University Archives & Local History

New Acquisition: Howard Nemerov Letters

By Rose Miyatsu on October 30, 2017

Washington University in St Louis has recently acquired a new set of letters written by Howard Nemerov, along with two early photos. Nemerov was a widely acclaimed author who published poetry, short stories, novels, essays, and criticism. He is best known for his poetry, which won him numerous aw...

Robert Frerck Photography Collection Now Available

By Rose Miyatsu on October 24, 2017

Robert Frerck Photography Collection Now Available Last year, Special Collections obtained a large collection of photograph transparencies and photographs taken by internationally acclaimed foreign travel photographer, Robert Frerck. Many of these photos were taken for Frerck’s photography compan...

Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis Is Now Online

By Miranda Rectenwald on October 11, 2017

http://library.wustl.edu/map-lgbtq-stl   Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis is a digital interactive map exploring how the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender, and queer communities have changed over time, from the end of World War II in 1945 through the passage of St. Louis city’s first gay an...

Hotch at 100: Growing Up In Saint Louis

By William Youngblood on October 9, 2017

This year marks the 100th birthday of author and Washington University alumnus A. E. Hotchner.  To help celebrate this milestone, Hotchner sat down with Washington University’s Steven Rosenblum in May 2017 for a wide-ranging conversation on his life, his career as a writer, and his friendsh...

Follow Mapping LGBTQ StL on Twitter

By Miranda Rectenwald on October 6, 2017

Now you can get more updates and a behind the scene look at Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis on our twitter feed: https://twitter.com/MappingLGBTQstl  

October Is American Archives Month!

By Rose Miyatsu on October 5, 2017

Celebrate American Archives Month   American Archives Month was established to draw attention to the important materials that are being preserved in library archives throughout the country. Washington University in St Louis is home to a wide collection of archives that collect and preserve e...

Open House Featuring T.S. Eliot Materials Takes Place Friday, September 22

By Alison Carrick on September 20, 2017

Please join us for an Open House display of research materials about writer T.S. Eliot from the Libraries’ Special Collections.   Olin Library, Special Collections Classroom: Level One September 22, 2017 – 10:00 am-1:00 PM T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis in 1888 and was the grandson o...

Campus Construction: Then and Now

By Sonya Rooney on August 28, 2017

Welcome back to campus! As you may have noticed, there is a lot of construction taking place at WU. University Archives has many photographs from construction on campus through the years. You’re welcome to stop by Special Collections Monday – Friday,  from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and e...

Save the Date! Launch Party

By Miranda Rectenwald on August 24, 2017

Mark your calendar for October 11, 2017, 7:00 pm and join us at the Missouri History Museum for the official Launch Party for Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis. Since May 2016 work has been underway to document over 750 locations that are part of LGBTQ history in the St. Louis region.   Many people have co...