New Print–Arts (General), Philology, Linguistics, Translation Studies, July-Sept 2018

By Brian Vetruba on October 26, 2018

A selected list of new books covering Arts (General), Philology, and Linguistics. For additional new books relevant to Comparative Literature, see the other posts in New Books in Comparative Literature.                     The Jungian strand in transatlantic modernism / Jay Sherry. New York, NY, ...

Open Access books from El Colegio de México

By Daria Carson-Dussan on October 26, 2018

JSTOR is digitizing and making available in Open Access form more than 600 out-of-print scholarly books published by El Colegio de México, thanks to a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. All of the books will be available by the end of 2018. Current titles are discoverable in our library ...

French Renaissance Materials

By Daria Carson-Dussan on October 25, 2018

In 2009, Olin Library received a gift from the family of Isidore and Edith Silver, which supports strengthening the Library Collection in the French Renaissance and related areas of research. Below is a selection of resources purchased over the years from this generous gift. Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf i...

Archives Month Staff Picks, Part 2: Famous Signatures

By Rose Miyatsu on October 25, 2018

October is Archives Month, and to celebrate, we’ve had some of our staff members in Special Collections pick an item from the collections they oversee that they feel is underused or underappreciated. In this post, we will look at autograph books from the Manuscripts Collection and a letter signed...

A Look at LGBTQ+ Periodicals

By Rose Miyatsu on October 23, 2018

As part of our continued celebration of LGBT History Month this October, we are highlighting a few of the historic local periodicals in Washington University Libraries’ LGBTQ+ Research Collection. The LGBTQ+ Research Collection, much of which comes from the St. Louis LGBT History Project, c...

New Furniture Coming to Level 1 of Olin Library

By slaaker on October 19, 2018

A variety of new furniture for the study spaces on Level 1 of Olin Library is on the way. Furniture will include tables with chairs, soft seating, and accessories such as laptop tables and “power towers” to increase accessibility to electrical outlets. The Libraries’ goal is to refresh the well-u...

Archives Month Staff Picks, Part I: Scrapbooks

By Rose Miyatsu on October 19, 2018

October is Archives Month, and to celebrate, we’ve had some of our staff members in Special Collections pick an item from their collections that they feel is underused, underappreciated, or just plain unusual. In this post, Part One of a series of staff picks, we will look at two very different e...