NHPRC Grant Update

By Alison Carrick on June 3, 2016

Washington University Film & Media Archive staff have been hard at work on the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project made possible by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant. More than 80 interviews from Eyes on the Prize have been digitized by ...

East Asian Library Monthly New Book List (May 2016)

By tchang on June 3, 2016

The East Asian Library’s latest monthly new book list (covering titles added to the collections in May, 2016) is now available. Check it out at http://libguides.wustl.edu/c.php?g=46908&p=301372.

Health-Care Access for Low-Income People of Color and Pruitt-Igoe

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on June 3, 2016

The Pruitt-Igoe high-rise housing projects were developed in the 1950s as a response to slums and overcrowded living in the city of St. Louis and the flight of white middle-class families to the suburbs. However, the state neglected to maintain the buildings or provide services to the majority lo...

Papers of Poet Mary Jo Bang Now Available for Viewing and Research

By Julie Hale on June 2, 2016

The papers of acclaimed poet and WU faculty member Mary Jo Bang are now available for viewing and research in the Department of Special Collections. Bang, a Missouri native, has taught in WU’s English Department since 2000. She is the author of seven poetry collections and a translation of Dante’...

MLC Book Anniversary: Answer Back

By k.lamb on June 1, 2016

Donald Finkel’s Answer Back   June 1st marks the original publication date of Donald Finkel‘s poetry book Answer Back, which premiered in 1968. Finkel’s book was inspired by his explorations in Mammoth Cave National Park, and each of its sections–“Mummy Valley&#...