Joy Williams’ Second Novel, Forty Years Later

By Analeah Rosen on October 10, 2018

Joy Williams’ second novel, The Changeling, has been reissued to much acclaim by Tin House Books with a new introduction by Karen Russell. Upon its initial publication forty years ago, however, few but her devoted fans would have foreseen this 180-degree turn in critical reception. That’s because...

New Book Arts Exhibit and Presentation: Peter and Donna Thomas

By Rose Miyatsu on October 9, 2018

Self-proclaimed “wandering book artists” Peter and Donna Thomas made their first book in 1978, and they have been traveling throughout the country in their “gypsy wagon” to share their passion for this art ever since. This year they are celebrating their 40th anniversary in bookmaking...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage with the Codex Espangliensis

By Rose Miyatsu on October 5, 2018

Today we are continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a look at a beautifully crafted artist book called Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to the Border Patrol. Inspired by pre-Hispanic codices like the Codex Cospi, this collaboration between performance artist Guillermo Gómez-...

October Is American Archives Month!

By Rose Miyatsu on October 5, 2018

Celebrate American Archives Month October is American Archives Month, established to draw attention to the important materials that are being preserved in library archives throughout the country. The new renovation to Olin Library has made Washington University Libraries’ archives even more...

WUSTL undergraduates Natalie Hilmer and Jordan Dubin stand with boxes from the archive.

Fall 2018 Interns Explore ACLU-MO History

By Miranda Rectenwald on October 5, 2018

Special Collections is happy to introduce Natalie Hilmer and Jordan Dubin, this semester’s ACLU-MO Archives Interns.   Natalie is working on providing better descriptions for boxes in Series 3 of the ACLU-MO Records, covering the 1940s-early 1980s.  Several of these files relate to vio...

New Books in Philosophy: June 2018 – October 2018

By Deborah Katz on October 4, 2018

B1029.F354 M37 2018 Whither Fanon? : studies in the Blackness of being / David Marriott.Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018] B1 .B75 issue 2.1 Marx and critical theory / Emmanuel RenaultLeiden   Boston : Brill, [2018] B105.A35 R83 2018 The metaphysics of action : trying, doing...

LGBT History Month 2018 with rainbow graphic

LGBT History Month 2018

By Miranda Rectenwald on October 3, 2018

October is LGBT History Month — and a great opportunity to focus on how important events in October, and its predominate holiday Halloween, are to our local LGBTQ history. Miss Fannie’s Ball: A St. Louis Halloween tradition Starting in the late 1950s the Jolly Jesters social club orga...

New Books in Classics Added to WU Collection: April 2018 – October 2018

By Deborah Katz on October 3, 2018

            CALL # TITLE PUBLISHED B317 .A28 2017 Socrates mystagogos : initiation into inquiry / Don Adams. London   New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. B317 .S6145 2018 Socrates and the Socratic dialogue / edited by Alessandro Stavru, Christophe...