Department of Special Collections

Washington University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections is open to the public and welcomes researchers from both on campus and off. An active program of class visits, exhibitions, workshops, and public events highlight the Department’s vital role in scholarship at Washington University and beyond.



By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on May 21, 2016

Laptops and computers have become so crucial to our understanding of higher education that it’s odd to think of how recent the introduction of this...


Eyes on the Prize Rebroadcast

By Alison Carrick on May 9, 2016

On May 6-7 Eyes on the Prize was rebroadcast on Nine PBS and in the Public Media Commons at Grand Center. With special guest Judi Hampton, sister o...


Happy Birthday, Mona Van Duyn!

By k.lamb on May 9, 2016

Mona Van Duyn   May 9th marks the 1921 birthday of Mona Van Duyn, world renowned poet, academic, editor and founder of Perspective: A Quarterl...