Happy Spring from MGHL

By MGHL Staff on March 28, 2013

Spring 2013 has arrived, even if it doesn’t yet feel like it. Modern Graphic History Library wishes you warm thoughts and the hope your days will be more like this … and less like this … Both images are by Al Parker and appeared in Boys Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.  [...

The Fieldhouse

By Bill Gullion, WU Class 1957, and guest blogger on March 20, 2013

When construction was started on the Fieldhouse in the summer of 1926, Washington University was playing its home games in the Francis Gymnasium and the St. Louis Coliseum. Built for the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games, my best estimate of the seating capacity of the Francis Gym was around 1,000 per...

Eulogy for Freeman George: From the Desk of William Greenleaf Eliot

By By Bianca Lopez, PhD candidate in History on March 6, 2013

As a prominent Unitarian minister in nineteenth-century St. Louis, one of William Greenleaf Eliot’s religious responsibilities was to prepare and deliver funerary sermons for deceased members of his congregation. In 1860, during a brief reprieve before the advent of the Civil War, Eliot drafted s...