Take a Trip to the United Kingdom

By MGHL Staff on September 25, 2014

After last week’s referendum, it turns out that the United Kingdom will indeed stay united … at least for the time being.  Take an illustrated trip with Modern Graphic History Library to jolly ol’ England and the rest of the UK. by Robert Andrew Parker, date unknown You will wan...

Campus Now &Then: Brookings Hall

By Miranda Rectenwald on September 22, 2014

Campus Then: Brookings Hall (then called University Hall) under construction on September 22, 1900: Campus Now: Brookings Hall 114 years later, via live web-cam (You need an iframes capable browser to view this content.)

Visual Harmony : A Look At Classical Music Album Covers

By MGHL Staff on September 18, 2014

Back in August 1994, President Bill Clinton issued Proclamation 6716 stating the month of September to be Classical Music Month.  In celebration of this, Modern Graphic History Library looks at various illustrated album covers of classical recordings from the 1950s – 1970s. by Cliff Condak,...

Black Position Paper, 1968

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on September 17, 2014

As you read the following, as yourself: How much has changed at WashU since 1968? How much has not changed? What can we do to keep improving the safety and equality of students at our school? Excerpts from the Black Position Paper, December 6, 1968: The following statement is issued by The Associ...

Walk the Runway with Retro St. Louis Fashions

By MGHL Staff on September 11, 2014

Just because it’s Fashion Week in New York, that doesn’t mean we can’t have our own fashion show here in St. Louis.  From its offices on the lower level of a former Famous-Barr department store, Modern Graphic History Library presents a runway of retro St. Louis fashions. Empire...

Fashion Design Program Records

By Jennifer Kirmer on September 10, 2014

The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts includes a number of programs, including the Fashion Design Program. The records for this program are now available for all researchers at the Washington University Archives. These unique records have many visual elements that provide great insight to ...

Some Sidelights on the Steedman Fellowship, its Benefactors and its Beneficiaries

By Esley Hamilton, architectural historian on September 3, 2014

An entertaining article about Victor Gilbertson appeared in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of The Confluence, the regional studies journal of Lindenwood University.  ” ‘Everything May Yet Turn Out All Right’: An Architect’s Adventures in 1939-40 Europe,” by Miranda Rectenwald, tells how G...

Get Ready for Some Football With the David Boss Collection

By MGHL Staff on September 2, 2014

The NFL season starts this week.  In celebration, Modern Graphic History Library presents NFL football publications from the David Boss Collection. David Boss was an artist, illustrator, and photographer who was the Creative Director of NFL Properties for 26 years.  Boss was the artist who redesi...