as Place: Meaning in a University Landscape and the forthcoming After a Thousand Tears: Poems by Georgia Douglas Johnson.

The Rose Library promotes access, learning, equity and justice by documenting, preserving and making accessible a variety of historical materials ranging from African American history and culture, political, social and cultural movements, rare books, Emory University archives, literature and poetry.

“Archival research is foundational to creating an academic discourse marked by historical evidence, rigorous debate and intellectual freedom. In a world marked by fast-paced industry, technological innovation and cries for new social infrastructures, the archives provide both creative and analytical opportunities for dynamic and diverse approaches to our collective futures,” said Clint R. Fluker, series editor and curator of African American Collections at the Rose Library.

The Rose Library series at the University of Georgia Press contributes to this work by supporting important scholarship that utilizes Rose Library collections and/or opens dialogue that shares a strong connection to the materials. The editors are particularly interested in studies that broaden the scope of how to view archival research by focusing on stories from the collections that often go untold, untaught and unstudied. The Rose Library series seeks proposals that are clear, concise and most keenly address the themes outlined in this call. Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection of scholars, subject experts, archivists, curators and the publishing team.

“This collaboration is a perfect fit with our mission to publish accessible primary documents and scholarship on diverse and relevant topics with the public. Partnering with the Rose Library draws on our mutual and individual organizational strengths and has been a real pleasure,” said Lisa Bayer, director of UGA Press.

Book proposals for the Rose Library series can be submitted to the series editor, Clinton R. Fluker (cfluke2 (@) emory.edu), or to the UGA Press acquisitions editor, Beth Snead (bsnead (@) uga.edu).

About Emory Libraries:

Ranked among the top 20 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in North America, Emory Libraries serves as an interdisciplinary, intellectual commons for our campuses in Atlanta and Oxford, Georgia. The libraries include the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Goizueta Business Library, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, Pitts Theology Library, Oxford College Library and the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. To learn more about Emory Libraries, visit http://www.libraries.emory.edu.

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