“In This Part of the City, All the Fellows Are Gay:” Exploring the History of LGBTQ Nightlife at St. Louis’s Grand and Olive [2/3]

By Ian Darnell, PhD candidate University of Illinois at Chicago & graduate researcher for Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis on August 2, 2016

[CONTINUED FROM PART 1] Several factors probably played a part in the appearance of an LGBTQ nightlife venue near Grand and Olive in the 1930s. The social makeup of the neighborhood had been changing. In earlier decades, the part of the city to the west of Grand—the West End—had been a relatively...

New Books on Digital Humanities

By Brian Vetruba on August 1, 2016

A selected list of new books on Digital Humanities. Click on the links below to check the status and call number.                      Amongst digital humanists : an ethnographic study of digital knowledge production / Smiljana Antonijević.Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgr...

New Books in other Humanities and Social Science topics, June 2016

By Brian Vetruba on August 1, 2016

A selected lists of new books especially relevant for Comparative Literature in call number order. Click on the link for the call number and availability.  If you’re having trouble find a book, please ask at the Olin Help Desk or contact Brian                     The Oxford dictionary of philosop...

“In This Part of the City, All the Fellows Are Gay”: Exploring the History of LGBTQ Nightlife at St. Louis’s Grand and Olive [1/3]

By Ian Darnell, PhD candidate University of Illinois at Chicago & graduate researcher for Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis on August 1, 2016

Probably no single city block in St. Louis has a longer or more consequential history of LGBTQ nightlife than the 3500 block of Olive Street. From the mid-1930s to end of the 1970s, there was an almost continuous presence of lesbian and gay establishments here. For generations of LGBTQ St. Louisa...