East Asian Library to Close on Dec. 21 for Renovation: What It Means to You

By Ryuta Komaki on December 13, 2017

During winter break 2017 and the 2018 Spring and Summer semesters, January Hall will undergo a whole-building renovation. The East Asian Library will close to the public beginning on Thursday, December 21, one day after exams. The reading room and the stacks will remain closed until the project’s...

Documenting WWI: The Harlem Hellfighters in Men of Bronze

By Rose Miyatsu on December 12, 2017

As we continue to highlight collections related to America’s entry into WWI a century ago, we cannot neglect the seldom-told story of the African American regiment that fought on the front lines in France during the war. Known officially as the 369th combat regiment, these men from New York were ...

William H. Gass Remembered Around the Web

By William Youngblood on December 12, 2017

Over the weekend the world of literature absorbed and responded to the death of writer William H. Gass, and the remembrances started rolling in. We at the Modern Literature Collection are touched by the warm tributes to Gass’s life and work.  Here are a few selections from around the web: T...

Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther(2017)–NEW eREFERENCE

By Brian Vetruba on December 11, 2017

 The Oxford encyclopedia of Martin Luther / edited by Derek R. Nelson and Paul R. Hinlicky. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017. Summary: This encyclopedia is a collaboration of the leading scholars in the field of Reformation research and the thought, life, and legacy of influence of Ma...

Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part I

By Joel Minor and William Youngblood on December 8, 2017

We were saddened to hear of the death of William H. Gass, at the age of 93. As the many obituaries and tributes have attested and will attest, with his passing we have lost an important and still-active voice in American letters (Eyes, a collection of short stories and novellas was published in 2...

AGU Fall Meeting Departmental Presentations 2017

By cpmcleod on December 8, 2017

The American Geophysical Union will hold its annual Fall Meeting next week. Several members of the Washington University Earth and Planetary Sciences Department will present at this conference, which is one of the largest Earth sciences events of the year. Below is a full schedule of the oral and...

Remembering William H. Gass

By Shannon Davis on December 8, 2017

William H. Gass, the David May Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at his home in University City, Mo. He was 93. Gass was an accomplished American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, photog...

WWI Collections: The Atkin Posters

By Rose Miyatsu on December 7, 2017

One of Washington University in St Louis’s most spectacular WWI holdings is a collection of more than 400 WWI recruitment and propaganda posters, originally collected by Louis and Jodi Atkin, who donated the collection to Wash U in 2014. Louis Atkin assembled his collection by searching though an...

Working With Special Collections: Meet Phillip Caprara

By Rose Miyatsu on December 7, 2017

When Phillip Caprara, a current doctoral student in Washington University in St. Louis’s Classics department, first saw the university’s collection of over 400 papyri fragments, he could immediately tell that it needed some care, and he was just the person to provide it. This collecti...