Gone to the Dogs with Jon Whitcomb

By MGHL Staff on August 28, 2013

Jon Whitcomb was known for his pictures of ideal, glamorous women in fiction illustrations and advertising during the mid-20th century.  It turns out that some of these glamorous women also had glamorous dogs. In honor of National Dog Day (which was this past Monday), Modern Graphic History Libra...

Moving In WUSTL Style

By Miranda Rectenwald on August 22, 2013

This week brings to campus a flurry of activity as students (and their families and all their belongings) arrive at the South-40.  Offered here is a brief look back at the campus “tradition” of move-in day at Washinton University.  And while the vehicles and hair styles may have chang...

Go Back to School with Two New Exhibits from MGHL

By MGHL Staff on August 21, 2013

It’s time to head back to school.  Let Modern Graphic History Library help you focus your attention back again on school life and school work with two new exhibits. Illustration by Jessie Wilcox Smith for Good Housekeeping, September 1924. At MGHL’s space at West Campus, there is an e...

A Day at the Beach

By MGHL Staff on August 14, 2013

If you watched any of the specials on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, you probably didn’t feel like going near the water anytime soon.  But now that Shark Week is over, you can relax and enjoy a shark free day at the beach. llustration by C.H. Freeman, Ladies Home Journal, September 1...

A Foundational Acquisition: The Krohn Musicology Collection

By Lillian Blotkamp, Graduate Student Assistant on August 13, 2013

In 1967, WU acquired the musicological collection of Ernst C. Krohn, a St. Louis collector, musician, composer, musicologist and teacher.   That collection now forms an important and unique part of the Gaylord Music Library.  It includes not only music scores and festschriften, but also correspon...

Anna on Avery and Artzybasheff

By MGHL Staff on August 7, 2013

This week’s blog post is written by our student worker Anna Karpinski, who has been helping us digitize tear sheets in our collection. Working at the Modern Graphic History Library has been one of my best jobs to date. It’s rare to be able to find something so rewarding and so fun at such a...