May 16, 2022

Music: Punk is Alive and Well, Thanks to Emory Class and Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

From Emory University:

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library’s punk rock collection, which covers 1980-2009, is essential to the class’s investigation. It allows Fritsch’s students to look extensively at punk history and culture in Atlanta and across the United States. Students spent an entire class period in October in the Rose Library interacting with the punk collection. “Students were having a great time looking through materials, picking up things they didn’t expect to see – like clothing,” Fritsch says.

For student Maggie O’Mahoney, the visit revealed just how extensive an archive can be. “When we visited the Rose Library, we looked at artifacts from zines to photographs and even concert t-shirts. It was extremely eye-opening to see that the Rose considered a wide array of objects for the exhibit,” she says.

Other students found the collection of clothing, posters and fanzines remarkably personal. “Each one of the donors for the various items had some connection to the punk movement in its earlier days, and were willing to display their souvenirs for other visitors to see,” says Yufei Han.

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