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Featured Collections

Digital Collections Film & Media Archive

Eyes on the Prize

A 14-part series that is considered to be the definitive documentary on the Civil Rights Movement.

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D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Al Parker Collection

Includes personal and professional development materials, photographs of artist models, original artwork, and published materials featuring his artwork.

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Manuscript Collections Modern Literature Collection

William Gaddis

Consists largely of the author's own manuscript material and a substantial amount of personal and general correspondence, particularly to editors,…

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Rare Book Collections

Julian and Hope Edison Collection of Miniature Books

Julian and Hope Edison Collection of miniature books includes over 3,500 titles.

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Campus Architecture

Explore Washington University's historic architecture through our digitized resources.

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