Special Collections

Contemporary Native American Writers

By Rose Miyatsu on November 27, 2018

  Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! Thanksgiving is a time when Americans like to tell stories about early settlers and their relationships with indigenous people. However, the way these stories are often told leads many people to see Native American people as ancient and long-dead, rath...

Impact HIV/AIDS Initiative Griot Museum

By Miranda Rectenwald on November 21, 2018

Washington University Libraries is one of several community partners joining The Griot Museum of Black History on the Impact HIV/AIDS Initiative — an arts and culture community awareness initiative  exploring the ongoing relationship between HIV/AIDS and the St. Louis region’s African-Ameri...

Work on display in "The Monster's Challenge" exhibit: "The Author of Frankenstein" by Will Jamison Eucker

“The Monster Challenge” Exhibit Now on Display in Olin Library

By Alison Carrick on November 20, 2018

The Monster Challenge Exhibit is now on display in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room As part of the Frankenstein Bicentennial, the ongoing celebration of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Washington University held a competition, The Monster Challenge, this fall. The contest called for both undergradua...

Bibles in Special Collections

By Rose Miyatsu on November 19, 2018

Last week, Washington University in St. Louis was privileged to have esteemed novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson on campus to give a series of lectures titled, “Holy Moses: An appreciation of Genesis and Exodus as literature and theology.” If these talks have sparked your intere...

Book Making Workshops

By Cassie on November 15, 2018

Washington University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections is excited to announce two new workshops that are free and open to the public. Attendees will have a chance to view a selection of rare books from Special Collections in addition to gaining hands-on experience ...

Native American Languages

By Rose Miyatsu on November 15, 2018

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the Edison Department of Special Collections has numerous books to help us celebrate! Today, we will be featuring four books from our collection that are written in or contain some description of Native American languages. Many of these lan...

Intern Opportunity for Spring 2019

By Miranda Rectenwald on November 12, 2018

Do you want to do one-of-a-kind primary research for the greater good? Are you intrigued by historical work that can explain today’s current trends?  We are looking for student interns to work with the ACLU of Missouri’s archival collections at Washington University Libraries.  Intern...

Kara Walker Artist Book on Display at SLAM

By Rose Miyatsu on November 11, 2018

Washington University Libraries is always eager to share some of the more extraordinary pieces in our collection with the wider St. Louis community. It is therefore with great enthusiasm that we announce that one of our artist books, Freedom: A Fable by artist Kara Walker will be on display at th...

WWI Archives: Dan Bartlett’s Books

By Rose Miyatsu on November 8, 2018

A part of our continued remembrance of the 100 year anniversary of America’s involvement in WWI, today we will be highlighting some wonderful books from the Dan Bartlett Collection. About Lieutenant Dan Bartlett Dan Bartlett was still a junior at Washington University when he joined the Res...

A New Exhibit and Colloquium on Guillaume Apollinaire

By Rose Miyatsu on November 6, 2018

Friday, November 9, marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of French poet Guillaume Apollinaire. To commemorate this occasion, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures will be hosting a colloquium and exhibit in John M. Olin Library. The colloquium, titled “Apollinaire, Amou...