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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. ...

May Swenson in Space

By joelminor on July 19, 2019

Written by Irina Teveleva In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing, we are highlighting materials in the Modern Literature Collection related to space exploration. The May Swenson Papers include the poetry manuscripts, collected works, correspondence...

James Dickey and the Apollo Program

By joelminor on July 18, 2019

Written by Irina Teveleva On the fiftieth anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing, we are showcasing materials in the Modern Literature Collection related to space exploration. The James Dickey Papers include correspondence, manuscript drafts, editorial matter, and more from the ...

Research Data for Lunch: a Discussion of Data Literacy

By j.moore on July 18, 2019

Data services is holding a discussion session on Wednesday, July 24th at 12pm to collectively think about data literacy and how it fits into services we collaboratively offer. The discussion is in Olin Library, Instruction Room 1. Here is the reading list: Situating Expertise in Practice: Domain-...

Staff Picks: Summer Reading Recommendations

By Julie Hale on June 17, 2019

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the summer, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection.  Happy summer — and happy reading! How many of us dream of reinventing ourselves? Writer Lee Israel did just that when she turned to a life of crime as a literary fo...

New Books in Business!

By j.moore on May 29, 2019

CONTEMPORARY CONSUMER CULTURE THEORY Contemporary consumer culture theory contains original research essays written by the premier thought leaders of the discipline from around the world that reflect the maturation of the field Customer Culture Theory over the last decade. The volume seeks to hel...

EPS Notables

By cpmcleod on May 14, 2019

William B. McKinnon, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Faculty Fellow of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, was featured at the Arts & Sciences Eliot Society Reception, held on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Professor McKinnon presented on his research focusing on icy satellites...

Winners of University Libraries’ Neureuther Essay Competition Announced

By Julie Hale on April 12, 2019

We’re happy to announce the winners of the University Libraries’ 32nd annual Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Named for Carl Neureuther, a 1940 graduate of the Washington University School of Business who set up an endowed book fund for the Libraries, the contest was designed...

The Raymond Federman Papers

By Analeah Rosen on February 13, 2019

Raymond Federman – novelist, poet, critic, translator – was nothing if not prolific. And now, his literary papers are fully processed and available to researchers, students, and members of the general public. To celebrate this major addition to the Modern Literature Collection, we present a very ...

Readers on The William H. Gass Reader

By Analeah Rosen on February 1, 2019

On the occasion of the publication of The William H. Gass Reader, we asked two writers and Gass aficionados about how his archive here at Special Collections helped shape their research into his celebrated essays and stories. Gass’ literary output was impressive– he published seventeen books in h...