EMORY LIBRARIES ONLINE EXHIBIT
The Work is Never Finished: Building Inclusive Archives
Throughout its history, Oxford College of Emory University has had many identities. Much of its past has not been fully explored by researchers. For this exhibition, the Oxford College Library’s Archives & Special Collections Team selected records, publications, and artifacts to illustrate unexplored aspects of early Emory College and Oxford College of Emory University history.
This exhibition provides insight into sensitive and troubling events in the college’s history. While great care has been taken to create space in the archives for the experiences of historically excluded and minoritized groups, especially the individuals named or involved in these events, the majority of the collections reflect the perspectives of privileged white men. Material related to ongoing efforts to acknowledge the legacies of slavery and dispossession still impacting the institution are also included, providing opportunities to consider ways to transform present struggles through intentional and sustainable change.