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Lee Kissman Alternative Theater Collection

By joelminor on March 27, 2020

In 2019 Washington University Libraries acquired the Lee Kissman Alternative Theater Collection, a new milestone for the breadth of the Modern Literature Collection. As the title suggests, the collection belonged to Lee Kissman–an actor, playwright and director who has been active in experi...

A. E. Hotchner, 1917-2020

By joelminor on February 21, 2020

It is hard to know where to begin and how to end a blog post summarizing the long and storied life of novelist, playwright, memorialist, biographer and philanthropist A. E. Hotchner, who passed away at age 102 last Saturday at his home at Westport, Connecticut. For a man who accomplished so much,...

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Latin American Scholarship El Colegio de Mexico on JSTOR

By Daria Carson-Dussan on December 27, 2019

Washington University Libraries’ has purchased access to over a 1000 books from El Colegio de Mexico via JSTOR.  El Colegio de Mexico, or “Colmex,” as it is often known, is one of the most important academic research centers in the world. Founded in 1938, Colmex has published key books in t...

Cartography and Maps

By Tobias Feldmann on December 13, 2019

Maps help us to orient ourselves in the world or in a specific region and find the place we’re looking for, just like our WashU campus maps help many students and visitors to find their way. In general, maps are an important tool in our everyday lives and have been so for hundreds of years. [&hel...

What is the Word: Celebrating Samuel Beckett – Day 2

By joelminor on November 15, 2019

On November 7 and 8, 2019, Washington University celebrated the prose, poetry, drama, translations, correspondence and archives of Samuel Beckett, with a colloquium that included presentations, readings and performances by faculty, students and visiting scholars. The colloquium was held in Olin L...

What is the Word: Celebrating Samuel Beckett – Day 1

By joelminor on November 15, 2019

On November 7 and 8, 2019, Washington University celebrated the prose, poetry, drama, translations, correspondence and archives of Samuel Beckett, with a colloquium that included presentations, readings and performances by faculty, students and visiting scholars. The colloquium was held in Olin L...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on November 1, 2019

HiCal 2: an instrument designed for calibration of the ANITA experiment and for Antarctic surface reflectivity measurements Authors: Prohira, S.; Novikov, A.; Besson, D.Z.; Ratzlaff, K.; Stockham, J.; Stockham, M.; Clem, J.M.; Young, R.; Gorham, P.W.; Allison, P.; Banerjee, O.; Batten, L.; Beatty...

Letter to Faculty, October 16, 2019

By ksinger on October 16, 2019

Dear Danforth Campus Faculty: I am writing to share with you that the Libraries’ Short-term Collection Space Management Project has concluded. Project background, including a list of titles retained by the Libraries at faculty requests, has been posted on the Project website. As a reminder, the g...

Samuel Beckett’s Translation Drafts

By Irina Teveleva on October 10, 2019

In celebration of the current exhibit and upcoming colloquium at the Washington University Libraries honoring the life of the Irish writer Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), we are featuring selections of translation manuscripts and typescripts from the exhibit, starting with an autograph draft of Va et...

Film & Media Archive Receives Grant to Preserve Rare Gordon Parks Documentary

By Washington University Libraries on August 13, 2019

Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has received a National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) Basic Preservation Grant to preserve and digitize the film Listen to a Stranger: An Interview with Gordon Parks (1973). The NFPF awarded a grant of $4,960 to support the project. ...