The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library houses approximately 150,000 print titles, and over 1,350 collections measuring over 15,000 linear feet of material (that’s nearly 3 miles worth of boxes) documenting our common cultural heritage. In addition to curating major exhibitions such as Still Raising Hell, the library welcomes approximately 1,000 patrons each year to conduct research with its holdings and another 1,200 college and K-12 students for classes and instruction sessions.

Rose Library collects in five main subject areas:

The Rose Library is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library in the heart of Emory University's main Atlanta campus. It is a closed-stacks library which means that all of its collections are located in secure areas and are accessible in our on-site reading room. If you are planning to visit the Rose Library, you can find more information on preparing for your visit and what to expect when you arrive on the Reading Room page. Information on parking, accommodations and directions can be found on the Visitor Information page.

For more information about the Rose Library's African American collections, please contact:

Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D.

Curator of African American Collections



Randall K. Burkett

Research Curator for African American Collections