Film & Media Archive

‘Mean Streets’ Program Features St. Louis-Based Documentaries and Filmmakers

By Alison Carrick on October 20, 2017

“Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television,”  will screen as part of the upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival and is presented by Washington University Libraries, Washington University’s Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate Sch...

A scene from "For Ahkeem"

Libraries’ ‘Mean Streets’ Program Returns to St. Louis Film Festival

By Jody Mitori on October 16, 2017

As part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) Nov. 2-12, Washington University Libraries, Washington University’s Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Cinema St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum present “Mean Streets:...

October Is American Archives Month!

By Rose Miyatsu on October 5, 2017

Celebrate American Archives Month   American Archives Month was established to draw attention to the important materials that are being preserved in library archives throughout the country. Washington University in St Louis is home to a wide collection of archives that collect and preserve e...

Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, has died at age 84

By Alison Carrick on August 25, 2017

Dick Gregory, comedian, civil rights activist, and St. Louis native, has died at age 84. One of Gregory’s first actions was to protest conditions in Sumner High School in 1951 when he was a senior there. He went on to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) and then go on...

MADCO’s Freedom Project Captured in New Video

By Julie Hale on July 18, 2017

This year, Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) celebrated its 40th anniversary season with “Freedom,” a commissioned work by choreographers Jennifer Archibold, Gina Patterson, Cecil Slaughter, and Nejla Yatkin. The company partnered with WU Libraries on the piece. Members of MADCO s...

WU’s Film & Media Archive Awarded Grant to Preserve Rare Documentary

By Alison Carrick on June 20, 2017

Blackside’s Code Blue helped recruit young minorities to health professions The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) to preserve Code Blue, a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the...

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

By Alison Carrick on June 16, 2017

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has completed the preservation and digitization of the rare civil rights documentary The Streets of Greenwood (1963). The project was made possible by a 2016 Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF...

Talk with Filmmaker Jon Else Now Available Online

By Jody Mitori on May 18, 2017

On April 19, 2017, Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum hosted filmmaker Jon Else as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. Else was a cinematographer and series producer on the 1980s documentary series Eyes on the Prize. He has written about the maki...