Letters to Family: From the Desk of William Greenleaf Eliot

By Bianca Lopez, PhD candidate in History on December 19, 2012

The William Greenleaf Eliot Personal Papers also include correspondence from Eliot to family members, friends, and prominent individuals written throughout his lifetime. Some of these letters date to the Civil War period and provide an intimate portrayal of everyday life in a war-time border stat...

HistoryPin site for University Archives

By Elizabeth Reecht , MLS Practicum Student & Miranda Rectenwald, Archives Assistant on December 11, 2012

There is a fun and exciting new way to explore the history of Washington University’s campus — HistoryPin Check out Washinton University Archives on Historypin. The archive has started with photos of Brookings Hall, but will be adding other buildings from around campus as time goes on...

Travel Grant Recipient’s Research on Scholarships

By Thomas Adam, WU Department of Special Collections Travel Grant Recipient on December 5, 2012

Dr. Thomas Adam is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington whose research and publications focus on the place of philanthropy in modern American and European societies since 1800.  Currently, he is working on a study of funding for undergraduate education at American univer...