Film & Media Archive

The Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration

By Rose Miyatsu on May 24, 2018

At the beginning of this month, faculty, staff, alumni, current students, and friends of Washington University in St. Louis witnessed the re-dedication of Olin Library after a massive two-year reconstruction project. Those who have been on campus for the entirety of the project have been particul...

Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City

By Alison Carrick on May 8, 2018

The 2018 Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City will take place on May 10-11th. The third annual Summer City Seminar will feature numerous panels and presentations highlighting projects created from the Divided City Initiative. Washington University Libraries have collaborated on m...

Lasting Legacies: Henry Hampton

By Alison Carrick on April 26, 2018

In anticipation of the official opening of the newly transformed Olin Library on May 1, 2018, we would like to preview some of the new spaces and exhibitions. Lasting Legacies, the inaugural exhibition of the Thomas Gallery on Level 1 of John M. Olin Library, pays tribute to seven influential Was...

Rawstock: Free screening of educational films in Olin Library, April 12, 7:00 PM

By Alison Carrick on April 9, 2018

Free screening of educational films from the University Libraries Film & Media Archives curated by Kate Goldkamp. All films will be projected for you on actual 16mm film that was shown in real classrooms across the St. Louis area. Do not miss this unique event’s triumphant return to the Danfo...

Remembering Linda Brown of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision

By Alison Carrick on March 29, 2018

Linda Brown Smith whose name became synonymous with the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education has died at age 76,  the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. Linda Brown Smith was interviewed by Blackside for the series Eyes on the Prize, and while the interview was not used in the final program it ...

Highlighting Author and Activist Maya Angelou

By Rose Miyatsu on March 22, 2018

“While you’re in this fabulous institution, Washington University, I would encourage all of you – black and white, Asians and Hispanics, native Americans – to avail yourselves of the library. Study…learn some of the black American literature. It will stand you in good stead in years to come.” –Ma...

WU’s Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of Rare Documentary

By Jody Mitori on March 21, 2018

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the preservation of Code Blue, a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the medical profession. The project was completed with the support of a Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film...

Highlighting War Correspondent Martha Gellhorn

By Rose Miyatsu on March 8, 2018

For International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the work of international war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Martha Gellhorn was born in St. Louis in 1908. Her mother, Edna Gellhorn, was a well-known supporter of women’s suffrage, and brought Martha with her to political events when she ...

Henry Hampton in Selma

By Alison Carrick on March 7, 2018

March 7 marks the 53rd anniversary of a pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement: Bloody Sunday. Henry Hampton traveled to Selma, Alabama after Martin Luther King issued a call for support from civil rights activists. On Sunday March 7, 1965 civil rights activists first attempted to march from ...