Special Collections

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 Exploration Center Exhibit: Blaeu Atlas

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 2018

Joan Blaeu began publishing atlases with his father Williem Blaeu in Amsterdam in 1635. After Williem’s death in 1638, Joan continued to publish new atlas editions on his own. The Altlas Maior was his final and grandest atlas project. It was published in multi-volume sets between 1662 and 1665, w...

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: Mary Wickes Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 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...

From Ridgley to Olin: The History of Wash U’s Library

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 2018

May 1 was the official Transformation Dedication of the newly renovated Olin Library, so we thought we would take this opportunity to have a look at the history of Washington University’s library. Ridgley Library This history begins in the late 1800s when Stephen Ridgley, a former State Sen...

Lasting Legacies: John Ezell Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 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...

Trailblazers Recognition Ceremony and Panel Discussion on May 2

By Sonya Rooney on April 30, 2018

You are invited to the Trailblazers Recognition Ceremony | The Black Manifesto at 50: Honoring Black Student Activism on Wednesday May 2, 6:00-8:00 pm, Washington University in St. Louis, Emerson Auditorium – Frick Forum, Olin School of Business, Throop Drive & Snow Way Drive, St. Louis...

Black Panther Exhibit Now on Display in Olin Library

By Julie Hale on April 30, 2018

University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections is proud to announce the opening of an exciting new exhibit dedicated to Marvel Comics’ Black Panther. Now on display in Olin Library next to the grand staircase, the exhibit was curated by Skye Lacerte, curator of the Douglas ...

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...