Manuscripts

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...

William H. Gass: His Life and Legacy — Tributes from Holmes Lounge and Olin Library

By William Youngblood on May 7, 2018

On April 6th Washington University in St. Louis hosted family, friends, colleagues, former students and fans of William H. Gass to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the esteemed author and Washington University philosophy professor. In both the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections ...

Newman Tower Exhibits: Forms of the Book

By Rose Miyatsu on May 4, 2018

What makes a book a book? Does it have to have lines of text that you read from left to right or right to left? Does it have to be bound with pages and a cover? How does the form of the text influence the way you read it? These are questions that we hope […]

Declaration of Independence Exhibit Now Open in Olin Library

By Julie Hale on May 2, 2018

University Libraries’ new Declaration of Independence exhibit was unveiled on May 1, 2018, during the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the John M. Olin Library Transformation project. The exhibit spotlights a rare broadside copy of the Declaration that was printed by So...

Lasting Legacies: The Tennessee Williams Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 2018

In anticipation of the official opening of the newly transformed Olin Library on May 1, 2018, this blog series will 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 influentia...

Newman Tower Exhibit: Michelangelo Buonarroti

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 2018

On display in Olin Library’s new Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration are a number of Washington University Libraries’ most prized collections. Among these collections is an original manuscript penned by none other than Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter of the Sistine Chapel and...

Lasting Legacies: The A.E. Hotchner Papers

By Rose Miyatsu on April 30, 2018

In anticipation of the official opening of the newly transformed Olin Library on May 1, 2018, this blog series will 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 influentia...

William H. Gass: Life & Legacy — Tributes from St. Louis Magazine

By William Youngblood on April 27, 2018

Earlier this month Washington University paid tribute to the life and legacy of author and professor William H. Gass. Two of the remembrances from the April 6th celebrations, delivered by Gass’ friend the photographer Michael Eastman and Gass’ philosophy department colleague Mark Roll...

Lasting Legacies: Philip Mills Arnold Semeiology Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on April 25, 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...

Remembering William Jay Smith

By Rose Miyatsu on April 22, 2018

Exactly one hundred years ago today, poet William Jay Smith was born in Winnfield, Louisiana. The son of a clarinetist in the Sixth Army Band, Smith grew up on a military base in Jefferson Barracks just outside of St. Louis, an experience he describes in his memoir, Army Brat. Smith obtained both...