Happy Birthday Jack Unruh

By MGHL Staff on July 31, 2013

It’s Jack Unruh’s birthday!  Unruh is a Washington University graduate, who graduated in 1957 with a B.F.A. in Magazine Illustration.  He received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1988. Unruh was inducted into the Society’ of Illustrator’s Hall of Fame ...

New and Notable: John W. Bennett Papers (accrual) and Jane Loevinger Papers

By Torry O’Connor, Southeast Missouri State University intern on July 24, 2013

In University Archives, one recently updated collection is the John W. Bennett Papers. Dr. Bennett (1916-2005) earned his doctorate in anthropology from the University of Chicago and taught sociology and anthropology at Ohio State University before coming to teach the same courses at Washington U...

Clawing His Way To the Top : A Look At Wolverine

By MGHL Staff on July 24, 2013

This weekend The Wolverine debuts in movie theaters.  It is the second solo movie for the moody and often violent X-Man character, Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman. Back cover of Wolverine #1, by John Bolton, November 1988. Wolverine debuted in October 1974 as a character in The Incredible Hulk #...

MGHL Visits the Zoo

By MGHL Staff on July 16, 2013

Let’s enjoy this summer day with a trip to the zoo. The tigers are such majestic animals. Zoo Atlanta special event invitation, designed by Jack Unruh, 2000. The monkeys are always a fan favorite. Fiction illustration for Woman’s Home Companion by Al Parker, May 1935. We could go see ...

Tennis Anyone?

By MGHL Staff on July 10, 2013

Anyone up for a game of tennis?  Now that Wimbledon is over, it’s time to dust off that racquet and start practicing. McCall’s magazine cover, September 1929. I hope you’ve been remembering to use your face cream on a daily basis.  You’ll need a delicate, clear complexion ...

Travel Grant Recipient’s Research in the St. Louis Mayors’ collections

By Sonya Rooney, University Archivist & Mo Speller, WU Department of Special Collections Travel Grant Recipient on July 10, 2013

Mo Speller is a PhD candidate in History at Johns Hopkins University whose research is focused on 19th and 20th century U.S. History.  Mo is a recipient of one of the Department of Special Collections Travel Grants.  In this post, University Archivist Sonya Rooney interviews Mo regarding his rese...

Happy Birthday Robert Weaver

By MGHL Staff on July 5, 2013

Robert Weaver would have been 89 today.  Born in Pittsburgh, he lived until the age of 70, and was a pioneer in transforming illustration from the realistic to the expressive and abstract. Undated Robert Weaver “3-D” artwork Up until Weaver’s time, the typical illustration metho...