Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part 3

By William Youngblood on February 19, 2018

 The April 6 activities celebrating the life and legacy of William H. Gass are starting to take shape. We will have photographs, manuscripts and other materials on view, his friends, colleagues and fellow writers speaking about Gass and reading his work, and a reception. Please save the afternoon...

WWI Collections: Arthur Proetz

By Rose Miyatsu on February 19, 2018

Two weeks after the United States declared war on Germany in April of 1917, Dr. Fred Murphy of Washington University in St Louis Medical School got a call from the Surgeon General asking how soon he could have a hospital unit ready to go to Europe. Within a few weeks, Base Hospital 21, which had ...

Episteme – new journal subscription for WU Libraries

By Deborah Katz on February 15, 2018

Per the suggestion of Alan Hazlett, the library now has both retrospective and a current subscription to Episteme. ISSN: 1742-3600 (Print), 1750-0117 (Online) Editor: Jennifer Lackey Northwestern University, USA Editorial board Episteme is a general journal of epistemology in the analytic traditi...

Metrics Toolkit

By Deborah Katz on February 15, 2018

  “The Metrics Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it, and how each should (and should not) be applied.  You’ll also find examples of how to use metrics in grant applications,...

The Open Collection – TOC03: Plan STL

By Jennifer Akins on February 14, 2018

The Open Collection – TOC03: Plan STL The third edition of The Open Collection—TOC03: Plan STL—features a range of urban planning documents from the past century of St Louis planning history. Included are details from first comprehensive city plan of 1907 and its subsequent iterations in 19...

Philosophy New Books

By Deborah Katz on February 14, 2018

Here is a long list of new books by call number/subject purchased with Philosophy funds over the last ten months.                 B1016 .M49 2017,”Mexican philosophy in the 20th century : essential readings / edited by Carlos Alberto Sánchez and Rober...

Arthur Ernst Koelle Papers Now Available

By Rose Miyatsu on February 13, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of his daughters Susan Koelle Bell and Anne Koelle McCann, Washington University Libraries have recently acquired the papers of Arthur Ernst Koelle. Arthur Koelle was a St. Louis native, born in the city on June 27, 1901. In 1923, he graduated from Washington University i...

‘More Than One Thing’ to screen this weekend

By Alison Carrick on February 9, 2018

More Than One Thing, A recently preserved film from Washington University Libraries’ collections will screen this weekend with The Pruitt-Igoe Myth at Kirkwood Public Library. Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive recently completed the preservation of the rare short fil...

WU Libraries’ Mark Scharff Receives Award from Music OCLC Users Group

By Julie Hale on February 7, 2018

WU Libraries are pleased to announce that Mark Scharff, music cataloger at Gaylord Music Library, has been named the recipient of the Music OCLC Users Group’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award. We share the following announcement from Casey A. Mullin, head of Cataloging and Metadata Services...

Spotlight: Robert Fawcett

By Andrea Degener on February 7, 2018

We will be highlighting some of the illustrator files that were digitized from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive as part of a CLIR Grant initiative. Many people from the Libraries assisted with adding metadata to the digitized files. One person in particular, Ian Lanius, Curatorial Assistant in ...