Gems of the CollectionPWheatley

Rare Book Collection:
Wheatley, Phyllis.
Poems on various subjects, religious and moral, 1773.

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                         DIVIDED STATES
                        Fine Art Exhibition 

Sunday, February 18. – Sunday, March 25.  



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In recognition of Black History Month (2017) the Auburn Avenue Research Library will present Divided States a select exhibition of artwork curated by Tracy Murrell from various visual art series by renowned artist CharlyPalmer (“Tar Baby”, “White Wash”, “Stain-glass”, Eminent Domain”, “Blackness” and the most recent “Silent”). Divided States boldly chronicles the unending evolution of a profound socially consciences artistic vision, that unapologetically roots the Black experience at the center of American History. Charly Palmer’s intrepid textural brushwork, signature bold color palette, and eloquent layering technique form a perfect union that gives voice to, we the people who continue to live in the Divided States of America.




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Documenting African American Education:  The Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Digital Library of Georgia NHPRC Digitization Project


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                   Mrs. Selena Sloan Butler


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In 2010 the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (AARL), a special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS), and the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) received funds from the National Historical Papers and Records Commission (NHPRC) to digitize and make Web-accessible late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century manuscript collections that document the historical development of education for African Americans, primarily in the South, from the early 1860s to the early 1950s. The eleven collections digitized for this grant are accessible via our AARL Finding Aids webpage. The collections include: Atlanta University Collection, Adam Knight Spence and John Wesley Work Collection, Samuel Archer Collection, Sanford Lee Papers, Auburn Branch Library Records, Annie L. McPheeters Papers, Helen Adele Johnson Whiting Papers, Peyton Austin Allen Papers, James Frank Harrison Family Collection, Selena Sloan Butler Family Papers and the William B. Matthews Papers.


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