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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. ...

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...