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Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Aims to Improve Content on Women and the Arts

By Jody Mitori on March 8, 2018

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10 percent of its contributors identify as women. In an effort to improve representation, the international campaign Art+Feminism was established to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women to partic...

Awa Odori Performance and Workshop

By Ryuta Komaki on March 8, 2018

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, along with the East Asian Studies Program and the Performing Arts Department are bringing an Awa Odori dance troupe Takarabune for a performance and workshop on March 28. See below for their announcement. The event in the Umrath Lounge will be ...

Highlighting War Correspondent Martha Gellhorn

By Rose Miyatsu on March 8, 2018

For International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the work of international war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Martha Gellhorn was born in St. Louis in 1908. Her mother, Edna Gellhorn, was a well-known supporter of women’s suffrage, and brought Martha with her to political events when she ...

Henry Hampton in Selma

By Alison Carrick on March 7, 2018

March 7 marks the 53rd anniversary of a pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement: Bloody Sunday. Henry Hampton traveled to Selma, Alabama after Martin Luther King issued a call for support from civil rights activists. On Sunday March 7, 1965 civil rights activists first attempted to march from ...

American Religion: Denominational Newspapers–NEW DATABASE

By Joy on March 7, 2018

American Religion: Denominational Newspapers: historical newspapers covering religious news, and the role religion played in American life and society. Supports research of early American history, religious history, ethnic studies, abolitionism, Civil War, and gender studies. Contains more than 3...

Olin Library Schedule During Spring Break

By Julie Hale on March 7, 2018

Spring break is almost here! The University Libraries have special hours during spring break, so please check our webpage to confirm hours before visiting any library locations. For Olin Library, starting Friday, March 9 through Saturday, March 17, the north entrance (across from Louderman Hall) ...

Lovely Subtext

By Andrea Degener on March 7, 2018

Many of the tear sheets from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive were pulled from women’s magazines. The collection contains numerous fiction stories illustrating tormented love tailored specifically for female audience. As a collective whole, the tear sheets provide an interesting specimen ...

Washington University Women During WWI

By Rose Miyatsu on March 5, 2018

In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to honor the women of St. Louis, and particularly of Washington University, who aided in the war effort during WWI. Recording Women’s War Efforts Although women were not allowed to engage in combat at the beginning of the century, there...

John Gardner Open House and Documentary Screening

By William Youngblood on March 5, 2018

We are excited to announce that the Washington University Libraries, in collaboration with the Lindenwood University School of Arts, Media, and Communications, will be hosting a screening of Sunlight Man, a documentary on the life of novelist (and Washington University alum) John Gardner, on Marc...

East Asian Library Monthly New Book List (February 2018)

By Ryuta Komaki on March 2, 2018

The East Asian Library’s latest monthly new book list (covering titles added to the collections in January-February, 2018) is now available.     As a reminder, while January Hall is closed for renovation: You will still be able to request books from the East Asian Library (including new...