Special Collections

Video of Declaration of Independence Talk Available Online

By Jody Mitori on July 17, 2018

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.

Grant Provides Funds to Digitize Interviews from ‘Black Champions’

By Jody Mitori on July 13, 2018

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 wil...

WWI Archives: Edna Gellhorn and Food Conservation

By Rose Miyatsu on July 11, 2018

During WWI, America sent nearly two million people overseas to fight in Europe, but the war also had a tremendous impact on the lives of those who stayed behind in the United States. The Washington University Archives’ Edna Gellhorn Papers highlight some of the ways everyday life was altere...

Hotch at 100: For Whom The Bell Tolls

By William Youngblood on July 10, 2018

A. E. Hotchner’s friendship with Ernest Hemingway, and his successful adaptation of Hemingway’s “The Battler” for live television led the way to adaptations of some of Hemingway’s most important and popular works. In this episode of Hotch at 100, our ongoing video in...

Libraries’ Declaration of Independence Broadside in the News

By Jody Mitori on July 6, 2018

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 Ra...

Celebrating Pride Month: Mouth of the Dragon

By Rose Miyatsu on June 30, 2018

In celebration of Pride Month, Special Collections has been highlighting materials in our collections that are by or related to members of the LGBT community. For our last post this month, we will be looking at the poetry journal Mouth of the Dragon. Washington University Libraries has all 18 iss...

Celebrating Pride Month: Heather Has Two Mommies

By Rose Miyatsu on June 28, 2018

In celebration of Pride Month, Special Collections will be highlighting materials in our collections that are by or related to members of the LGBT community. Today, we will be exploring one of the first children’s books to depict LGBTQ parents and the first children’s book to specific...

Finding the ‘L’ in ‘LGBTQ’: Part 2

By Jackie Feldman on June 27, 2018

In celebration of Pride Month, the Special Collections Blog is highlighting a few of Washington University Libraries’ collections that are related to LGBTQ issues and activism. The following is a continuation of a guest post by Wash U undergraduate Jackie Feldman, who researched a Washington Univ...

Finding the ‘L’ in ‘LGBTQ’: Part 1

By Jackie Feldman on June 27, 2018

In celebration of Pride Month, the Special Collections Blog is highlighting a few of Washington University Libraries’ collections that are related to LGBTQ issues and activism. The following is a guest post by Wash U undergraduate Jackie Feldman, who researched a Washington University lesbi...

Filmed in St. Louis: King of the Hill

By Rose Miyatsu on June 26, 2018

On June 28th at 9AM, Olin Library will be hosting the 101 birthday celebration and book launch for St. Louis author A.E. Hotchner. The event will include an interview with Hotchner over video streaming, an exhibit and manuscript viewing, book sales and a reception. Hotchner is both a St. Louis na...