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Rosemary Magee Creativity Conversation with Randall K. Burkett

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Robert W. Woodruff Library

540 Asbury Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Randall Burkett recently retired from the Rose Library after 21 years as a driving force in acquiring African American collections of rare books, manuscripts, serials, photographs and print ephemera. Called a “consummate curator” by his former colleague Kevin Young, Burkett played a key role in securing many important acquisitions, including the papers of Alice Walker and Pearl Cleage, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the extraordinary gift by Camille Billops and James Hatch of their priceless collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and oral histories that would otherwise be lost to history.

“Building Emory’s African American Collections: Highlights from the Curatorial Career of Randall K. Burkett," which opened September 13 in Emory Woodruff Library’s Schatten Gallery, is a retrospective exhibition that features treasures from the vast number of collections Burkett helped acquire during his time at Emory.

During this Creativity Conversation, former Rose Library director Rosemary Magee 82PhD (for whom the series is named) will talk with Burkett about his time as a collector and curator of African American collections and his passion for documenting the African American experience.

6:00 – 7:00 pm Creativity Conversation in the Jones Room
7:00 – 8:00 pm Reception with wine and light refreshments and exhibition viewing in Schatten Gallery

The Rosemary Magee Creativity Conversations highlight creativity and imagination as essential to every discipline and enterprise.

Parking is available in Emory's Fishburne parking deck. Additional event logistics information provided upon registration. For more information, please contact libraryevents@emory.edu or 404-727-7620
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