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William H. Gass: Life & Legacy — Part 1

By William Youngblood on April 12, 2018

This past Friday Washington University in St. Louis hosted a celebration of the life and work of William H. Gass, longtime Washington University professor and one of the most notable American writers of the 20th and 21st Centuries. The day included an open house at the Special Collection library,...

LGBTQ St. Louis on the Map

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 12, 2018

Happy 6 month anniversary to Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis! Online and freely available to everyone since October 2017, Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis  allows viewers to explore the locations and stories behind lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and queer life in St. Louis. Since the site’s public debut, t...

The exterior of the Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration

Celebrate National Libraries Week at Olin!

By Rose Miyatsu on April 10, 2018

This week marks the 60th annual National Libraries Week, and with the Olin Library renovations almost competed, we have a lot to celebrate! Celebrate With Us at Our Open House National Libraries Week is celebrated during the second full week of April, and each year has a different theme. This yea...

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New Exhibit Highlights Antiquities in University Collections

By Jody Mitori on April 10, 2018

“Investigating Antiquities in University Collections,” a new exhibit featuring some of the earliest materials in Special Collections, is now on display in the Special Collections Reading Room. The exhibit includes examples of papyrus from as early as the 2nd century BCE, including a rare love let...

Updated Info on East Asian Library Retrieval

By Julie Hale on April 6, 2018

The suspension of retrieval from the East Asian Library announced on March 23 is still in effect. As we do not yet have a definite date for resuming retrieval, we have taken another step and temporarily removed the “Request” button from the Classic Catalog screen for items housed in January Hall....

Update on East Asian Library Retrieval

By Jody Mitori on April 3, 2018

The suspension of retrieval from East Asian Library announced on March 23 is still in effect. The Libraries are continuing to work with our campus partners and January Hall renovation project team to assess and resolve an unanticipated environmental issue related to construction. Because we don’t...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Clarice Jenkins

By Julie Hale on April 1, 2018

Clarice Jenkins, accounting assistant in the Business Office, joined the WU Libraries staff in 1997. She holds an associate’s degree in computer and information sciences and support services from Southwestern Illinois College and an associate of arts and sciences degree in computer/information te...

Remembering Linda Brown of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision

By Alison Carrick on March 29, 2018

Linda Brown Smith whose name became synonymous with the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education has died at age 76,  the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. Linda Brown Smith was interviewed by Blackside for the series Eyes on the Prize, and while the interview was not used in the final program it ...

University Libraries Announce 2018 Neureuther Essay Contest Winners

By Julie Hale on March 27, 2018

We’re excited to announce the winners of our annual Carl Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Before we reveal the names of our champion essayists, here’s a little history on the Libraries’ long-standing contest: An endowment from WU alum Carl Neureuther (class of 1940) provides ...

East Asian Library Update: Temporary Delivery Delays

By Julie Hale on March 23, 2018

Users who have requested materials from the East Asian Library since March 21, 2018, should expect delivery of those materials to be slower than normal. Due to an unanticipated construction-related environmental issue, the University Libraries have temporarily suspended retrieval of materials fro...