Hotch at 100: Adapting “The Battler”

By William Youngblood on June 19, 2018

A. E. Hotchner’s friendship with Ernest Hemingway brought Hotch into the literary scene but it also opened a door to an unexpected career in the Golden Age of Television. In this episode of Hotch at 100, our ongoing video interview with author, philanthropist, and Washington University alum...

Celebrating Pride Month: The May Swenson Papers

By Rose Miyatsu on June 15, 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 the Modern Literature Collection’s May Swenson Papers. About May Swenson Anna Thilda May “May” Swen...

A. E. Hotchner to Discuss New Book at 101st Birthday Celebration

By Jody Mitori on June 13, 2018

Washington University Libraries will host a celebration of author A. E. Hotchner’s 101st birthday and the launch of his new novel, The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Broom, on June 28, 2018, in Room 142 of John M. Olin Library. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m., and the talk will begin at 9:30 a...

Hotch at 100: Meeting Hemingway

By William Youngblood on May 29, 2018

Over the course of his long life and career, author, playwright, philanthropist, and Washington University alum A. E. Hotchner has had the good fortune to cross paths with many of the notable figures of the twentieth century. In 1948, fresh out of the Air Force, Hotchner was sent on assignment to...

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...