Washington University Libraries Make Princeton Review List

By ksinger on August 7, 2018 in What's New

The Princeton Review released its “Best 384 Colleges 2019 Edition” on August 6, 2018, and Washington University Libraries were ranked No. 10 on the Best College Library list. The list is based on surveys of 138,000 students at the 384 schools in the publication. Washington University in St. Louis also ranked No. 1 for best dorms and […]

Still from "Won by a Sweet"

Libraries Awarded NFPF Grant to Preserve Rare Promotional Film

By ksinger on July 19, 2018 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) to preserve Won by a Sweet, a rare silent 16mm promotional film from 1929. The film was produced by R.P. Young Productions for the National Confectioners’ Association (NCA). Won by a Sweet tells the fictional story […]

Video of Declaration of Independence Talk Available Online

By ksinger on July 17, 2018 in Rare Books, What's New

On July 3, 2018, at John M. Olin Library, David Konig, professor of law and professor emeritus of history at Washington University in St. Louis, spoke about the history of the Declaration of Independence and the importance of Washington University Libraries’ rare copy of the document.

Libraries Announce Publication of ‘Kastra’ on Open Scholarship

By Emily Stenberg on July 17, 2018 in What's New

The Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce the publication of Kastra: Architecture and Culture in the Aegean Archipelago through Digital Library Publishing Services (DLPS) on the Open Scholarship repository. The author Constantine E. (Dinos) Michaelides began as an assistant professor of architecture and instructor of architectural design studios at Washington University in 1960. Thirteen years later […]

Grant Provides Funds to Digitize Interviews from ‘Black Champions’

By ksinger on July 13, 2018 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has awarded a grant of $27,228 to Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive to fund the project “Level Playing Field: Digitizing and Disseminating William Miles’ Black Champions Interviews.” The yearlong grant will allow the Libraries to digitize interviews filmed for Miles’ three-part documentary series, which aired […]

Libraries’ Declaration of Independence Broadside in the News

By ksinger on July 6, 2018 in Rare Books, What's New

Washington University Libraries have been featured in the news recently for the exhibition of the Declaration of Independence at John M. Olin Library. The viewing hours for the exhibition are Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. KMOX Radio Charlie Brennan Show (Listen at the 32-minute […]

John Furlong Named Associate University Librarian

By ksinger on July 2, 2018 in Staff News, What's New

Washington University Libraries has appointed John T. Furlong to be the associate university librarian for the Research and Academic Collaboration Services Division, effective Aug. 1. Under the direction of Vice Provost and University Librarian Denise Stephens, Furlong will lead library planning and programming that serves scholar-oriented services in support of research, instruction, and learning. He […]

Law Library Exhibit Highlights Achievements of African Americans

By ksinger on June 23, 2018 in What's New

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 Carter G. Woodson; several civil rights icons; the […]

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

By ksinger on June 13, 2018 in Manuscripts, What's New

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.m. To […]

University Libraries Receive Grant for Book Arts Mentoring Program

By ksinger on June 7, 2018 in Rare Books, What's New

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 through January 2019, celebrates book arts at the university while […]