Special Collections

Finding the ‘L’ in ‘LGBTQ’: Part 1

By Jackie Feldman on June 27, 2018

In celebration of Pride Month, the Special Collections Blog is highlighting a few of Washington University Libraries’ collections that are related to LGBTQ issues and activism. The following is a guest post by Wash U undergraduate Jackie Feldman, who researched a Washington University lesbi...

Filmed in St. Louis: King of the Hill

By Rose Miyatsu on June 26, 2018

On June 28th at 9AM, Olin Library will be hosting the 101 birthday celebration and book launch for St. Louis author A.E. Hotchner. The event will include an interview with Hotchner over video streaming, an exhibit and manuscript viewing, book sales and a reception. Hotchner is both a St. Louis na...

New Declaration of Independence Library Guide Released

By Rose Miyatsu on June 25, 2018

Washington University Libraries is proud to announce its new Declaration of Independence Library Guide, a resource to help students, researchers, and educators learn more about the Declaration of Independence and the Southwick Broadside that is currently on display at Olin Library. The guide cont...

Newman Exhibit: The St. Louis Browns

By Rose Miyatsu on June 25, 2018

Olin Library’s newly completed Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration spotlights objects from the Washington University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections as well as loaned artifacts and exhibits curated by students and faculty. In an effort to showcase some of our ci...

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...

University Libraries Receive Grant for Book Arts Mentoring Program

By Jody Mitori on June 7, 2018

Washington University Libraries have been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. The grant will fund a fellowship that will establish a mentoring program for book arts students at Washington University in St. Louis. The fellowship, which takes place from June 2018 thro...

Information Privacy and the ACLU-MO Archives

By Miranda Rectenwald on June 7, 2018

Information privacy and access to information — on computers, in government records, by news outlets — is not a new concern in our nation.  This is one of the main messages Lizzie Franclemont found while working as the ACLU of Missouri’s archive intern. Spring 2018 Intern Majori...

WWI Collections: The Roy Mackenzie Papers

By Rose Miyatsu on June 6, 2018

Sometimes faculty papers can hold hidden gems. W. Roy Mackenzie was a professor in the Washington University in the Department of English for 42 years beginning in 1918 and was considered by many to be the greatest authority on Shakespeare in America, but his papers hold more than just academic w...