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WUSTL undergraduates Natalie Hilmer and Jordan Dubin stand with boxes from the archive.

Fall 2018 Interns Explore ACLU-MO History

By Miranda Rectenwald on October 5, 2018

Special Collections is happy to introduce Natalie Hilmer and Jordan Dubin, this semester’s ACLU-MO Archives Interns.   Natalie is working on providing better descriptions for boxes in Series 3 of the ACLU-MO Records, covering the 1940s-early 1980s.  Several of these files relate to vio...

Evening and weekend hours return to East Asian Library

By Ryuta Komaki on October 1, 2018

Effective today (Monday, October 1, 2018), the East Asian Library returns to the regular opening hours it offered before January Hall closed for the renovation project. The hours are 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The regul...

Exploration and Augmented Reality: Our Changing Earth

By Jennifer Killion on September 18, 2018

In addition to the Center’s travel resources and great spaces for quiet study, the Newman Exploration Center currently has on display the Augmented Reality Sandbox. Built by University Libraries Data Services team, the AR Sandbox integrates digital and environmental information in real time to di...

Interview with Poet and WUSTL Faculty Member Mary Jo Bang

By Rose Miyatsu on September 12, 2018

When Washington University Libraries’ Modern Literature Collection was initially created in 1964, all but two of the forty-six writers in the original collection were still living. Today, the collection has grown to more than 175 authors, presses, and journals, with much of the archive stil...

Joy Williams Papers Now Available For Research

By William Youngblood on September 4, 2018

The Julian Edison Department of Special Collections is pleased to announce that the Joy Williams Papers are now available to researchers. The papers, bringing together five decades of materials, including manuscript drafts for Williams’ four novels, five story collections and unpublished wo...

Staff Picks: Reading Recommendations

By Michael Schaefer, History and Religious Studies Librarian on August 31, 2018

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the long weekend, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection. Happy reading! You consider yourself an informed citizen: you’re well read on current events, and you’ve been trained in logic and argumentation. B...

University Libraries Participate in New Onsite Borrowing Pilot Program

By Clara Fehrenbach on August 29, 2018

Washington University participates in the Online Computer Library Center’s (OCLC) SHARES program, which allows the University Libraries to borrow and lend items via interlibrary loan at a reduced cost and provides access to a wide variety of collections that might not be eligible for interlibrary...

Hotch at 100: Legacies

By William Youngblood on August 28, 2018

In the final installment of “Hotch at 100,” our interview with writer, philanthropist, and Washington University in St. Louis alumnus A. E. Hotchner, Hotchner reflects on various aspects of his legacy. He touches on his 100th birthday, his feelings about his written work, his advice t...