Saving your Snapshots: Tips for Preserving Digital Photographs

By Meg Tuomala, digital archivist on September 26, 2012

This post is the second in a series where University Archives’ digital archivist, Meg Tuomala, will explore practical tips for archiving your own personal digital materials. Find earlier posts here. Does this scene look familiar?   Photo credit: Microsoft Office These days we all seem to love tak...

Danforth Campus History

By Miranda Rectenwald on September 20, 2012

Six years ago this month, September 2006, the WU campus was officially renamed the Danforth Campus.  Below: Workers install the new campus signs. The renaming honors former Chancellor William H. Danforth and the Danforth Family for their contributions and long support to the University.    Browse...

Back to School Shopping with MGHL

By MGHL Staff on September 12, 2012

Classes have begun, but do you have everything you need? Take a look at these advertisements — you may see a few things you forgot. All images are from the Periodicals Collections or the Charles Craver Collection. Blazers and loafers make “the perfect outfit.” This Penaljo ad ap...

Washington University Beginnings: From the Desk of William Greenleaf Eliot

By Bianca Lopez, PhD candidate in History on September 12, 2012

In 1853, St. Louis businessman Wayman Crow requested a charter for a proposed seminary from the state legislature of Missouri. In his request, he called it Eliot Seminary, after William Greenleaf Eliot, his good friend of twenty years. However, he did not tell Eliot beforehand, and when the chart...

Greater and More Enduring: WU Campus Traditions

By Miranda Rectenwald, Archives Assistant on September 5, 2012

“Such an atmosphere may at times stunt the growth of ephemeral campus traditions; but it nourishes the great tradition of learning, to which every university worthy of the name owes first allegiance.”  These words conclude an elegant preface in the 1932 Hatchet yearbook, written by Ra...