Robert Frerck Photography Collection Now Available

By Rose Miyatsu on October 24, 2017

Robert Frerck Photography Collection Now Available Last year, Special Collections obtained a large collection of photograph transparencies and photographs taken by internationally acclaimed foreign travel photographer, Robert Frerck. Many of these photos were taken for Frerck’s photography compan...

Open Access & Stephen Hawking

By Alison Verbeck on October 23, 2017

Anyone in the world can now download and read the doctoral thesis of a 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate student, written in 1966; how many will fully understand Properties of Expanding Universes is another matter. Stephen Hawking’s thesis is now freely available to all, to mark Open Acces...

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Video of Lorcan Dempsey’s Thomas Lecture Now Available

By Jody Mitori on October 23, 2017

On October 9, 2017, Lorcan Dempsey, vice president of membership and research, and chief strategist at the Online Computer Library Center, delivered his lecture, “Libraries, Library Users, and Collections.” Dempsey gave his talk in the Formal Lounge of the Women’s Building on Wa...

Europeana Music — features Jewish recordings in October 2017

By Deborah Katz on October 23, 2017

Europeana Music brings together a selection of the best music recordings, sheet music, and other music related collections from Europe’s audio-visual archives, libraries, archives and museums. In October, Europeana Music invites Pekka Gronow to talk about the Harry Orvomaa collection of Jew...

‘Mean Streets’ Program Features St. Louis-Based Documentaries and Filmmakers

By Alison Carrick on October 20, 2017

“Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television,”  will screen as part of the upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival and is presented by Washington University Libraries, Washington University’s Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate Sch...

New Books (Non-Hebrew) January – November 2017

By Deborah Katz on October 19, 2017

            B5800 .M46 2016,””,”Menachem Fisch : the rationality of religious dispute / edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes.Leiden : Boston : Brill, 2016.” BF173.F85 W36 2017,”Whitebook, Joel, .Freud : an intellectual bio...

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Botany & Zoology, October 2017 | Best Sellers

By Ruth Lewis on October 19, 2017

Botany & Zoology, October 2017 | Best Sellers, December 2016 to October 2017 as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO. Titles are linked to local copies when available. Tense Bees and Shell-Shocked Crabs: Are Animals Conscious? also available on Oxford Scholarship Online Tye, Michae...

Recently Cataloged Hebrew Books: New & Old

By Deborah Katz on October 19, 2017

These are the titles that have come into the WU Catalog since July 2017.  It looks like Masha must have done some backlog cataloging for the older titles.I am expecting a shipment of new books from Weinberg’s in the coming months. AM101 .J47,.. Betsalʼel : ʻalon Bet ha-nekhot ha-leʼumi Betsalʼel ...

In ‘Message to Our Folks,’ Steinbeck Examines History of Art Ensemble of Chicago

By Jody Mitori on October 19, 2017

Paul Steinbeck first heard about the avant-garde jazz group the Art Ensemble of Chicago when he was playing in the Jazz X-tet at the University of Chicago. The director of the university band, Mwata Bowden, encouraged Steinbeck to listen to the group to help improve his skills on the double bass....

Announcing the New Triple Crown and Eric Gill Finding Aid

By Rose Miyatsu on October 17, 2017

New Triple Crown and Eric Gill Finding Aid Now Publicly Available We are excited to announce that the finding aids for the Triple Crown and Eric Gill rare book collections are now available! These collections were painstakingly compiled by Charles P. Gould, a book collector from Pasadena, Califor...