Lightining and Trees and Buildings Oh My!

By Karisa Tavassoli (WU Class 2016) on April 22, 2015

Lightning destruction was not too uncommon throughout the University’s history. On several different occasions, campus buildings were directly hit by lighting and damaged pretty badly. A tower of Graham Chapel was shattered twice, one of the library towers was ruined, a chimney of the Lee d...

A Thin Black Line

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 8, 2015

One of the beautiful things about archive collections are the serendipitous moments when you just happen upon something.  That was the case for how I came across this letter from Eleanore Roosevelt, written to her good friend in St. Louis. Dated May 18, 1945 the letter is typed on mourning statio...