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University Libraries Partner with Sam Fox School on New MFA Program

By Julie Hale on July 10, 2020

Washington University’s new MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program (MFA-IVC) is giving art students the opportunity to grow as scholars outside the studio. Launched in fall 2019, the two-year program is a collaboration between the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the Washi...

Olin Staircase Named in Honor of Andrew and Jayne Kagan

By Julie Hale on June 1, 2020

John M. Olin Library possesses many stunning architectural features, from the Newman Exploration Center on Level A to the Sky Room on the building’s topmost floor. Each of the library’s five levels is unique, offering different study spaces, book collections, and works of art. Tying it all togeth...

May Physics Springer eBooks

By Alison Verbeck on May 29, 2020

Artemis Lunar Program   by  Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried Basic Theory and Laboratory Experiments in Measurement and Instrumentation   by  Andrea Cataldo, Nicola Giaquinto, Egidio De Benedetto, Antonio Masciullo, Giuseppe Cannazza, Ilaria Lorenzo, Jacopo Nicolazzo, Maria Teresa Meo, Alessando De...

Pearl Archive

By joelminor on April 8, 2020

In addition to writers’ personal and professional papers, the Modern Literature Collection also consists of archives of small literary presses (e.g. Lord John Press Collection, Release Press Archive, Trigam Press Archive) and periodicals (e.g. River Styx Archive, Perspective Archive). Last year, ...

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...