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Emory library acquires collection of Jack Kerouac papers, photographs

“The beat goes on for Emory University’s renamed Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, which announced Thursday that it has acquired a significant collection related to Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac. Purchased from Kerouac’s brother-in-law John Sampas, the collection includes photographs of the novelist-poet from 1939 to the end of his life in 1969 and extensive correspondence with fellow Beat writer Neal Cassady. Cassady was the model for the free-spirited Dean Moriarty, a main character of Kerouac’s 1957 novel “On the Road,” a defining countercultural work of the postwar era.” (via AJC)

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Just in time for the Oscars, digital project focuses on Lincoln-based sermons

“With so much attention focused on Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln” and its 12 Academy Award nominations, the Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) and the Beck Center at Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library have embarked on a joint project with aspects that researchers can apply to similar projects – using digital tools to analyze and compare the text of sermons delivered after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. The Beck Center digitizes and curates some of the rare collections housed in the library’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), creating electronic versions of fragile documents. A group of three DiSC graduate fellows are analyzing a collection of digitized texts called “The Martyred President: Sermons Given on the Occasion of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.” Their goals: to use various digital text tools to map geographic and thematic patterns in the 57 sermons. The scholars are calling their project “Lincoln Logarithms: Finding Meaning in Sermons.”

via Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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