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WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Micah Zeller

By Julie Hale on February 26, 2018

Micah Zeller is copyright services analyst in the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Division of the Libraries. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy with minors in chemistry and Italian from Indiana University and graduated from Washington Uni...

New Malcolm X Documentary Features Footage from Washington University Archives

By Rose Miyatsu on February 20, 2018

This February 26th, the Smithsonian Channel will be airing a new documentary about civil rights leader Malcolm X, the charismatic spokesperson of Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam. The documentary, titled The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X , is part of the Smithsonian Channel’s Lost Tapes series and highl...

Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part 3

By William Youngblood on February 19, 2018

 The April 6 activities celebrating the life and legacy of William H. Gass are starting to take shape. We will have photographs, manuscripts and other materials on view, his friends, colleagues and fellow writers speaking about Gass and reading his work, and a reception. Please save the afternoon...

Arthur Ernst Koelle Papers Now Available

By Rose Miyatsu on February 13, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of his daughters Susan Koelle Bell and Anne Koelle McCann, Washington University Libraries have recently acquired the papers of Arthur Ernst Koelle. Arthur Koelle was a St. Louis native, born in the city on June 27, 1901. In 1923, he graduated from Washington University i...

WU Libraries’ Mark Scharff Receives Award from Music OCLC Users Group

By Julie Hale on February 7, 2018

WU Libraries are pleased to announce that Mark Scharff, music cataloger at Gaylord Music Library, has been named the recipient of the Music Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Users Group’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award. We share the following announcement from Casey A. Mullin, head of...

Robert Fawcett

By Andrea Degener on February 7, 2018

We will be highlighting some of the illustrator files that were digitized from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive as part of a CLIR Grant initiative. Many people from the Libraries assisted with adding metadata to the digitized files. One person in particular, Ian Lanius, Curatorial Assistant in ...

Call for Nominations – 2018 Trailblazers Award

By Rose Miyatsu on February 5, 2018

  Kick off Black History Month by nominating someone for the Trailblazers award! Nominations will be accepted until February 15 at 5:00 pm. The Washington University Trailblazers was established in 2016 to acknowledge, commemorate and celebrate the contributions Black alumni, faculty and sta...

#ColorOurCollections Coloring Fest Takes Place February 5-9 at WU Libraries

By Julie Hale on February 5, 2018

#ColorOurCollections is a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from their collections, these institutions are sharing free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections. The coloring fe...

Hotch at 100: Entering World War 2

By William Youngblood on February 2, 2018

In this fourth installment of our ongoing video interview with A. E. Hotchner, recorded to commemorate his 100th birthday, Hotch talks to us about his early experiences of World War 2, his attempts to become a pilot or a naval officer (and eventual assignment as one of the “airplane monkeys...