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.


Photo by Roderick Coover

Robert Coover Reading November 1

By Alison Carrick on October 21, 2016

Please join us for Robert Coover’s upcoming Neureuther Library Lecture Series reading  November 1, 2016 ~ 7:00 PM Olin Library, Special Collections...


Remembering Mary Wickes

By Sonya Rooney on October 18, 2016

We are remembering one of our alums,  Mary Wickes, who died on October 22, 1995 / 21 years ago this weekend. Mary Wickes was an alum of Washington ...

Evening Lecture. Photo by Mary Butkus

Dowd Lecture Online

By Skye Lacerte on October 18, 2016

On September 27, over 100 people gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library in Steinberg Hall at th...