The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection

By MGHL Staff on July 26, 2012

We’re excited to announce an amazing new addition to the MGHL collections: The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection. A transfer from Washington University’s The Center for the Humanities, the collection contains thousands of comic books, as well as pulp magazines, graphic novel...

Bizarre but True Happenings at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis

By Bianca Lopez, PhD candidate in History on July 25, 2012

In 1904, St. Louis hosted the third ever Olympics, held in conjunction with the World’s Fair. In contrast to today’s Games, however, the contests at that time ranged from the familiar to the outright bizarre. The third Olympiad, the first to be held in the western hemisphere, had barely any regul...

New and Notable: Eliot Family Collection

By Louise Cheli, M.L.S., University Archives practicum student on July 18, 2012

You can now have access to fascinating historical materials related to the family of one of the co-founders of Washington University in St. Louis, William Greenleaf Eliot (1811-1887).  Important materials have been donated to the Archives, such as:  documents about the Mission Free School, the fi...

MGHL at NARA’s Preservation Road Show

By MGHL Staff on July 10, 2012

This week from July 10-12, the National Archives in St. Louis is hosting a Preservation Road Show. This event is free and open to the public and will include workshops, demonstrations, and a panel discussion all aimed at providing instruction and techniques to help you preserve your family or per...

Illustration Conference 7 Recap

By MGHL Staff on July 5, 2012

This past June, Wash U. faculty member and illustrator John Hendrix served as President of the 7th Illustration Conference held in Providence, RI.  We thought that it would be a perfect opportunity to support the conference and attend as exhibitors.  It couldn’t have been more successful or enjoy...