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Special Collections to Have Limited Accessibility in Summer 2018

By Jody Mitori on April 27, 2018

Due to collection moves, University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections will have limited accessibility to some of its collections over the summer of 2018, starting May 22. Please note the following changes during this time. For in-person reference: All visits to Special Co...

Whispers to be Closed Afternoon of May 1 for Olin Library Dedication

By Julie Hale on April 25, 2018

On Tuesday, May 1, a reception celebrating the completion of the Olin Transformation project will take place in Olin Library. Whispers Café will be closed from 1:30-8:00 p.m. It’s expected that most of the activity related to the reception will take place on Levels 1,  2, and A of Olin. Lev...

Queer History in the Divided City: A New Approach to Digital Mapping

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 24, 2018

Published today: An article by Ian Darnell and Andrea Friedman on NOTCHES that discusses some impacts of the mapping project: http://notchesblog.com/2018/04/24/queer-history-in-the-divided-city-a-new-approach-to-digital-mapping/ Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality “is a peer-revi...

Washington University Honors Author and Teacher William H. Gass

By Julie Hale on April 19, 2018

On April 6, 2018, members of the Washington University community came together to celebrate the legacy of William H. Gass, who died on December 6, 2017, at the age of 93. Gass taught at Washington University for 30 years and in 1990 became the co-founder and first director of the university’s Int...

‘Art of Medicine’ Exhibition Showcases Student Projects

By Jody Mitori on April 17, 2018

The Art of Medicine exhibition is now open in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room through June 29. This exhibition showcases students’ final projects from The Art of Medicine, one of five courses sponsored by the Provost’s Cross-School Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant Program. This collaborati...

William H. Gass: Life & Legacy — Part 1

By William Youngblood on April 12, 2018

This past Friday Washington University in St. Louis hosted a celebration of the life and work of William H. Gass, longtime Washington University professor and one of the most notable American writers of the 20th and 21st Centuries. The day included an open house at the Special Collection library,...

LGBTQ St. Louis on the Map

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 12, 2018

Happy 6 month anniversary to Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis! Online and freely available to everyone since October 2017, Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis  allows viewers to explore the locations and stories behind lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and queer life in St. Louis. Since the site’s public debut, t...

The exterior of the Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration

Celebrate National Libraries Week at Olin!

By Rose Miyatsu on April 10, 2018

This week marks the 60th annual National Libraries Week, and with the Olin Library renovations almost competed, we have a lot to celebrate! Celebrate With Us at Our Open House National Libraries Week is celebrated during the second full week of April, and each year has a different theme. This yea...

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New Exhibit Highlights Antiquities in University Collections

By Jody Mitori on April 10, 2018

“Investigating Antiquities in University Collections,” a new exhibit featuring some of the earliest materials in Special Collections, is now on display in the Special Collections Reading Room. The exhibit includes examples of papyrus from as early as the 2nd century BCE, including a rare love let...

Updated Info on East Asian Library Retrieval

By Julie Hale on April 6, 2018

The suspension of retrieval from the East Asian Library announced on March 23 is still in effect. As we do not yet have a definite date for resuming retrieval, we have taken another step and temporarily removed the “Request” button from the Classic Catalog screen for items housed in January Hall....