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The Black Panther: A Comic Book History

By Vernon Mitchell, Jr., Curator of Popular American Arts on May 23, 2018

The late 1960s was a tumultuous time for America both domestically and abroad. The events taking place outside U.S. shores, such as the Vietnam conflict, began to affect domestic unrest in already existing social movements, most notably the Civil Rights Movement. Although President Lyndon Johnson...

Newman Tower Exhibit: The Eric Newman Money Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on May 22, 2018

Olin Library’s newly completed Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration spotlights objects from Washington University’s Julian Edison Department of Special Collections as well as loaned artifacts and exhibits curated by students and faculty. Materials in the current Money Exhibit are part of t...

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Olin Library’s Help Desk Closed on May 21

By Jody Mitori on May 17, 2018

Olin Library’s Help Desk will be closed from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, May 21, so that library staff may participate in the university’s Staff Day events. The building will remain open for Staff Day self-guided tours, study, computer use, and browsing collections. Services at the Help...

University Libraries Complete Olin Transformation Project

By Jody Mitori on May 16, 2018

With the completion of the Olin Transformation Project, John M. Olin Library has greater accessibility, new study spaces, more areas for collaboration and instruction, and expanded exhibition spaces to highlight the University Libraries’ unique collections. The renovation that kicked off in...

Chemistry Library Closed May 10 through Mid-July for Upgrade

By Julie Hale on May 10, 2018

The Chemistry Library in Louderman Hall will be closed May 10 until mid-July for an important project to upgrade the library’s HVAC system.  When it reopens later this summer, the Chemistry Library will be an even more comfortable place to visit and study. Here’s what to expect during the Chemist...

Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City

By Alison Carrick on May 8, 2018

The 2018 Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City will take place on May 10-11th. The third annual Summer City Seminar will feature numerous panels and presentations highlighting projects created from the Divided City Initiative. Washington University Libraries have collaborated on m...

Newman Tower Exhibits: Forms of the Book

By Rose Miyatsu on May 4, 2018

What makes a book a book? Does it have to have lines of text that you read from left to right or right to left? Does it have to be bound with pages and a cover? How does the form of the text influence the way you read it? These are questions that we hope […]

University Libraries Award 7 NEXT Scholarships and Grants

By Jody Mitori on May 4, 2018

Washington University Libraries has awarded the inaugural Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) scholarships and grants. The NEXT awards are made possible through a generous donation from the Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman Foundation and are open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to...

Declaration of Independence Exhibit Now Open in Olin Library

By Julie Hale on May 2, 2018

University Libraries’ new Declaration of Independence exhibit was unveiled on May 1, 2018, during the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the John M. Olin Library Transformation project. The exhibit spotlights a rare broadside copy of the Declaration that was printed by So...

From Ridgley to Olin: The History of Wash U’s Library

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 2018

May 1 was the official Transformation Dedication of the newly renovated Olin Library, so we thought we would take this opportunity to have a look at the history of Washington University’s library. Ridgley Library This history begins in the late 1800s when Stephen Ridgley, a former State Sen...