Law Library Exhibit Highlights Achievements of African Americans

By Jody Mitori on June 23, 2018

The history and achievements of African Americans and their contributions in the United States and all over the world are commemorated in a display on the fourth floor of the Law Library in Anheuser-Busch Hall. The exhibit features photographs of the architect of Black History Month, historian Ca...

Hotch at 100: Adapting “The Battler”

By William Youngblood on June 19, 2018

A. E. Hotchner’s friendship with Ernest Hemingway brought Hotch into the literary scene but it also opened a door to an unexpected career in the Golden Age of Television. In this episode of Hotch at 100, our ongoing video interview with author, philanthropist, and Washington University alum...

Celebrating Pride Month: The May Swenson Papers

By Rose Miyatsu on June 15, 2018

In celebration of Pride Month, Special Collections will be highlighting materials in our collections that are by or related to members of the LGBT community. Today, we will be exploring the Modern Literature Collection’s May Swenson Papers. About May Swenson Anna Thilda May “May” Swen...

A. E. Hotchner to Discuss New Book at 101st Birthday Celebration

By Jody Mitori on June 13, 2018

Washington University Libraries will host a celebration of author A. E. Hotchner’s 101st birthday and the launch of his new novel, The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Broom, on June 28, 2018, in Room 142 of John M. Olin Library. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m., and the talk will begin at 9:30 a...

University Libraries Welcome Summer Interns

By Julie Hale on June 11, 2018

University Libraries are happy to announce that Washington University students Christian Beauchamp, Nya Hardaway, and Misael de la Rosa will serve as summer interns. The purpose of the Libraries’ internship program, which runs from June 4 to July 27, is to help students expand their knowled...

University Libraries Receive Grant for Book Arts Mentoring Program

By Jody Mitori on June 7, 2018

Washington University Libraries have been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. The grant will fund a fellowship that will establish a mentoring program for book arts students at Washington University in St. Louis. The fellowship, which takes place from June 2018 thro...

Information Privacy and the ACLU-MO Archives

By Miranda Rectenwald on June 7, 2018

Information privacy and access to information — on computers, in government records, by news outlets — is not a new concern in our nation.  This is one of the main messages Lizzie Franclemont found while working as the ACLU of Missouri’s archive intern. Spring 2018 Intern Majori...

WWI Collections: The Roy Mackenzie Papers

By Rose Miyatsu on June 6, 2018

Sometimes faculty papers can hold hidden gems. W. Roy Mackenzie was a professor in the Washington University in the Department of English for 42 years beginning in 1918 and was considered by many to be the greatest authority on Shakespeare in America, but his papers hold more than just academic w...

East Asian Library/January Hall Retrieval Resumes

By Julie Hale on June 4, 2018

The University Libraries have resumed retrieval of locally requested materials from the East Asian Library in January Hall. Retrieval was temporarily suspended while an environmental issue stemming from the renovation project in the building was assessed. The Classic Catalog “Request” button for ...

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Harriett Green Named Associate University Librarian

By Jody Mitori on June 4, 2018

Washington University Libraries has appointed Harriett E. Green to be the associate university librarian for the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Division, effective Sept. 1. Under the direction of Vice Provost and University Librarian Denise Stephens, Green will provide leadership for...