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University Libraries Participate in New Onsite Borrowing Pilot Program

By Clara Fehrenbach on August 29, 2018

Washington University participates in the Online Computer Library Center’s (OCLC) SHARES program, which allows the University Libraries to borrow and lend items via interlibrary loan at a reduced cost and provides access to a wide variety of collections that might not be eligible for interlibrary...

Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press

By Rose Miyatsu on July 23, 2018

In the early 1880s, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson left a career in law to become a bookbinder. Cobden-Sanderson was a friend of William Morris, a prominent member of the British Arts and Crafts movement, and subscribed to his ideology about the importance of traditional craftsmanship. They believ...

Power Outage in Limited Areas of Olin to Take Place July 6

By Julie Hale on July 5, 2018

There will be a planned power outage in limited areas of Olin Library on Friday, July 6, starting at 8:00 a.m. when the library opens. Lighting and electrical outlets in the Whispers Café seating area will be off from 8:00 a.m. until mid-morning. The lighting and electrical outlets are expected t...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on April 30, 2018

The following papers were recently published by members of the Physics Department: Title: I-Xe dating of aqueous alteration in the CI chondrite Orgueil: I. Magnetite and ferromagnetic separates Authors: Pravdivtseva, O.; Krot, A. N.; Hohenberg, C. M. Source: GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 227 3...

The Reeses

By Andrea Degener on April 2, 2018

Walter and Emily Shaw Reese, known as The Reeses, are a husband and wife duo who produced illustrations predominately in the 1910s and 1920s. The recently digitized tear sheets from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive highlight some of the advertisements and covers created by The Reeses. This post...

Gardner and Gass: A Friendship in Letters

By William Youngblood and Joel Minor on March 21, 2018

On the evening of October 24, 1978, William H. Gass and John Gardner stepped onto a stage at the University of Cincinnati. For two hours they held forth in debate on a topic close to the heart of both men: the nature and purposes of fiction. Those in attendance, and those reading and listening la...

John Gardner Open House and Documentary Screening

By William Youngblood on March 5, 2018

We are excited to announce that the Washington University Libraries, in collaboration with the Lindenwood University School of Arts, Media, and Communications, will be hosting a screening of Sunlight Man, a documentary on the life of novelist (and Washington University alum) John Gardner, on Marc...

Cordelia Baker: Teaching Bookbinding to Society Women

By Rose Miyatsu on February 6, 2018

What is an Educated Woman to Do? At the turn of the twentieth century, it was becoming more common for young, upper-class women to go away to receive an education, but few ways for them to use it once they returned home. A 1906 article in the St Louis Post-Dispatch laments, “There are already 10 ...