Emory University Archives
The Emory University Archives is charged by the university with collecting, preserving and providing access to records and related materials documenting the history and function of Emory University, its predecessor schools, and related organizations.
The Archives contain the following types of materials:
University records: The Archives collects University records of permanent historical value regardless of format. These include, but are not limited to, minutes, correspondence, reports, and publications produced by administrative, academic, and research units in the course of University business.
Dissertations, theses and honors papers: The Archives receives one copy of each doctoral dissertation, master's thesis and honors paper produced by Emory students. If the General Libraries circulating copy is not available, retrieval of the Archives copy may be requested through EUCLID.
Records of affiliated organizations: The Archives collects the records of alumni, faculty, staff, and student organizations, as well as those which have a close relationship to the university.
Using this research guide
The Emory University Archives contains the records of all kinds that document the life and history of Emory University. The majority of the Archives are available for use in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library (http://marbl.library.emory.edu). Some records related to Oxford College, Health Sciences, the Theology School, and the Law School are held by those entities.
In addition to University Archives material, MARBL also contains manuscript collections with additional information about Emory's history.This guide explores resources located in both Emory University Archives and MARBL manuscript collections.
The tabs in this research guide list the MARBL collections most directly related to the history of Emory University.Here you will find information on background histories and indexes; Emory University records (1836-present); Oxford College of Emory University Records (1915-present); Records of Health Sciences at Emory (1854-present); Candler School of Theology records (1914-present); and Emory Law School records (1916-present). This guide is not intended to be a complete finding aid to the collections. It serves as a preliminary research tool, providing a brief description of holdings with basic information on size, inclusive dates, types of records, and broad subject areas. In addition to browsing these entries, you may wish to search our catalogs:
Find Manuscripts and Archives
This database searches detailed descriptions of manuscript collections, which are called finding aids. Finding aids generally include a description of the collection's creator and contents and a box and folder list. The database includes finding aids for unprocessed collections.
Find Books and More
The Emory Libraries Catalog contains records for the majority of materials held in MARBL and the other university libraries, including rare books, manuscript collections and archives, microforms, and audiovisual materials.
Planning Your Research Visit to MARBL
Please note that not all manuscript collections are housed in MARBL. Some collections are located in an off-site storage facility and must be requested in advance. To ensure your timely accessibility to our collections on and off-site, we appreciate advance notice of the collections you intend to view.
We are happy to assist you as you prepare for your research visit. If you have any questions about our collections, questions regarding MARBL's researcher policies, and/or would like to request materials to be on hold for your research visit, please email email@example.com to the attention of Research Services.