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Update on East Asian Library Retrieval

By Jody Mitori on April 3, 2018

The suspension of retrieval from East Asian Library announced on March 23 is still in effect. The Libraries are continuing to work with our campus partners and January Hall renovation project team to assess and resolve an unanticipated environmental issue related to construction. Because we don’t...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Clarice Jenkins

By Julie Hale on April 1, 2018

Clarice Jenkins, accounting assistant in the Business Office, joined the WU Libraries staff in 1997. She holds an associate’s degree in computer and information sciences and support services from Southwestern Illinois College and an associate of arts and sciences degree in computer/information te...

Remembering Linda Brown of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision

By Alison Carrick on March 29, 2018

Linda Brown Smith whose name became synonymous with the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education has died at age 76,  the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. Linda Brown Smith was interviewed by Blackside for the series Eyes on the Prize, and while the interview was not used in the final program it ...

University Libraries Announce 2018 Neureuther Essay Contest Winners

By Julie Hale on March 27, 2018

We’re excited to announce the winners of our annual Carl Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Before we reveal the names of our champion essayists, here’s a little history on the Libraries’ long-standing contest: An endowment from WU alum Carl Neureuther (class of 1940) provides ...

East Asian Library Update: Temporary Delivery Delays

By Julie Hale on March 23, 2018

Users who have requested materials from the East Asian Library since March 21, 2018, should expect delivery of those materials to be slower than normal. Due to an unanticipated construction-related environmental issue, the University Libraries have temporarily suspended retrieval of materials fro...

WU’s Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of Rare Documentary

By Jody Mitori on March 21, 2018

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the preservation of Code Blue, a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the medical profession. The project was completed with the support of a Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film...

New Electronic Resources at University Libraries

By Julie Hale on March 21, 2018

University Libraries recently purchased a number of new eresources. Here are some details about the collections. Caribbean Newspapers (1718-1876): This collection has been created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society and features more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands. A compreh...

Mona Van Duyn: The Woman Behind the Modern Literature Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on March 20, 2018

We could not let Women’s History Month pass without highlighting a woman who was incredibly important to the history of Washington University Libraries’ own Modern Literature Collection: Mona Van Duyn. Mona Van Duyn was a brilliant poet, editor, and instructor, who served as a pillar ...

Al Parker Tear Sheets

By Andrea Degener on March 20, 2018

The Al Parker Collection at the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library contains many original works by the illustrator. Until recently, a number of these pieces could only be understood in the original form of gouache on board. Now, with the public collection of digitized tear sheets from the Walt R...

Washington University to Celebrate William H. Gass’s Life at April 6 Event

By Jody Mitori on March 16, 2018

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Washington University in St. Louis is hosting “William H. Gass: His Life and Legacy.” Gass died on December 6, 2017, at the age of 93. He was the David L. May Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Washington University, where he taught philosophy for 30 y...