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University Libraries to Cohost Events in Olin on Friday, April 12

By slaaker on April 10, 2019

Friday, April 12, will be a busy day in John M. Olin Library, particularly on Level 1! The University Libraries will be cohosting both the Undergraduate Research Symposium poster presentation with the Office of Undergraduate Research (from 5:00–6:30 p.m.) and an open house during Reunion at Thurt...

John M. Olin Library Now on Summer Hours

By Washington University Libraries on April 8, 2019

John M. Olin Library has transitioned to a schedule of summer hours on Wednesday, May 8. Olin Library’s summer hours are: Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Summer hours will continue through Sunday, August 25. Olin Library will transitio...

NEXT Presentations Take Place April 25

By Julie Hale on April 5, 2019

Washington University Libraries awarded the inaugural Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) scholarships and grants in May 2018. The awards are made possible through a generous donation from the Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman Foundation and are open to Washington University undergraduate and gradua...

Film & Media Archive Receives Grant to Digitize “Eyes on the Prize II” Footage

By Julie Hale on April 2, 2019

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a grant of $226,392 to Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive to fund the Eyes on the Prize II Interview Digitization and Dissemination Project. The project will digitize 106 hours from the original 16 mm camera negati...

Updated: Japanese Book Binding Workshop

By Alison Carrick on March 7, 2019

Japanese Book Binding Workshop at John M. Olin Library Saturday, April 6, 2019 Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, Level One  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AND 2:00-4:00 p.m. Due to popular demand, we have added a second workshop during the morning of April 6! Sign up for the morning...

Washington University to Host ‘Illustration Across Media’ Symposium March 21-23

By Julie Hale on March 1, 2019

The D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library (DMGHL) at Washington University in St. Louis and the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum will bring leading scholars and artist practitioners together at a symposium designed to explore the significance and impact...

The Open Collection—TOC04: Concrète

By Jennifer Akins on February 28, 2019

    The Open Collection – TOC04: Concrète The fourth edition of The Open Collection—TOC04: Concrète—explores the materiality of language through works in the collection from the international concrete poetry movement of the late 1950s and 1960s. Both an art and literary form, conc...

New Book Arts Exhibits Now on Display in Olin Library

By Julie Hale on February 15, 2019

Three new exhibitions at Olin Library celebrate Washington University’s book arts community. Featuring works by Washington University faculty and students, as well as pieces from the University Libraries’ rare book collections, the exhibits highlight the many techniques, interpretations, and poss...