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New E-Resources at WU Libraries

By Julie Hale on July 12, 2017

WU Libraries recently acquired several new e-resources. We’re excited to share info about these new subscriptions. Read on for details. Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees : Global Perspectives, 1941-1996: This database contains news and analysis from reports gathered daily between the ea...

Staff Picks: Summer Reading Recommendations

By Julie Hale on July 5, 2017

There’s no better way to relax during the summer than getting lost in the pages of a great book. If you’re in need of reading recommendations, you’ve come to the right place! During the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing staff selections in fiction and nonfiction. Happy summ...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: James Gardner

By Jody Mitori on June 30, 2017

James Gardner, Art and Architecture Library Associate, has worked at WU for almost two years. After he graduated with a double major in art history and psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, he received his master’s degree in art history from WU—and spent many hours studying in the...

Olin Transformation Update

By Julie Hale on June 26, 2017

Summer has arrived, and the Olin Transformation Project continues to progress. Preparations are well underway for construction of the Thomas Gallery exhibition space on Level 1 of Olin Library. Here’s what you can expect over the next several weeks. The following services on Level 1 will be unava...

Animated Filmmaker R.O. Blechman’s Ink Tank Collection Comes to WU

By Jaleen Grove on June 22, 2017

A significant collection of works and documents from the animation studio The Ink Tank, owned and operated by cartoonist and animator R.O. Blechman 1977 – 2004, is finding a permanent home in the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis. The Library specializ...

The Golden Age of Jell-O

By Christina Wang on June 21, 2017

“Jell-O, America’s favorite dessert.” As famously advertised in Ladies’ Home Journal and other women’s magazines as early as 1902, Jell-O was a household favorite in the United States for almost a century. Today, Jell-O is most widely known as a childhood dessert or an alcoholic concoction;...

WU’s Film & Media Archive Awarded Grant to Preserve Rare Documentary

By Alison Carrick on June 20, 2017

Blackside’s Code Blue helped recruit young minorities to health professions The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) to preserve Code Blue, a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the...

HVAC Improvements Coming to Gaylord Music Library

By Julie Hale on June 20, 2017

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in the Gaylord Music Library will be upgraded this summer, in time for fall 2017 classes. The renovation project will begin on Tuesday, June 20. Gaylord is anticipated to remain open for its normal summer hours throughout the project. Most of...

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

By Alison Carrick on June 16, 2017

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has completed the preservation and digitization of the rare civil rights documentary The Streets of Greenwood (1963). The project was made possible by a 2016 Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF...