Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part I

By Joel Minor and William Youngblood on December 8, 2017 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, Uncategorized, What's New

We were saddened to hear of the death of William H. Gass, at the age of 93. As the many obituaries and tributes have attested and will attest, with his passing we have lost an important and still-active voice in American letters (Eyes, a collection of short stories and novellas was published in 2015), whose […]

Hotch at 100: Tennessee Williams

By William Youngblood on November 17, 2017 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, What's New

In this third installment of our ongoing video interview with A. E. Hotchner, recorded to commemorate his 100th birthday, Hotch talks to us about meeting and working with a young Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams, while they were both Washington University undergraduates enrolled in a play writing course with William G. B. Carson, and working on […]

Hotch at 100: Life at Washington University

By William Youngblood on November 10, 2017 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, What's New

In this second installment of our ongoing video interview with A. E. Hotchner, recorded to commemorate his 100th birthday, Hotch talks to us about his time at Washington University, how he paid for school in the depression, how he made ends meet and what campus life was like in the 1930s and 40s. The Modern […]

Hotch at 100: Growing Up In Saint Louis

By William Youngblood on October 9, 2017 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, University Archives & Local History, What's New

This year marks the 100th birthday of author and Washington University alumnus A. E. Hotchner.  To help celebrate this milestone, Hotchner sat down with Washington University’s Steven Rosenblum in May 2017 for a wide-ranging conversation on his life, his career as a writer, and his friendships with Ernest Hemingway, Paul Newman, and others. In this […]