New and Notable: Harry Brookings Wallace Papers and Commencement Office Records

By Elizabeth Reecht, University of Missouri practicum student; updated by Miranda Rectenwald on November 20, 2012

The University Archives has a new collection and a new addition to an existing collection for you to explore.  First up, is the Harry Brookings Wallace Collection.  Wallace was the nephew of Washington University Board of Trustees member Robert Somers Brookings, and was president and acting chanc...

A memorial to those who served in the Great War

By Miranda Rectenwald on November 14, 2012

In honor of Veterans’ Day, this post highlights the archived records of the Washington University Memorial Association, a group founded in order to create “a memorial commemorating those persons affiliated with Washington University, who rendered national service in the Great War, and...

Thrill Seekers Exhibit Now Available Online

By MGHL Staff on November 9, 2012

Remember that exhibit we mentioned a few weeks ago? Well, in case you aren’t able to visit Olin Library, you can now view Thrill Seekers: The Rise of Men’s Magazines online. Like the in-person exhibit, the digital companion features the original artwork, tear sheets, and whole issues ...

New and Notable: Evening Whirl Newspaper Collection

By Sonya Rooney on November 7, 2012

University Archives’ new acquisition Evening Whirl Newspaper Collection adds to our St. Louis history and African American collections. Benjamin Thomas began publishing Night Whirl in 1938, a weekly newspaper covering music and entertainment for the black population of St. Louis.  However, within...