Remembering Derek Walcott

By caskew on April 14, 2017

Determining the boundaries of poetry, what it is and isn’t, what counts as ‘poetry’ and what doesn’t, is a thorny endeavor even – perhaps especially – for experienced poets. W.B. Yeats offered this standard: “Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with our...

Remembering David Meltzer

By caskew on March 2, 2017

Born in 1937 to a cellist and harpist, poet and musician David Meltzer was perhaps destined to a life informed and enchanted by sound. As a child, he performed on the radio and on TV with The Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour. This strong musical heritage was only the beginning of Meltzer’s robust...

Raymond Federman’s “Take It or Leave It”

By caskew on February 16, 2017

February marks the original release date of Federman’s third novel, Take It or Leave It. To celebrate this, we offer a peek into some of the materials related to the book in the Raymond Federman Papers. Published in 1976 by Fiction Collective, Take It Or Leave It exemplifies Federman’s boldly inn...

Construction work planned for February 4 at Olin Library

By Sarah Laaker on February 3, 2017

Construction for the Olin Library Transformation project will take place on Saturday, February 4th, from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. If noise becomes bothersome, grab a free pair of ear plugs at the Help Desk, or check out one of the departmental libraries on Danforth Campus (remember to check their hours, w...

Springer Physics and Astronomy eBook Collection

By Alison Verbeck on February 1, 2017

The Physics and Astronomy Springer ebooks package for 2017 has been purchased and is now available. Titles will be added to the WU Catalog.  There are hundreds of titles available in this new collection and the compilations we receive from Springer are slightly delayed.  If you are looking for a ...

East Asian Library Monthly New Book List (Dec. 2016)

By tchang on December 30, 2016

The East Asian Library’s latest monthly new book list (covering titles added to the collections in December, 2016) is now available. Check it out at http://libguides.wustl.edu/c.php?g=46908&p=301372.

Front Page of Ceylon Observer (Colombo, Sri Lanka), 05-31-1906.

South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922

By aj robinson on December 7, 2016

  The Libraries have added World Newspaper Archive: South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922 to our database resources. This fully searchable collection of English, Gujarati, and Bengali language papers gives access to local coverage of regions of the subcontinent that now comprise of India, Pakist...

New Database: Harper’s Magazine Archive

By Kristine Helbling on November 22, 2016

Enjoy Harper’s Magazine Archive–from the very magazine in 1850 all the way to the current newsstand issue.  Harper’s Magazine has changed ownership and format over the years, but it is the oldest, continuously published, general-interest monthly publication in the United States....