News and Feature Articles
Drawing from a range of projects, Rhodes students work to keep history alive through digital preservation and scholarship.
Board of Trustees Chair Cary Fowler ’71 was interviewed about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault July 24 on NPR’s “Fresh Air.”
Stax oral histories offer a compelling narrative of a critical point in Memphis’ musical and political past.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Memphis Star covered the city's music scene. Rhodes students are making sure that history stays alive.
In 1968, Michael Johnson at LeMoyne-Owen College asked students who marched in support of the striking Memphis sanitation workers to write about their experience. Today, Rhodes students are ensuring that these riveting slivers of history become available to the public.
Three repositories of periodicals and memorabilia belonging to Vincent Astor ’75, a longtime Memphis gay rights activist, are serving as ongoing resources for Rhodes students interested in LGBT issues, historical preservation, and public history.
The decline of honey bee populations due to pesticide use and climate change has been the buzz for quite some time, so Eilidh Jenness ’17 and other Rhodes students have begun donning beekeeper suits and learning ways to help these “pollination superstars” thrive.