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Newman Numismatic Portal: Building the Currency Library

By nicole.fry on November 3, 2017

This past October, I attended the Digital Library Federation 2017 conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was my first time at the event. While there, I was able to learn more about the digital humanities field and connect with others working on similar projects throughout the country. I als...

Free Screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising” Takes Place Friday, November 3

By Julie Hale on November 2, 2017

There will be a free screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” on Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Hall on the Danforth Campus of  Washington University. The screening is being co-presented by Washington University Libraries’ Film &am...

Free Screening of “Jane” Takes Place Thursday, November 2

By Julie Hale on November 1, 2017

A free screening of the new documentary “Jane” will take place on Thursday, November 2, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Brown Hall 118 on the Danforth Campus of Washington University. Using a trove of footage from the National Geographic archives, “Jane” tells the true story of Jane Goodall...

New Acquisition: Howard Nemerov Letters

By Rose Miyatsu on October 30, 2017

Washington University in St Louis has recently acquired a new set of letters written by Howard Nemerov, along with two early photos. Nemerov was a widely acclaimed author who published poetry, short stories, novels, essays, and criticism. He is best known for his poetry, which won him numerous aw...

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New North Entrance to Olin Library Opens November 1

By Julie Hale on October 26, 2017

A major milestone of the Olin Library Transformation project will come to fruition on Wednesday, November 1, when the new north entrance to Olin Library opens. The north entrance is expected to open at approximately 9 a.m. on November 1. As soon as it opens, the existing south entrance will close...

Extra! Extra! More Digital Access to Student Life

By Emily Stenberg on October 25, 2017

One complete year of Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis, is now available through Open Scholarship at openscholarship.wustl.edu/studentlife. The 85 issues from 2006-07 are online with plans to eventually include the full run of the newspaper, which dates...

Robert Frerck Photography Collection Now Available

By Rose Miyatsu on October 24, 2017

Robert Frerck Photography Collection Now Available Last year, Special Collections obtained a large collection of photograph transparencies and photographs taken by internationally acclaimed foreign travel photographer, Robert Frerck. Many of these photos were taken for Frerck’s photography compan...

Lorcan Dempsey

Video of Lorcan Dempsey’s Thomas Lecture Now Available

By Jody Mitori on October 23, 2017

On October 9, 2017, Lorcan Dempsey, vice president of membership and research, and chief strategist at the Online Computer Library Center, delivered his lecture, “Libraries, Library Users, and Collections.” Dempsey gave his talk in the Formal Lounge of the Women’s Building on Wa...

In ‘Message to Our Folks,’ Steinbeck Examines History of Art Ensemble of Chicago

By Jody Mitori on October 19, 2017

Paul Steinbeck first heard about the avant-garde jazz group the Art Ensemble of Chicago when he was playing in the Jazz X-tet at the University of Chicago. The director of the university band, Mwata Bowden, encouraged Steinbeck to listen to the group to help improve his skills on the double bass....

The Open Collection —TOC02.3: Serially Un[Boxed] 

By Jennifer Akins on October 17, 2017

  The Open Collection —TOC02.3: Serially Un[Boxed] The Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library Special Collections is a unique repository for rare and hard-to-find art and architecture publications. From limited edition series to out-of-print volumes, the Art Special Collections holdings of...