“Momentum” Exhibit Now on Display in Olin Library

By Sonya Rooney on September 30, 2019 in Special Collections, University Archives & Local History, What's New

The inauguration of Andrew D. Martin as the 15th chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis is a historic moment. Many activities are planned for October 3. Go here for more information regarding the inauguration. One highlight of the occasion is Momentum: Bridging Past, Present, and Future, the Chancellor’s Inauguration exhibition, which is now on display […]

Trailblazers Recognition Ceremony and celebration of the African and African-American Studies Department 50th anniversary, May 14

By Sonya Rooney on May 6, 2019 in Special Collections, University Archives & Local History

You are invited to the Trailblazers Recognition Ceremony & African and African-American Studies 50th Anniversary Gala on May 14.  The reception starts at 6:30 pm, with dinner and awards ceremony at 7:00 pm.  RSVP by May 6: tinyurl.com/trailblazers19 The dress code for this event is formal attire.  RSVP is required to attend this event. Our honorees: Alumni Award […]

“A Salute to Chancellor Wrighton: Proclamations and Letters in Honor of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton”

The display “A Salute to Chancellor Wrighton: Proclamations and Letters in Honor of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton” will be on view in Olin Library April 8-10 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day. The display will be in the Thomas Gallery, the pathway on Level 1 that connects the north and south entrances of […]

Trailblazers Recognition Ceremony and Panel Discussion on May 2

By Sonya Rooney on April 30, 2018 in Special Collections, University Archives & Local History

You are invited to the Trailblazers Recognition Ceremony | The Black Manifesto at 50: Honoring Black Student Activism on Wednesday May 2, 6:00-8:00 pm, Washington University in St. Louis, Emerson Auditorium – Frick Forum, Olin School of Business, Throop Drive & Snow Way Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130. Trailblazer Honorees: Douglas Flowe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Rochelle Smith, M.S., Assistant Provost Association […]

Student Group Time Capsule Saved in University Archives

By Sonya Rooney on November 17, 2017 in Special Collections, University Archives & Local History, What's New

            The Fossil Free Wash U student campaign has joined the national Sunrise Movement’s Climate Legacy Time Capsule Project.  Three students from the group brought the time capsule to University Archives today to be saved as part of their collection with instructions to open the time capsule on November 15, 2067.  The […]

Campus Construction: Then and Now

By Sonya Rooney on August 28, 2017 in Special Collections, University Archives & Local History

Welcome back to campus! As you may have noticed, there is a lot of construction taking place at WU. University Archives has many photographs from construction on campus through the years. You’re welcome to stop by Special Collections Monday – Friday,  from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and explore these images for yourself. We will be posting a […]

Eclipse Day!

By Sonya Rooney on August 21, 2017 in Special Collections, University Archives & Local History, What's New

It’s Eclipse Day! Washington University faculty, staff, and students have enjoyed and explored eclipses in the past, too. A total solar eclipse occurred on January 1, 1889. Washington University sent the director of the WU Observatory and faculty to California’s Sacramento Valley to view and document the eclipse. University Archives has the report from this event, […]

Trailblazers Recognition Ceremony TONIGHT! 5/2/2017 6:00pm

By Sonya Rooney on May 2, 2017 in Special Collections, University Archives & Local History

Join us to celebrate WU Trailblazers tonight at 6:00pm  at Washington University in St. Louis, Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Brown School of Social Work The purpose of Washington University Trailblazers is to acknowledge, commemorate and celebrate the contributions that Black alumni, faculty and staff have made to the institution and broader communities.  The initiative provides an opportunity for […]

Remembering Mary Wickes

By Sonya Rooney on October 18, 2016 in Special Collections, University Archives & Local History

We are remembering one of our alums,  Mary Wickes, who died on October 22, 1995 / 21 years ago this weekend. Mary Wickes was an alum of Washington University, graduating in  1930.  She went on to have a successful career as a character actress on stage, in movies, and on TV.  You may remember her in White […]