Olin Transformation Update

By Julie Hale on February 22, 2017

Starting on February 22, two construction partitions associated with the Olin Library Transformation will be installed in Olin on Levels 1 and 2 near the atrium. This work is expected to continue through February 24. Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 3 p.m., high levels of activity and noise are ex...

Upcoming Network Maintenance at WU Libraries

By Julie Hale on February 21, 2017

The project to move WU Libraries from standard telephone service to new Voice Over Internet Protocol service has begun and will require some short off-hours network downtime for various areas of Olin Library. This downtime specifically affects connected networked devices such as staff and public ...

East Asian Library on KSDK/75 years of Executive Order 9066

By Ryuta Komaki on February 20, 2017

KSDK (Channel 5) filmed interviews with Professor Rebecca Copeland (Japanese Language & Literature, EALC) and Professor John Inazu (Law & Religion, School of Law) in the East Asian Library last week for a news story on Japanese-American internment and Washington University’s legacy ...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Joel Minor

By Julie Hale on February 20, 2017

Joel Minor joined the Department of Special Collections in 2012 as curator of the Modern Literature Collection/Manuscripts. In that role, he administers and promotes the Modern Literature Collection, which includes original drafts, correspondence, and ephemera from more than 175 prominent America...

Fair Use & WashU

By Micah Zeller on February 20, 2017

It’s here: Fair Use Week. To be “fair” (sorry), given its role on campus, every week could lay claim to the name. But there’s value in recognizing—even celebrating—the doctrine’s role in the academic enterprise, and specifically, to our work at WashU Libraries. So in obser...

Raymond Federman’s “Take It or Leave It”

By caskew on February 16, 2017

February marks the original release date of Federman’s third novel, Take It or Leave It. To celebrate this, we offer a peek into some of the materials related to the book in the Raymond Federman Papers. Published in 1976 by Fiction Collective, Take It Or Leave It exemplifies Federman’s boldly inn...

WU Libraries’ Henry Hampton Film Series Features Jon Else

By Jody Mitori on February 15, 2017

Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a talk with filmmaker Jon Else at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Missouri History Museum’s Lee Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Else will discuss his new book, True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the P...

WU Librarian Interviews the University’s First Black Students

By Julie Hale on February 14, 2017

The histories of African-American students at WU and at many other predominantly white universities in the United States frequently begin in the era of student activism, the late 1960s. With his recent project, “Telling Their Stories: The First Class of African-American Undergraduate Students Adm...

Politically Correct Romance?

By l.sylvander on February 13, 2017

Our romantic and sexual practices are some of the most heavily policed aspects of our social lives (shoutout to Foucault for totally shifting my understanding of social interaction forever). We remember 1950’s America as a socially conservative time, and what better way to control the urges...