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Washington University Commencement: Trivia and Traditions

By Julie Hale on May 15, 2019

Commencement fever is in the air! Washington University has come a long way since its first Commencement ceremony, which took place in 1862 and featured five graduates. Fast-forward a century-and-a-half or so: in 2017-2018, the university awarded a total of 4,664 degrees, including 2,836 graduate...

Still from "Won by a Sweet"

Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of Rare Promotional Film

By Julie Hale on May 13, 2019

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the preservation of Won by a Sweet, a rare silent 16mm promotional film from 1929. The film was produced by R.P. Young Productions for the National Confectioners’ Association (NCA). The project was completed ...

Bookmaking Workshop: Coptic Binding

By Cassie on May 13, 2019

Bookmaking Workshop: Coptic Binding Saturday, June 8, 2019 Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, Olin Library Level One  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us for the next workshop in our bookmaking series! Come view amazing and early bindings from the University Libraries’ rare book co...

Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library – Temporary Summer 2019 Closure

By Jennifer Akins on May 8, 2019

The Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library will temporarily close from May 20 to early or mid-June 2019 due to adjacent plaza demolition work. Additional temporary closures may be needed later in the summer, and will be announced as early as possible if so. Please see the following for impacts ...

Washington University Libraries Welcome Leland Deeds

By ksinger on April 30, 2019

The Washington University Libraries have appointed Leland Deeds as the new Associate University Librarian overseeing the Collection Management and Access Services Division, effective May 1. As leader of the division, Deeds manages the full collection life cycle, from selection, acquisition, and t...

Julian Edison Department of Special Collections Wins Citation for Exhibit

By Julie Hale on April 30, 2019

The Julian Edison Department of Special Collections at the Washington University Libraries has  earned a notable citation as part of the Association of College and Research Libraries Rare Books and Manuscripts Section’s 2019 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhi...

University Libraries Award 2019 NEXT Scholarships and Grants

By Jennifer Killion on April 15, 2019

The Washington University Libraries have awarded the second annual Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) scholarships and grants. More than 100 applications were received from Washington University faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students. The 2019 NEXT scholarships and grants were aw...

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...