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Law Library Will Be Closed on January 4

By Jody Mitori on December 28, 2017

On Thursday January 4, 2018, the Law Library staff will have an inter-office in service day. The library will be closed to public patrons and we will not provide circulation or reference services. Law faculty, students, and others with card access can enter and exit the library using their ID car...

Staff Picks: Holiday Reading Recommendations

By Masha Sapp, Special Collections Catalog Librarian on December 18, 2017

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the holidays, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection. Happy holidays — and happy reading! Emma Donoghue blends fact and fiction in her compelling novel The Wonder (Little, Brown, 2016), a book based on the real phenom...

William H. Gass

William H. Gass Remembered Around the Web

By William Youngblood on December 12, 2017

Over the weekend the world of literature absorbed and responded to the death of writer William H. Gass, and the remembrances started rolling in. We at the Modern Literature Collection are touched by the warm tributes to Gass’s life and work.  Here are a few selections from around the web: T...

Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part I

By Joel Minor and William Youngblood on December 8, 2017

We were saddened to hear of the death of William H. Gass, at the age of 93. As the many obituaries and tributes have attested and will attest, with his passing we have lost an important and still-active voice in American letters (Eyes, a collection of short stories and novellas was published in 2...

Remembering William H. Gass

By Shannon Davis on December 8, 2017

William H. Gass, the David May Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at his home in University City, Mo. He was 93. Gass was an accomplished American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, photog...

WWI Collections: The Atkin Posters

By Rose Miyatsu on December 7, 2017

One of Washington University in St Louis’s most spectacular WWI holdings is a collection of more than 400 WWI recruitment and propaganda posters, originally collected by Louis and Jodi Atkin, who donated the collection to Wash U in 2014. Louis Atkin assembled his collection by searching though an...

Highlighting Washington University’s Papyri Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on December 5, 2017

Although Washington University’s Manuscripts Collections are perhaps best known for their extensive Modern Literature Collection holdings from the 20th century, their oldest collections date back over two millennia. Some of the most ancient manuscripts you can find at Washington University ...

New Acquisition: Fort Gondo Zines and Broadsides

By Rose Miyatsu on November 28, 2017

New Acquisition Before there were blogs, there were zines. Self-published and with limited circulation, these small-scale magazines were generally produced to cover topics that were not popular in the mainstream.  Although the internet has largely replaced zine culture by providing an easier and ...

The Open Collection —TOC02.4: Serially Un[Boxed]

By Jennifer Akins on November 28, 2017

  The Open Collection —TOC02.4: 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...