Historian's Corner

Gary Hauk, senior adviser to the president, serves as the university's first official historian.

Gary Hauk

As university historian, he is formally associated with the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, home of the university's extensive archives and special collections.

He also leads the work of the Traditions and History of Emory (THE) Committee.


Hauk shares his knowledge of Emory history through an array of public events. All are welcome.


Hauk is currently working on a number of projects, including a new book about Emory's history from its 1836 founding to the present. He also publishes in multimedia formats.


Hauk welcomes emails from students, staff, alumni, and others who would like to know more about Emory's development and the people and events of university history.