Race, Ethnicity, & Identity at the Modern Graphic History Library

By MGHL Staff on August 29, 2012

We’ve created a new research guide for anyone interested in researching race and ethnicity in the Modern Graphic History Library’s collections. It provides an overview of what kind of materials and images we have and how to find them, relevant digital image collections, and recommende...

Preserving your Digital Memories: Why it’s Important

By Meg Tuomala, digital archivist on August 22, 2012

This post is the first in a series titled “Make it Last Longer” where University Archives’ digital archivist, Meg Tuomala, will explore practical tips for archiving your own personal digital materials. Every day we leave traces of our digital lives around the Web, on our computers, an...

New and Notable: Monsanto Company Records (accrual)

By Hadley Davis, Student Worker on August 15, 2012

An extensive accrual has been added to the Monsanto Company Records.  Materials included in the collection range from documents and photographs of operating facilities, company products, company history, community relations, and company publications.  The collection also includes biographical inf...

Mario Cooper Illustrating Agatha Christie

By MGHL Staff on August 15, 2012

During her lifetime, British mystery writer Agatha Christie published 66 detective novels. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s — the peak of Christie’s career — in the U.S. these works often first appeared as serials in magazines like Collier’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and R...

Happy Birthday

By Miranda Rectenwald, University Archives Assistant on August 8, 2012

Happy Birthday to Washington University co-founder Rev. William G. Eliot To celebrate his legacy, Bears Repeating is featuring a monthly entry, “From the Desk of William Greenleaf Eliot” highlighting selections from his many letters, journals, and other personal papers located at Univ...

From the Desk of William Greenleaf Eliot

By Bianca Lopez, PhD Candidate in History on August 1, 2012

Today’s post commemorates the two hundred and first birthday of William Greenleaf Eliot, civic reformer, abolitionist, and co-founder of Washington University in St. Louis, who was born on August 5th, 1811. To celebrate his legacy, Bears Repeating will feature a monthly entry on Eliot, each one f...