Buddenbrooks Handbuch–NEW eREFERENCE

By Brian Vetruba on December 27, 2018

 Buddenbrooks-Handbuch / Nicole Mattern, Stefan Neuhaus (Hg.) Stuttgart : J.B. Metzler, 2018. SUMMARY: “Buddenbrooks. Verfall einer Familie” (1901) legte den Grundstein für Thomas Manns außergewöhnliche Karriere als Schriftsteller und Repräsentant der deutschen Literatur und Kultur we...

Mary Jo Bang Celebration

By joelminor on December 21, 2018

On November 30, 2018, Washington University celebrated Mary Jo Bang–her work as a poet, English professor and artist, and her extensive collection of manuscripts, books, journals, photographs and other research materials in the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections. The event star...

ACLU-MO Internship Presentations

By Rose Miyatsu on December 19, 2018

Last week, the ACLU-MO internship project celebrated the close of another semester with presentations from three student interns and an exhibit of some of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri Records. Lizzie Franclemont, who was the ACLU-MO project intern for Spring 2018, gave the first...

Olin Library Elevator to Be Upgraded over Winter Break

By Jessica Kleekamp on December 19, 2018

The John M. Olin Library main elevator, centrally located adjacent to the grand staircase, will be upgraded over winter break. The elevator is expected to be unusable starting on the morning of Thursday, December 20, until spring semester begins on January 14. During this time, the Olin freight e...

William Gaddis Remembered

By Rose Miyatsu on December 17, 2018

Twenty years ago, on December 16, 1998, American lost one of its greatest postmodern novelists when William Gaddis passed away at the age of 75. Today, we celebrate Gaddis’ life with an overview of the Modern Literature Collection‘s William Gaddis Papers at the Washington University Librari...

Fore-Edge Paintings

By Rose Miyatsu on December 14, 2018

We’ve all heard that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but what about its pages? Today we will explore a very special, but often hidden, feature of some of our more elaborately decorated books: fore-edge paintings. What are Fore-Edge Paintings? Fore-edge paintings are scenes, portraits, or des...

Crafting Tunnel Books

By Rose Miyatsu on December 12, 2018

This past Saturday, a small group of book enthusiasts gathered at the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections in Olin Library to learn how to craft tunnel books as part of a series of book making workshops generously funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. We began the afternoon b...

WWI Archives: Christmas at the Base Hospital

By Rose Miyatsu on December 11, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, we are wrapping up our year of remembrance of WWI with a look at life in the trenches at Christmas time with photographs and letters from the collection of Washington University alum Arthur W. Proetz in the University Archives. About Arthur Proetz and the Base Ho...

Noise Possible Near Northeast Corner of Olin Library

By Julie Hale on December 10, 2018

Due to a small construction project in a nearby staff area, users in the northeast corner of Olin Library on Levels 2 and 3 may experience intermittent noise starting Tuesday, December 11, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday-Friday. The project will continue into January 2019, and inte...